Meet the latest design collaboration turning heads at the Design Miami/Basel in Switzerland. Cassina and Calvin Klein launch the latest edition of limited edition Feltri armchairs.
In a special installation curated by Calvin Klein, Inc.’s Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons, the Feltri armchair , designed by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina in 1987, has been upholstered with one-of-a-kind Amish American quilts that date to the 19th and 20th centuries for a collection of 100 unique pieces.
Selected by Raf Simons for CALVIN KLEIN, these heirloom quilts are emblematic of both American heritage and a homespun, handcrafted ethos of days gone by.
The Feltri armchair, an ironic take on the royal throne, has always represented a melding of art and functionality and over the years the piece has become an established icon and a mainstay of modern art and contemporary design collectables.
The limited-edition armchairs numbered 1-50 will be previewed as part of a large-scale installation by CALVIN KLEIN at Design Miami/ Basel in June 2018. These pieces will be available for purchase at the Fair while the remaining 50-100 will be made available for purchase through Cassina at a later date.