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FILA Press Release

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Using material for design comfort and structure

With the Fila chair, Borgo looks back at history to use machines to create the spirit that was once the Arts and Crafts Movement. The assembly of the many unique machined parts of Fila, introduces the assembler to the traditional skills and crafts that were once synonymous with wood working. At first glance all piece look similar but each are uniquely different. The rows (“fila” in Italian), of the wood spindles, which run up and down the seat and back, each one is slightly different, and spaced to offer the right amount of comfort and support. Fila is available as a side chair and arm chair, and showcases how a traditional material such as wood, can be elegant, functional and comfortable.

HONEST USE OF MATERIAL Solid wood frame made of Oak. All wood is kiln dried or air dried to ensure the integrity of the frame. Back and seat are constructed of rows of spaced wood strips. Sides are assembled with wooden dowels, and then worked with CNC and drilled. The sticks in the seat and in the back are worked and framed, and later boned. Everything is then assembled with oil-pressure presses. No screws are applied except on the Fila armchair, where screws are used only for the underarm in metal. The armrest is made in wood.

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