The 1085 Chair is the newest addition to Kristalia’s portfolio. The chair in natural leather was designed by Bartoli Design in collaboration with the tannery Presot, a company which, since 1933, has been producing soles for leading Italian designer labels based on a centuries-old tradition. The chair will be presented for the first time at the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in April.
1085 features a full leather back seat that elegantly wraps around the frame. The design team took into consideration all the elements that would help 1085 stand the test of time. The hide will inevitably move, its texture and colour will change with time, but the chair will be the perfect expression of the transition, preserving its functionality and performance over time.
The attention to details, such as the visible stitching are in reference to Presot’s experience in haute couture. The back of the chair draws upon the nautical sector, with its tie-rod device, allowing for a strong connection even with the softening of the side over time.
With great timing, the project arrives at a moment when the issues of traditional craftsmanship, Italian manufacturing and eco-friendly production are central to the concerns of those who make, produce and communicate design in Italy. But slogans aside, it tells a spontaneous story that is typically Italian, which has an almost casual origin, yet is rare in its authenticity and happy outcome: the successful encounter between the exploration of a company, the talent of a designer and the expertise of a producer.
*All images and information courtesy of Kristalia.