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Sunday
Oct202013

Nude chair - exploring Vachetta leather

Vachetta leather used for upholstery is the untreated cow hide usually used in the trimmings of bags and luggage.  Pale beige at the start, it will tan over the years of use until reaching a darker honey colour.

Covered in skin-like naked leather, the Nude Chair is challenging our attitudes towards change and ageing.  It is celebrating natural change in a society dominated by the increasingly impossible standards of beauty and obsession with youthful perfection, portrayed in mass media and advertising.  Over the years of use, the chair will build up the patina – the surface’s expression of its life-time, with every mark and scratch gracefully adding to its character.

 

 

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