Khelone | Ottoman

The Khelone is an uphostered ottoman paying homage to the nymph of Mount Khelydorea in Arkadia who was transformed by the god Hermes, into a lazy stay-at-home tortoise after haughtily refusing summons to attend the wedding of Zeus and Hera. This cartoon-like impression of the vain tortoise features a fully uphostered piece with the body held by outward extending legs. The upholstery is done in Lamb and can be done in Boucle fabric.

This is part of Pietro's collection inspired by Neonetic design, which is based on the biological term “neoteny,” a reference to an organism’s uneven physical development as it ages from it soft, rounded and pudgy features. Hence, his pieces evoke of soft shapes with unconventional proportions and cartoon-like feels.

Dimensions: DIA79 H42 CM
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PIETRO FRANCESCHINI Pietro Franceschini is an architect and designer based in New York and Florence. He was educated in Italy, Portugal and United States. After receiving his B.Arch cum laude from Università degli Studi di Firenze and his M.S.Arch with 1st class honour from Pratt Institute, he collaborated among others with Leeser Architecture in Brooklyn, Claudio Nardi in Florence, Laisné Roussel in Paris and Carlo Ratti Associati in New York. His latest project - PF|St... Read more Fill 1 Copy 7