Thursday, 28 April 2011

Blame it on Rio

I love love love this chair – the leather version, that is. The furry one is, let’s face it, a little scary. But the leather one is the furniture world’s response to ice magic –  adding a solid layer of comfort and luxury to one of life’s basics.

Designed by dynamic design duo Fernando & Humberto Campana for zhuzzhi contemporary Italian furniture brand Edra, it’s called simply Grinza, Italian for wrinkle. Which, like so many things, does sound so much better in a romance language. And clearly it looks much better too.  But that’s what these Brazilian brothers do, take something ugly, tacky or kitsch and make it beautiful, sophisticated and whimsical.

Properties, materials and intended applications be damned!
Push the boundaries.
And take a seat.