Category: armchairs and lounge chairs
Fernando & Humberto Campana Leatherworks Armchair
Once again the Campana brothers have gone out on a limb, deliberately shifting the aesthetics of taste towards the "distasteful". As critic Mario Perniola puts it, (“Disgusti”, Costa&Nolan, Genoa, 1998) they actively seek to create intensity of reaction. Theirs is not so much a concern for raising awareness at the conscious level as touching deep-rooted sensitivities - even raw nerves. They delight in provoking an almost morbid reaction, an immediate gut response that short-circuits the brain.
Imperfect, ragged, apparently artless, Leatherworks conceals outstanding craftsmanship of assembly, stitching, and trimming. Edra’s manufacturing system has surpassed itself, masterfully retaining Leatherworks’ essentially random composition. The scaly, mimetic upholstery resembles animals in the process of sloughing their skins – a no-holes-barred feature that makes this latest Campana creation a landmark on the contemporary design scene.
Fernando & Humberto Campana