March 7, 2015

AMETHYST Modern Round Italian Design Pouf



Seriously wicked; Cerruti Baleri's Amethyst and Malachite Poufs by Maurizio Galante. Would you believe that this is an actual pouf? At first glance this looks like a solid sphere in Amethyst and Malachite, but a closer look reveals it to be fashion designer Maurizio Galante's and Tal Lancman's precious stone-printed collection for the Italian furniture line Cerruti Baleri. In Italy, fashion has always been considered art and this new creation by Maurizio Galante expands the designer's medium from fashion into design.

These poufs were introduced at the Salone del Mobile: Maison Martin Margiela x Cerruti Baleri show in Milan. Italian brand cerruti baleri's multi-spatial installation at Milan's Fuorisalone featured an ideal Maison Martin Margiela apartment. Furniture makers Cerruti Baleri's installations at Milan's Fuorisalone always manage to combine and convey optimism, surprise and fun. This year the Italian company pushed things further, though, recreating in its via Cavallotti showroom four different “housing models”: a creative atelier featuring trompe l'oeil marble print pieces such as the “Luigina” and “Luigi XV” chair and a sofa by Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman. It perfectly reflects their multi-faceted creative process; an office space and a canteen with Cerruti Baleri’s own creations including a new interpretation of the “Juliette” chair designed by Hannes Wettstein to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and an entire flat furnished by Maison Martin Margiela. The showroom turns therefore into what Cerruti Baleri Art Director Federico Carandini calls “dreamy or realistic boxes” spaces where visitors can admire or play with new designs from the Collezioni and Edizioni lines, complemented this year by pieces produced by other companies that have a special synergy with Cerruti Baleri.

Below are some more images of Cerruti Baleri's Amethyst Pouf from different angles:




The Amethyst Pouf and matching Malachite Pouf (see below) feature a graphical print of Amethyst (an exceptional precious stone) on bi-elastic fabric. The brilliant little pouf is made of high-density structural polyurethane foam over an internal steel frame. While you might think twice about taking a seat at first, this attractive pouf by Cerruti Baleri is actually pretty cushy! A comfortable pouf, where sitting on hard Amethyst and Malachite becomes soft, playful and ironic. 

Below are some more images of Cerruti Baleri's Amethyst Pouf from different angles: