1085 Edition Chair by Kristalia
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.SHOW MORE SHOW LESS
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This ongoing search for a team spirit makes Kristalia stand out from the crowd.
About the designer
Bartoli Design, a team comprising Carlo, Paolo and Anna Bartoli, continues its experience in design and design culture begun by Carlo Bartoli in 1960, achieved through many partnerships with leading companies in the furniture sector.
The studio’s research focuses on poetic elegance based on simplicity and balance: from the initial concept of product and communication strategies to creative and product development, the studio’s activities embrace a complete spectrum of design services.
Bartoli Design also develops projects including architecture, settings, interior design and urban design.
In 2008, Bartoli Design received the XXI Compasso d’Oro ADI award for the R606Uno chair, the Tube sofa received the IF Award for Good Industrial Design and the studio was selected to appear on a set of Italian postage stamps entitled “Italian Design for a New Domestic Landscape”.
Carlo Bartoli has exhibited his work in Italy and abroad: at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Stadt Museum in Cologne, as well as in New York, Prague, Hong Kong, Athens and Buenos Aires.
The Gaia armchair is included in the permanent design collection at the MOMA in New York and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.
The 4875 chair is on display in the design collection at the National Arts Museum of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
The Breeze armchair, which received the I.D. Design Distinction Award, the Apex Product Design Award, the Red Dot and the IF Award for Good Industrial Design, is included in a set of Italian postage stamps entitled “Masters of Italian design”.
The Sol table received the “2010 GOOD DESIGN Award”. The panel of judges of the Young&Design competition awarded Carlo Bartoli the Apostolo del Design 2012 for his work as a designer inspired by an essential and honest design project.
The Still table by Bartoli Design received the Red Dot 2013 award.