The Clarissa: my favourite piece

07 Oct The Clarissa: my favourite piece

At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York I was lucky to see many beautiful pieces. Of all the furniture and furnishings my favourite piece was the Clarissa Arm Chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso – a Santoni Special Edition.


nsi_clarissa-arm-chair_03Having been derived from an otherwise unusual range of chairs, this special edition of the Clarissa Hood armchair designed by Patricia Uquiola for Moroso and refined by Santoni, is a true labour of love and exposition of craftsmanship.

Santoni, known for exquisite handcrafted, made to measure Italian shoes, provides the perfect blend of collaboration and skillful hands to produce what I believe is a furniture masterpiece.

Equally at home in a contemporary or traditional setting, a masculine or feminine interior, this version of the Clarissa finds its uniqueness with Santoni materials. The Santoni leather hood expresses the highest quality in processing, the shades are unique and unrepeatable through the build up of colour.

There are two offerings: one in a traditional tanned leather with an orange cushion interior, the iconic Santoni tint; and another in a green leather with cushioning in shades of grey. Laces delicately installed at each corner of the outer hood provide representation of Santoni’s cordwainer origin.

nsi_clarissa-arm-chair_01Only recently released in Milan and New York, and soon to arrive in Australia, I had the pleasure of experiencing the fine details that make you want to touch and run your hand along every curve and caress the softness of the interior, in what I can only describe as the most esthetically pleasing and most sumptuously comfortable chair I have ever had the pleasure of sitting.

About Linda Delaney and North Shore Interiors

Linda Delaney is the owner and manager of North Shore Interiors, a company that provides interior design, decorating, styling and project management services to Sydney’s lower north shore and greater Sydney metropolitan area.

Linda has been seen in Habitus, Inside Out, Grand Designs Australia and Money magazines. She is also a regular contributor for leading Australian interior design publications, Home Design and the annual Design & Decoration. Watch out for more of Linda’s work featured in the media.

Contact Linda at or on 0432 716 558.