Parisian interior architect and designer Stéphane Parmentier has created a collection of ribbed, leather-wrapped furniture for Italian brand Giobagnara.
Called Scala, the collection includes two three-legged occasional tables, one three-legged stool and two different-sized cabinets each set on chubby solid wood legs.
The silhouettes all feature a ribbed form, which Parmentier based on a building he had seen in Milan.
“The base of this huge 19th-century building had a stacked shape in beautiful beige stone,” Parmentier told Dezeen. “I thought it would be interesting to have a line of furniture starting from this detail taken to another scale and material – leather.”
Parmentier, who also serves as creative director of Giobagnara – a Genoa-based leather furniture and accessories brand, said that the challenge was getting the leather to adhere to the curved wooden surfaces without wrinkling.
He also wanted the pieces to be as light as possible, while still using wood for the supporting structure.