Sergio Mian approached designing his Baba Collection (1992) with an emphasis on details, a love of materials and an intimate understanding of the human body. With its inviting curves and contours, this chair has become one of the most popular restaurant-quality models in the world. Offering a perfect blend of comfort and support, it features a seat and backrest shaped to cradle the body. A durable and elegant choice for commercial applications, Baba also fits seamlessly in most residential settings. Stacks eight high. Made in Italy.
Beech plywood back and seat; bleached oak veneer or canaletto walnut veneer; matte chromed steel legs; plastic glides.
At first glance the furniture by Sergio Mian seems like a perfect example of the clean-lined modern design Italy is so famous for, and upon closer inspection Mian's pieces prove to be all that but also much more. An emphasis on details, a love of materials and an intimate understanding of the human body combine in Mian's designs to transform them beyond the ordinary.
A long and diverse course of training brought Mian to furniture design. Schooled as an architect at the University of Venice, Mian worked on the restoration of old buildings before moving on to exhibition design, historical research and then industrial and furniture design. This varied background is brought to bear in every project Mian undertakes. In his furniture, one can see a respect for history, an understanding of spatial dynamics and a finesse of presentation.... Read more >