Welcome, Fall. We've waited so long for you in this sweltering summer heat... despite that, we're still introducing a few well-loved leather favorites for burying into (when it gets cooler).
Gerard van den Berg for Montis
Gerard van den Berg arguably defined a turning point away from classic Mid-Century Dutch furniture design to more contemporary design that made use of different materials such as rattan and leather. For Montis, a company he started with his brother, his design aesthetic stemmed from concepts of comfort - cushiony seats with a solid and sturdy body. Nevertheless he maintains a sleek elegance to each piece with his balanced, and often singular, use of warm leather upholstery and carefully placed stitching.
|Gerard Van Den Berg Leather and Rattan Swivel Lounge Chair for Montis|
|Gerard Van Den Berg (attr) Fishbone Lounge Chair|
An architect and designer, Mario Bellini has won 8 Compasso d'Oro awards and been presented the Medaglia d'Oro by the President of the Italian Republic over the course of his extensive and impressive career. An international success, Bellini has had a retrospective at the New York Museum of Modern Art - with 25 of his designs currently in their permanent collection. His famed product designs for Olivetti, B&B Italia, and Cassina have become classics and he still continues to design for manufacturers in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Japan, and the US.
|B&B Italia Amanta Sectional Sofa by Mario Bellini|