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Molteni Porta Volta Low Chair


The Porta Volta low chair by Herzog & de Meuron marks a new chapter of collaboration between the historic brand Molteni&C and the renowned international architectural firm, long-term partners of the Molteni Group. This unique chair, resulting from unparalleled attention to detail and exceptional materials will be a sophisticated addition to any room.

Designer Herzog & de Meuron says of his creation; “I wanted to design a chair with an armrest because there are hardly any that I like. I wanted it to be comfortable, welcoming and commodious. Like a room to sit down in – rather than just sitting down on something.”

This low chair is the ideal height for use at a low level lounge dining table, or it can be placed next to a sofa or armchair allowing for comfortable conversation. It has a deep upholstered seat and a solid wood back. The floating backrest extends around the perimeter of the seat in a U-shape, extending forward to create the armrests, and resting on 3 intersecting wooden U-frames that feature a special curved bent “finger joint” detail at their rounded corners. 

The legs and the support for the back are angled slightly outwards, to give a sense of stability and generosity while adding extra comfort. Available in high-quality solid American walnut, or solid ash stained in either eucalyptus, black oak, sunrise oak or graphite oak. The thick padded seat, carefully rendered for the utmost comfort, is available in a wide range of fabrics, leathers as well as a Mohair velvet, an exclusive fabric collection composed of 4 custom-made colours. 

One of the standout features of Porta Volta is the optional padding on the backrest, a rectangular-shaped cushion that attaches onto the wooden beam which is also available in a range of fabrics and leathers, allowing the chair to be customised to suit a multitude of interior concepts.

This is the low Porta Volta chair which is pictured here with the Mateo lounge table, however, there is also a slightly higher Porta Volta dining chair which can be seen in the related products. 

Molteni&C are a prestigious Italian contemporary furniture brand with a long history of working with Europe's top designers. To see the full Molteni &C collection click here or to see all of our modern lounge chairs please click here.

For trade enquiries or further details please Contact Us via email, phone us on 020 7731 9540, or visit our London showroom.

Delivery throughout the mainland UK is £25

Colours & Finishes

Available with either a solid ash wood frame stained in eucalyptus, graphite oak, black oak or sunrise oak, or in solid American walnut.

Chair covers in fabric or leather from the Molteni & C collection, or in customer’s own fabric, subject to approval of fabric type by Molteni. Samples of all Molteni's fabrics and leathers are available to see at our showroom, or we can send specific fabric samples to you on request.

Please see the attached PDF for details and check the individual product options to see which of the finishes apply.

  • SKU


64.5cm wide x 54cm deep x 66cm high
Seat height 41cm

We deliver throughout the entire UK & our delivery teams are always white glove, two man deliveries made in two or three hour time slots. Our delivery teams will contact you before finalising a delivery slot, & will offer you an alternative date if needed.

Delivery is to the room of your choice, & includes assembly, unpacking & removal of packaging - although please check your order carefully before our delivery team leave as in the unlikely event of a problem we may need to return an item to the factory & will need the original packaging to do so.

International Deliveries

Our international logistics team are highly experienced, & we deliver to the UK Islands, Ireland, & to almost any other country. Prices are based on the exact destination, sizes & weight, so please Contact Us for the best price.

  • £1940.00

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