Italian made and designed, the 1085 chair places the ageing process at the forefront of its design.
Starting off with a clean canvas of natural leather from Presot, an 80 year-old tannery in Italy, the user is encouraged to make their mark on what will eventually become a unique piece of furniture.
1085 is a timeless chair because it comes in a material – natural hide obtained by respecting all the properties that comprise its identity – and because the project underlying this chair has the strength to challenge time: the hide will inevitably move, its texture will change and its colour will alter but the chair will express this transition, preserving its functionality and performance over time.
For this project, Bartoli Design happily drew upon the experience of Presot in the haute couture industry, represented by the bold stitching made deliberately visible across the seat, and the boating sector, as seen in the tie-rod device that ensures the tension that would be lost naturally over the years, and in the softening of the hide, which remains robust.
Both texture and coloration are guaranteed to change year by year resulting in a chair that gains character over many years.