marina chair upholstered

Elegant chair for any space. The bent plywood seat shell is pitched and curved to ensure an ergonomic posture. Both the backrest and seat are slightly curved for extra comfort.


Marina Chair
By Leonardo Rossano


The design of the Marina is characterized by linear and dynamic geometries.

The shape of the seat in multilayered wood interacts with the metal frame, generating a system of marked personality. Particularly recommended for the contract branch, it is available also in the padded version and can be customized with armrests and other accessories.

↓Marina Chairs Datasheet      ↓Marina Chairs Catalog

Steel Frame Color Options

The standard finishings for the steel bases are the RAL shown above. Customized RAL/PANTONE colors or chrome steel finishings are available upon request.

Wood Seat Options

The standard finishings for the steel bases are the RAL shown above. Customized RAL/PANTONE colors or chrome steel finishings are available upon request.


Dimensions and Variations
  • Chair MA 1004 – 4 legs steel tube frame:  21.3″d | 20.9″w | 31.1″h | 17.7″sh
  • Chair MA 1005 –  Steel sled rod frame: 20″d | 19.7″w | 31.1″h | 17.7″sh
  • Chair MA 1004 – 4 legs steel tube frame w/arms:  20.5″d | 22″w | 31.1″h | 17.7″sh | 24.4″ arm height
  • Chair NT 1044 Steel sled rod frame w/arms: 20″d | 20.9″w | 31.1″h | 17.7″sh | 24.4″ arm height

Please see the datasheet for more details.

The current lead time for True Design orders is 12-14 weeks.


Leonardo Rossano



Architect and designer, he graduated in ‘91 in Florence, where he resides. In the 90’s he collaborated with architect Claudio Nardi’s studio designing for private residence, public spaces, and boutiques for leading Italian designers like Dolce & Gabbana, G. Ferrè, and Valentino.
Since ’98 he is a freelance designer of furniture, furnishing complements, exhibition space, and company image communication. His client list includes Lapalma, RF-Yamakawa, and True Design. For Clerprem, he worked as an art director overseeing the design of seats and components for trains.
He was teaching assistant to Prof. Robert Segoni in the course of “Industrial Design” before becoming a teacher himself lecturing for the Bachelor of Fashion Design in Florence until ‘09. The subjects he taught included “Furniture design Product” and “Theory and History of Industrial Design.”He currently teaches History of design at IED, Interior design at AEF, and Furniture Design for the international masters at Florence Institute of Design International.
He won the “Good Design Award” of Chicago Athenaeum 2013.


Influenced by technologies and nature as an unfailing source of inspiration, I always look for formal, simple, and essential solutions. In my opinion, a balance between aesthetics and functionality is always topical especially when it arises from the confrontation between evolving behaviors and new trends.

true design

TRUE focuses on the passion for beautiful and well-performed work for the satisfaction of its customers, offering experience, expertise, capacity, and flexibility, to achieve a dream together, to help make spaces more pleasant and comfortable, with products that are durable both for their taste and for the quality of their materials and workmanship, and that are, therefore, truly sustainable.

Perhaps this is why a name has never been more appropriate, because it is the project of a family that means business and that, when it deals with issues relating to growth and trust in the new generations, probably does not even talk about it, but simply takes direct action. TRUE is a joint project: the project of a family that has become a company. Founded in 1983 under the name TMA, an interesting geographical acronym of three towns – Treviso, Monselice, and Asiago – particularly active in the furniture industry and, specifically, in the office furniture industry. The founders’ Donatella Brunello and Giuseppe Maniero business and technical experience resulted in a company with international prospects, in which seating for offices, as well as theaters and cinemas, were its only business.

The increasingly high capacities achieved in the upholstered furniture sector and the downturn in the auditorium seating sector led the family to evaluate a new path: the creation of a company that carries forward the expertise acquired over the years, combined with the agility and freshness of a family business which since 2009 also includes the second generation of entrepreneurs, that is young Alessandro, Lorenzo, and Francesco Maniero. By virtue of necessity in that same year, TRUE was founded, an Italian company that creates high-quality furnishings and accessories, able to respond to the changing needs of the market in an innovative and lasting manner, providing a service that can always effectively satisfy customer needs with industrial products which can be customized upon request. The spirit of the brand is contained in a single concise and precise adjective that reflects the values on which its collection is based, characterized by authenticity, practicality, and concreteness.

Each of the company’s creations originates from the passion for the work and the profound sense of responsibility of those who work there, in a family atmosphere in which production increases and is developed.

These same adjectives fit perfectly with the coherent and visionary, but also pragmatic, work of the architect Aldo Parisotto, who has been in charge of creative direction since 2014. Parisotto, an internationally renowned architect, co-founder and owner of Parisotto+Formenton Architetti, immediately joined the TRUE family. At the beginning of the new millennium, workplaces ceased to be places of mere production and became increasingly welcoming and comfortable spaces, where one could stay longer in contexts characterized by the need for emotion even more so than the function of the space itself. Enhancing this aspect by freeing space from the rigid dogmas of the architecture of the past was one of the first challenges that the Art Director faced with regard to the TRUE collections.