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Piateda Armchair by Giorgio Bonaguro

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The variegated stripes of color in Piateda Armchair embody the synergy of narratives that fall into place as they form the back-story of Giorgio Bonaguro’s creation. Piateda references the Italian village in which the technique of “pezzotto” is still used to produce woven carpets on century-old looms. The offal cotton of dress factories traditionally is recycled into the carpets, and Bonaguro takes this process one step further by sourcing leather for the armchair’s seat from the waste of a leather upholstery production site. The result is a durable chair, hung upon a simple walnut frame that much resembles the actual looms that have seen a century’s worth of work from the Milanese locals. The armchair strikes a perfect balance between the warm, time-honored aesthetic and the clean, contemporary look of the chair’s structural form.

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Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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