Poltrona Frau MING'S HEART Tanned leather easy chair with armrests


MING'S HEART By Poltrona Frau


Tanned leather easy chair with armrests

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East and West.‎ The Ming’s Heart project goes straight to the core of two worlds, two visions, two philosophies of life and living.‎ Shi-Chieh Lu, a Taiwan based architect and designer, won the prestigious Taiwan Design Contest promoted by Poltrona Frau and Euchain Ltd.‎, a long-established Taiwanese dealer.‎ This contest aims to encourage the cultural exchange between East and West, between the values underlying the idea of design in Taiwan and Poltrona Frau identity.‎ The historic Ming chair is the reference model for this piece by Shi-Chieh Lu.‎ The purity of its lines, the perfect expression of Chinese and Oriental spirituality, reverberates in the geometric and cubic formality of the Western vision.‎ Shi-Chieh Lu pares down surfaces until he achieves a continuous line.‎ Armrests, seat and back become the lightest of fluid, graphic shapes.‎ The profile is made from tubular steel.‎ Weight and gravity are no longer determined by the lower part of the structure, but by the top from which the seat hangs.‎ The shell is a continuous surface, a sort of triangle made from thin steel sheet, completely covered in saddle-leather.‎ Its ends are fixed to the tubes with visible screws.‎ The final result is a chair that floats in space, almost like a futuristic swing or a conceptual sculpture.‎ Lightly padded in polyurethane foam, thicker on the seat and lumbar cushion, the shell is upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather, with visible contrasting hand-stitching.‎ Gunmetal grey galvanic treatment for the steel tubes creates an even more ethereal effect.‎ 

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