The bucket seat is capable to spread immediately the idea of total comfort. The shape, reassuring because recognizable, is the one of the classical wingbacks of the 18th century even if up to date. This result comes from a sharp (and post modern) way of playing with uncommon combinations as the idea of using together materials which seem apparently to be diametrically opposed; black lightly buffed natural grain bovine leather for the upholstery and black nickel for the structure.
Guelfo, the wingback and the footstool designed by Lapo Ciatti, are part of #FollowYourRoots 2015 collection and as all the items of it, they find their 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.
What comes from all of this, it’s an armchair with a strong stage presence, the perfect solution to instill more personality and character both to the most exclusive and prestigious hospitality rooms and residential spaces.