Peter Emrys-Roberts Charlie Sofa and Easy Chair
  • Peter Emrys-Roberts Charlie Sofa and Easy Chair
  • Peter Emrys-Roberts Charlie Sofa and Easy Chair
Some models of furniture not only rightfully belong in the history of design, but have also impacted the collective imagination and memory. The so-called chesterfield - a sofa upholstered in leather characterized by its button-back design and indissolubly linked to the sophistication of English gentleman's clubs - is doubtlessly one of these archetypal pieces.

Peter Emrys-Robert steps forward to reinterpret this legend, bringing it up to date in a less formal and traditional version. The process is carried out via a kind of taming of the image: a soft curve replaces the originally rigid armrests, and the button-back is drastically reduced, leaving only a slight impression of the recessed button. The resulting image, especially in the sofa, is "friendly", seemingly mediated by comic strips. In this sense the collection's name is perfect: CHARLIE, a light-hearted nickname justly attributed to furnishings you can grow fond of, and that have an intimacy with real homes, in which they live like a kind of domestic animal, also thanks to their reduced size (with an audacious neologism we could call them "pet-furniture").

These pieces of furniture are destined to live with us for a long time because they are far from the extremism of fashionable design, and not only in terms of their size.

Design:
Peter Emrys-Roberts

Manufacturer:
driade