original design armchair / velvet / full-grain leather / with footrest
velvet, full-grain leather
with footrest, wing
Upholstered wingback sofa and pouf with nickel structure and leather cover with capitonnè work.
Finishing: blck nickel legs, top quality black bovine leather cover.
Size: Wingback cm 76x96, cm 127 max h
A cozy and comfortable bucket seat, a reassuring form with absolutely contemporary details; these are the main features of the Guelfo collection designed by Lapo Ciatti.
Guelfo wingback chair and pouf were launched in 2015 with the aim to give a new, refined and innovative (sometimes ironic) style to the 18th century French archetype and like all the other pieces presented that year, they find source of inspiration in the Middle Ages and in the process of overcoming common knowledge.
So we can find on the one hand the name Guelfo as an homage to one of the two opposite factions which during the Medieval times built the culture and history of the city of Florence, while on the other hand the ironic use of aesthetic standard of the past, here contamined and updated with very contemporary details.
A very sharp (and post modern) way of playing with uncommon combinations as the idea of using together a mixture of seemingly heterogeneous materials such as black lightly buffed natural grain bovine leather for the upholstery, and black nickel for the structure.
A collection grown in proposals and finishes. A comfortable sofa was added to wingback and pouf. Vintage-effect bovine’s leather in brown tones or elegant velvet joined the most classic and timeless black leather.
The family is complete with the addition in 2018 of Guelfo Fur, a limited edition of wingback and pouf, upholstered with a soft and ironic white faux fur.