One of my lovely Facebook followers got in touch last week to ask about a leather chair I had pinned and it threw me for a moment! It wasn't that I couldn't remember pinning a leather chair, it was that I pin so many! I've always been drawn to leather in interiors. I love the look, texture and durability. I have yet to acquire any leather furniture, but I hope to one day. In the meantime I might have to settle on a cushion or a beautiful pouffe or two!
The chair in question was actually the Paulistino Chair featured in image #2 of this Pinterest collage from Friday's post. A true design classic, I think the beauty of this armchair lies in its deceptively simple design.
Designed in 1957 by Brazilian designer Paulo Mendes da Rocha for the Athletic Club in São Paulo, it consists of a single bent piece of steel with a canvas or in this case, leather cover. Almost an entire hide is used, gaining depth and luster as it ages. Known for its visual lightness and exceptional comfort, the sling can also be adjusted up or down the steel frame for upright or relaxed sitting positions. Karine Kong of Bodie and Fou is a huge fan and has them in several colours, shown here in her gorgeous London home.
If I could choose a piece of leather furniture I think I'd have a hard time deciding between black, tan or dark brown as I love them all. This leather butterfly chair looks particularly stylish in tan...
I could keep going on and on, but I'd better let you go! I'd love to know your thoughts on leather furniture. Are any of these calling out to you?