Gam Fratesi took their inspiration from the traditional sewing basket when designing the modern and highly elegant Cestlavie accessories. The textural sensations of the saddle-leather and the lightness of the metal design come together in an evocative and stylish visual synthesis.
Intricate processing showcases the leather culture and top-quality craftsmanship with which Poltrona Frau has always been associated. Skilfully handwoven straps of Cuoio Saddle Extra leather give form to the casing, one by one. Supported by a tubular aluminium structure, the Cestlavie storage basket appears to be suspended on slender, almost graphic, steel legs. The depth of the saddle-leather and the clean metal create interesting light effects. Cestlavie is a storage “basket” but also a side table. The top part, upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather, has a disk-shaped folding cover that provides access to the inside whilst also acting as a practical surface. Every detail is valuable. The interwoven strips of saddle-leather are dyed tone-on-tone, also at the edges, using techniques typically associated with the finest small leather goods. The saddle-leather is also refined on the inside surface with a transparent protective wax treatment. Galvanic treatment for the steel frame with gunmetal grey or burnished and blasted finish.