A cozy and comfortable bucket seat, a reassuring form with absolutely contemporary details; these are the main features of the Guelfo collection designed by Lapo Ciatti.
Guelfo wingback chair and pouf were launched in 2015 with the aim to give a new, refined and innovative (sometimes ironic) style to the 18th century French archetype and like all the other pieces presented that year, they find source of inspiration in the Middle Ages and in the process of overcoming common knowledge.
So we can find on the one hand the name Guelfo as an homage to one of the two opposite factions which during the Medieval times built the culture and history of the city of Florence, while on the other hand the ironic use of aesthetic standard of the past, here contamined and updated with very contemporary details.
A very sharp (and post modern) way of playing with uncommon combinations as the idea of using together a mixture of seemingly heterogeneous materials such as black lightly buffed natural grain bovine leather for the upholstery, and black nickel for the structure.
A collection grown in proposals and finishes. A comfortable sofa was added to wingback and pouf. Vintage-effect bovine’s leather in brown tones or elegant velvet joined the most classic and timeless black leather.
The family is complete with the addition in 2018 of Guelfo Fur, a limited edition of wingback and pouf, upholstered with a soft and ironic white faux fur.
Guelfo collection, featuring great visual impact and scenic power, is the ideal choice to give a touch of personality and character to the most exclusive contract environment as well as to the finest residential areas. Perfect for those who want piece of furniture ever protagonists, ever ordinary.
" From the start I wanted to make a sofa with a strong impact which could nevertheless provide an enveloping feeling, be somewhere you would want to spend your time.
I imagined an evening in a distant past, a winter’s night spent before the chimney sipping a glass of aged cognac, while chatting with a dear friend of battles and future projects. "