The romantic comedies of the 1950’s and, going even further back, the sumptuous bedrooms of the 18th century. These are the inspiration for the Suzie Wong bed. Roberto Lazzeroni gives it a light, feminine, almost twee feel.
Suzie Wong takes the classic boat bed and gives it a modern, more streamlined twist. The feet, tapered like stiletto heels and covered in leather with a brass tip, lift it from the floor and highlight its lightness. Even more sophisticated is the version with headboard enveloped in quilted leather which, embroidered with fine geometric stitching, is a subtle reference to typical details of tailored and leather goods. The headboard structure of the Suzie Wong bed is in solid beechwood and birch plywood with polyurethane foam padding. Three finishes are available: Suzie Wong, with smooth headboard, Suzie Wong Extra, with smooth headboard decorated with a couple of cylindrical buttons covered in tone-on-tone leather, and Suzie Wong De Luxe, with headboard decorated with geometric motif embroidery. The two moulded lateral parts are made from moulded polyurethane foam. Sides in tulip wood, lightly padded with polyurethane foam. Footboard in poplar plywood with the two corners in moulded polyurethane foam. The upholstery is in Pelle Frau® leather. As well as the tapered feet covered with leather, there is also a variant in solid ash with a moka or wenge stain. The footboard also comes in two versions: high or low, at the same level as the bed frame boards with which it forms a seamless surface.
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.