MatteoGrassi, 2012

With this project we wanted to create an object that is visually powerful, innovative in construction and poetic at the same time. It started with the search for a possible way to interweave two pieces of thick leather together so that a three-dimensional deformation is created. The use of a very special cutting pattern produces a gentle and poetic curved surface with a delta-shaped interweaving. 

The resulting leather surface is characterized by the rhythm of calm and perspective and is perfectly suited as an ergonomic seat shell. The idea of a meshwork, which is normally used decoratively, here for the first time takes on a constructive, formative and ergonomic dimension. The molded leather surface is supported by a minimal metal structure.

Photos: Paul Prader, EOOS