Lead time: 20-22 weeks

Tacchini has collaborated with Formafantasma to spearhead a new method of fabrication that reflects both time-honored utilitarian tradition and modern environmental concerns. Reworking upholstered seating from the inside, Formafantasma introduces a more sustainable, nature-based process for the manufacture of iconic Tacchini designs, with a technique inspired by antique mattress production, using surplus sheep’s wool to replace industrial foam. In combination with natural latex, the nonpolluting sheep’s wool provides softness and stuffing utilizing a natural material that has paradoxically been treated as a waste product.

An elegant yet informal armchair. With its sensual aesthetic, natural materials and intelligent design, it offers sophisticated personalization. Costela is a paradigm of creative design. The fundamental idea on which the chair is built is the beautiful wooden structure with its wooden ribs embracing both the seat and the back, and the functional and aesthetic completion of the detail, ensuring absolute comfort with an extremely natural style in their almost random position.


Dimensions: W 29,13” D 31,50” H 32,67” Seat H 15,74”

Materials: wooden structure with upholstered seat and back

Designer Martin Eisler ( 1952 ) 2019

Milanese Compasso d’Oro award