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Milan Design Week day three: &Tradition welcomes the Elefy into the room

Designer Jaime Hayon is renowned for his playful approach to design and his latest, Elefy for &Tradition, is no exception.

Inspired by an elephant, this emblematic chair mirrors its muse’s large physical form. Viewed from behind, it’s easy to spot the swell of those two large ears, emerging in a rounded curve from the solid bulk of the chair’s body.

The similarities don’t end there. The base – available in metal or solid wood – echoes the creature’s four sturdy legs, while the shell comes in a range of contemporary colours and with the choice of full upholstery with either fabric or leather.

While the Elefy’s streamlined shape is distinctly contemporary, the chair was designed with comfort in mind. Instead of angular edges and an aggressive form, its cupping shape cosily envelops the sitter from all sides.