leather upholstered bench / traditional / metal / black
BRERA by Luca Scacchetti
A tub, a shell, a hull, an empty open shape entirely upholstered in leather. An upside-down, extended saddle resting on fine metal stirrups and filled with cushions that follow the outline and at the same time soften it. It brings to mind neoclassical, clean-cut, unadulterated shapes and the voluptuousness of the sensual forms of feminine figures always seen reclining on them in classic paintings or academy representations, completing the classicist geometries and references. A sofa where the tradition of saddlery and upholstery combine to give a new look to spaces and the neoclassical atmosphere and their more commonplace and heartfelt icons.
Its lyre shape recall classical atmospheres in a moderate elegance, together with the extraordinary richness of the saddle leather and refined saddler’s stitching.
The load-bearing frame is made in 3 different materials: the back is in 20 mm poplar plywood, the seat in elm heartwood and the arms in box-type steel consisting of various laser-contoured elements. The heartwood is seasoned “naturally” for at least three years in stacks on the company’s premises, while the metal parts are seam welded. Dap joints unite the various wooden parts of the frame with securing cylindrical dowels. The seat webbing consists of elastic polypropylene and natural latex belts in two sizes and with different elasticity. Belts 9 cm wide with 20% elasticity are fixed parallel to each other and perpendicularly to the length of Brera; these are alternately crossed by 5 cm wide belts with 80% elasticity.