STEEL is the archetype of the stool. It’s hard to imagine something more essential and perfect at the same time. It flies thanks to a black metal structure consisting of four slender legs retained by the circle of the footrest and base of the cushion. The cushion is its colourful soul that, thanks to the evanescence of the base, floats as a spaceship in an ultra-colourful invasion, like a smarties shower. It takes part in all celebrations with strong personality. It wears total black with nonchalance without neglecting colourful follies and very personal patterns. It loves the company of its peers.
There are endless ways to create a beautiful, useful, exciting object that gratifies at least a part of us. We do not always want the same things. We need warmth, materials that are pleasing to the eye and to the touch, artisan craftsmanship that is so splendid in its tiny imperfections. Shapes known since the dawn of time, made and remade in different ways. In another place, in another time, we want novelty, transgression, play, invention by invention, colour. Elsewhere we want to enjoy the emptiness, the void, rarefied forms and materials, evanescent colours, straight lines and essential curves. Kiev is good warmth. Tobacco colour, honey, tea, scent of cinnamon, wood and leather. Looking at Kiev and seeing hands that know how to feel, to sew, to stretch, to pull, to give shape, to fold. Kiev is the backrest that continues its curve into the back legs, perfect cording that envelops the wood and defines the shapes. Kiev is craftsmanship, culture, balance open to sudden variations, to mix with bright colours, shiny surfaces, antique carpets, stones, copper, steel, glass… for endless new designs.