The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
Poltrona Frau revisits one of the most interesting and versatile pieces in Guglielmo Ulrich’s extensive collection: the Brera bench, a project which expresses to perfection the talented architect and interior designer's decorative take on rationalism.
The simplicity of the design is fully consistent with the distinctiveness of the leather weave that upholsters the bench’s seating surface. The wide and 2-mm-thick Cuoio Saddle Extra leather straps create a motif that is both geometrical and material. The overall effect is linear, sophisticated and highly modern.
The materials and manufacturing fit perfectly with Poltrona Frau’s skills. The frame and the two tapered light legs are constructed from solid ash in a Moka or Wenge finish. The comfortable seat is padded with polyurethane foam. The Cuoio Saddle Extra leather upholstery is embellished with handcut engravings along the entire length of the straps. The Brera bench is ideal in numerous contexts, from the living room to the bedroom, from waiting rooms to public spaces.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Backrest finish||without backrest|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
shades of brown