Some models of furniture not only rightfully belong in the history of design, but have also impacted the collective imagination and memory. The so-called chesterfield - a sofa upholstered in leather characterized by its button-back design and indissolubly
linked to the sophistication of English gentlemen's clubs - is doubtlessly one of these archetypal pieces. Peter Emrys-Robert steps forward to reinterpret this legend, bringing it up to date in a less formal and traditional version. The process is carrie
d out via a kind of taming of the image: a soft curve replaces the originally rigid armrests, and the button-back is drastically reduced, leaving only a slight impression of the recessed button. The resulting image, especially in the sofa, is "friendly",
seemingly mediated by comic strips. In this sense the collection's name is perfect: CHARLIE, a light-hearted nickname justly attributed to furnishings you can grow fond of, and that have an intimacy with real homes, in which they live like a kind of dome
stic animal, also thanks to their reduced size (with an audacious neologism we could call them "pet-furniture"). These pieces of furniture are destined to live with us for a long time because they are far from the extremisms of fashionable design, and not
only in terms of their size.