It is a timeless chair because it comes in a material – natural hide obtained by respecting all the properties that comprise its identity – and because the project underlying this chair has the strength to challenge time: the hide will inevitably move, its texture will change and its colour will alter but the chair will express this transition, preserving its functionality and performance over time. For this project, Bartoli Design happily drew upon the experience of Presot in the haute couture sector (the visible stitching is a clear reference to that world), and the boating sector, as seen in the tie-rod device that ensures the tension that would be lost naturally over the years, and in the softening of the hide, which remains robust.
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Associated studio of architecture and design Today, Bartoli Design, a team comprising Carlo, Paolo and Anna Bartoli, continues its experience in design and design culture begun by Carlo Bartoli in 1960, achieved through many partnerships with leading companies in the furniture sector. The studio’s research focuses on poetic elegance based on simplicity and balance: from the initial concept of prod ...