Designer, Achille Castiglioni describes his 2010 introduction of the Sancarlo chair as; “The Sancarlo was born of a request made to me by Driade. It was twenty years since I had last designed an armchair, at a time in which myself and my brother, Pier Giacomo, had designed the Sanluca, which I still consider to be a very important piece. It had been very well acclaimed by critics at the time but never had success because it was not born of a production concept." In the new project, the concept of separate elements for the lumbar support, back support and head rest comes entirely from the Sanluca chair. It is an ergonomic feature
which is strong and valid and can now be introduced with today’s technology utilising different density and independent cushions. The structure is based on bent tube, evoking memories of Bauhaus: the reason for this being simply that it still works. The only thing which has been changed is the finish: in place of the traditional chrome, a paint finish allows choice of colour and a finish which is pleasingly tactile.