Designed by: Gaetano Pesce
Manufactured by: Cassina
Year of production: 1987
High armchair and low armchair entirely made of thick wool felt.
Base: Felt is impregnated with thermo setting resin to guarantee stiffness and resistance.
Seat: Fixed to the supporting frame by means of hempen strings, which trim also the soft upper edge of the chair.
Armchair: Completed by mattress in quilted fabric, sewn together with the polyester padding, available in various colours.
Year of production: 2018
A familiar figure on many modern antiques’ and collectors’ sites, Feltri is a summation of thinking about figuration in the hybrid zone where the artistic
meets the functional. One of a kind, this piece stands out for its enormous flexibility and for the fact that the mattress-like seat can be upholstered
in wide array of fabrics. These can be mixed and matched with the six new colour options of the frame, to provide a total of ten colourways. Feltri was
created within Cassina’s Research Centre, a place synonymous with experimentation and constructional avant-garde thinking. Here, Gaetano Pesce dedicated
time and thought to the design, in the process thinking up a complex new manufacturing process that was later patented by the company. Created entirely
from dense wool felt, the pliable, wrap-around back is all one piece. The lower section, meanwhile, is rigid and sturdy, thanks to being impregnated with
a thermosetting resin. The seat is attached to the frame using hemp ties; these also extend around the chair’s upper part. A comfortable quilt, coupled
with polyester wadding, serves to upholster the inner section of the chair.