In his Southern Italian residence, Stefano Pilati has reworked sofas and armchairs in an over-sized format, over which straw mats and water hyacinth weaves are draped or simply thrown. This idea caught PINTO’s attention and inspired the creation of a sculptural armchair based on the apparent simplicity of Stefano’s “gestures”.

He uses the contrast between the initial gesture, made with simple, malleable and ephemeral materials (rattan, water hyacinth weaving, straw), and the unalterable material of bronze.

Playing with scale, Stefano Pilati and Fahad Hariri have imagined an oversized carpet for this armchair to cover it, thus creating a powerful silhouette: a piece of furniture-sculpture. The castings are made by a team of craftsmen using lost wax, each with its own unique patina. This bronze armchair sculpture is produced in a limited edition of eight pieces.

Among the main projects designed by the PINTO agency: the salons of the Elysée Palace in Paris, the Odeon Tower in Monaco, the Lanesborough in London, Marella Agnelli’s house in Marrakech, the Hôtel Lambert in Paris.