The Fred desk is a meeting of light, almost ethereal geometries. Roberto Lazzeroni creates a piece of furniture in which the visual pleasure of a continuous saddle-leather surface is underlined by delicate hand-produced incisions and cold markings that create refined graphic decorations.
A special procedure makes it possible to curve the front of the saddle-leather without any need for internal supports. The ideal companion of the Fred desk is the Ginger chair, designed to make the study even more complete and harmonious. The structure of the Fred desk is made from solid ash with a wenge or moka stain and triangular cross-section, which highlights its lightness. Same material and finishes also for the drawer that completes the desk, mounted on metal runners with soft closing mechanism. The surface is covered using a single piece of 4 mm-thick Cuoio Saddle Extra leather without any divisions or stitching. The raw edge seam is finished with protective wax and dye. Metal accessories with gunmetal grey galvanic treatment and protective varnish.
Roberto Lazzeroni lives and works in his home town of Pisa. After completing studies in art and architecture in Florence, he chose conceptual art as his focus began creating work that had a more radical approach to design. In the early 1980s he took commission in both industrial and interior design, a specialisation he defines as fundamental to his overall practice. Today Roberto works in the business of design, art directing and shaping corporate identity. His studio is directly responsible for every aspect linked to the birth and development of a firm. At the same time he is also developing new furniture designs for the leading manufacturers in Europe, including Poltrona Frau.