Presented:Salone del Mobile 2010, Milan
Categories: Home furnitureSeating furnitureSofas
Product description

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.

Seat finishwith upholstery
Base finishwith legs
Backrest finishwith backrest
Armrest finishwith armrests
All CHARLIE Products

Driade, Italy

Peter Emrys-Roberts