— Avorio
— Noce di Pecan
— Carminio
— Quarzo Fumé
— Inchiostro

Along the lines of industrial logic, he designed two tapered half-shells to which the leather was glued. This gave continuity to the form and allowed us to avoid the sewn seam, which would have trapped dirt and been susceptible to wear and tear.

— Eclissi lampada, Artemide 1967
I immediately found the proposal very interesting and innovative, so we developed it.
Antonio Olivari
The design of a handle with a leather grip that would make it pleasing to the touch was the subject of many conversations with Vico Magistretti as we were developing his Club handle.
Magistretti made me understand the importance of a material that can be lived with for a long time while appreciating its natural aging process.
He gave the example of English shoes and other items that get better over time. The more you use them, the more beautiful they become, he would say.
As he spoke, I would think of the couch that welcomed me every evening. It was a model by Poltrona Frau that I had inherited from my mother. It was hers, and she passed it on to me.
Not only did it prove to be indestructible, but it seemed to improve with the years. So, when I needed to consider quality leather, I spontaneously thought of Poltrona Frau for its extraordinary experience with this sumptuous material. — Antonio Olivari
— Nuvola Rossa libreria, Cassina 1977
— Selene sedia, Artemide 1968
— Maralunga divano, Cassina 1973
— Atollo lampada/light, O-luce 1977
Are you curious about the endless possibilities for this item? Contact us for more ideas to take your design to the next level.