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Poltrona Frau | Cestlavie


On Display at CASA Houston
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Cestlavie is a storage “basket” but also a side table. The top part, upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather, has a disk-shaped folding cover that provides access to the inside whilst also acting as a practical surface. Every detail is valuable. The interwoven strips of saddle-leather are dyed tone-on-tone, also at the edges, using techniques typically associated with the finest small leather goods. The saddle-leather is also refined on the inside surface with a transparent protective wax treatment. Galvanic treatment for the steel frame with gunmetal grey or burnished and blasted finish.

Gam Fratesi took their inspiration from the traditional sewing basket when designing the modern and highly elegant Cestlavie accessories. The textural sensations of the saddle-leather and the lightness of the metal design come together in an evocative and stylish visual synthesis. Intricate processing showcases the leather culture and top-quality craftsmanship with which Poltrona Frau has always been associated. Skilfully handwoven straps of Cuoio Saddle Extra leather give form to the casing, one by one. Supported by a tubular aluminium structure, the Cestlavie storage basket appears to be suspended on slender, almost graphic, steel legs. The depth of the saddle-leather and the clean metal create interesting light effects.


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