Feltri Lounge Chair
The Feltri lounge chair designed by Gaetano Pesce is a one of a kind piece coveted by collectors. Created entirely from dense wool felt, the pliable, wrap-around back is all one piece, while the lower section is treated with a thermosetting resin to make it rigid and sturdy. The seat attaches to the frame through the use of hemp ties; these also extend around the chair’s upper part. Feltri’s design is the summation of where the artistic meets functional. Ten colorway options are available for you to mix and match and select the seat and frame combination of your choosing.
As an Italian architect, designer, and urban planner, Gaetano Pesce is best known for his modern aesthetic that incorporates ordinary materials with experimental forms. Born in 1939, Pesce studied architecture at the University of Venice, learning from the tutelage of both Ernesto Rogers and Carlo Scarpa. Throughout 1958-1963, Pesce participated in Gruppo N, a design collaboration that focused on creating art similar in program to that of the Bauhaus. His architectural work often featured natural elements, including his work in Osaka, Japan in creating the Organic Building. Pesce’s industrial design led to collaborations with B&B Italia, Vitra, and Cassini; much of which include pieces that embody his usual wit and style. Many of his 3D models and prototypes are featured in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including MoMA in New York City, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Triennale Museum in Milan.