Following the success of PearsonLloyd’s best-selling Polar public seating range for Tacchini, the Italian furniture brand approached the design studio again with the same brief, but asked it to experiment and develop an alternative concept.
PearsonLloyd’s Galleria comprises a steel bar, running along the base of the system, onto which a series of beautifully crafted elements in simple shapes and materials can be added; among them wood slabs, blocks of upholstered fabric and leather, and solid marble discs. The result is a logical, but abstract composition of textures and materials; not a surprise considering it was designed with images of Italian Neo-rationalist architect Aldo Rossi’s work in mind.
The system has a distinct architectural language, and enables the buyer to custom design the product for a particular space; be it a simple linear bench, an angular ten-seater for public spaces, or an upholstered island in a hotel, for guests to relax on.
While each element is hand crafted by specialists in northern Italy, the piece is designed to travel flat pack, and can be assembled on location.