REPOSE | Chair By Jover+Valls
Tanned leather and steel chair with armrests
Repose is a tanned leather and steel chair with armrests. Craftsmanship in metalworking is combined with state-of-the-art technology to produce precision furniture. Carbon steel plates and rods produced at Jover+Valls factories. After casting the different elements into the desired shapes, they go through a manual process that gives them their final metallic finish. The steel frames go through four stages: hand polishing, nickel-plating, electroplating and lacquering, which give them a unique feel. Vegetable-tanned and tumbled Spanish bovine hides and skins: this traditional method of tanning hides and skins is a technique based on natural tannins obtained from vegetable barks or fabrics. The tumbling process and the use of natural oils and fats give the leather a distinctive flexibility and texture that age well. All hides are carefully selected, with a minimum thickness of 3.2 mm/13 in, using the rump part of the animal, which allows for larger, more uniform pieces. Available leather colours are black, navy blue, dark brown, cognac and natural tobacco. Polished and plated steel finishes are available in matt aged brass, smoky black and old silver. Customers can choose between different metal finishes and the best leather qualities and colours and create a customised product.
Revisiting the director’s chair, where the simplicity of the metal frame is balanced by rich leatherwork. Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal nuts and bolts that fix the leather surfaces or handpainted leather edges, that go unnoticed at first sight.