HF Weekly Obsession: All Buttoned Up

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Buttery arteries? Bad. Buttery leather? Mmmmmm... Gustav Chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

You know that girl who could put together an outfit that was almost too much, but her last minute restraint made the entire outfit genius? Welcome to the chair version of that girl. Meet Gustav. The leather creates supple pleats in the button tufting (five buttons. no more, no less.) that is so exaggerated- almost a caricature of the traditional, sophisticated wingback. The wings meet the rest of the chair with a dramatic swoop. Rolled arms and nailheads add more detail to the piece taking it just to the edge and then... genius. You'd think with so many details it would go too far, but restraint is shown in simple feet and a cozy cushion. It's a bold piece to be sure. But who wants to be timid?


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