Patrick Norguet, a French designer, is credited for creating the 395-396 P22 armchair for Cassina. A designer's perspective is unique because he or she looks at the world through the lens of intuition and emotion while also considering the object's location and other factors in the environment.
The P22 armchair is a delicate and elegant design that draws smooth lines and proportionate volumes, reinterpreting in an entirely new key the classic armchair that was prevalent in France in the seventeenth century among the French nobility. Innovation and traditional simplicity come together in this armchair to create a piece that is both modern and timeless. The high back and wide side walls are still visible, but the traditional bergère armchair has been given a modern update thanks to the padding of a flexible polyurethane foam framework resting on an aluminium or solid wood base and featuring pieces of the shell crafted from bent beech plywood.
The armchair with footrest maintains the armchair's signature enveloping and welcoming comfort, while the seat without the side parts showcases a simpler form.