“I Feltri” by Gaetano Pesce (1987)

Soft armchair-sculptures created out of specially treated felt. High armchair and low armchair constructed entirely of thick wool felt. To create the strength necessary for the felt to support the human body, the lower portion of the design is thoroughly impregnated with polyester resin. This forms a cartilage-like material that guarantees the necessary stiffness, durability, and resilience. The seat is fixed to the supporting “frame” via hemp strings, which are also used to trim the soft edge of the chair’s back and arms. The back is one piece of felt, which stands up for a more majestic, wing chair-like profile; it can also be turned down, like a coat collar, to provide a lower profile and arms. Produced by Cassina, “I Contemporanei” Collection.

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