East and West. The Ming’s Heart armchair goes right to the heart of two worlds, two visions, two life and lifestyle philosophies. The inspiration for Shi-Chieh Lu’s work is the historic Ming chair. The calligraphic purity of the fluid lines, the perfect expression of Chinese and oriental spirituality, is combined with the geometric and cubic rigour of the Western vision.Shi-Chieh Lu scratches beneath the surfaces to obtain a continuous line. The armrests, seat and backrest become ultra-light symbols. The Ming’s Heart armchair has a steel tube structure with gunmetal grey galvanic treatment. The shell is a continuous surface made from thin steel sheet completely upholstered in Saddle Extra leather with contrast stitching. Its ends are attached to the tubes with visible screws. The overall effect is that of a chair floating in space, almost a conceptual sculpture.
H 73mm x L 65mm x D 60mm
About Poltrona Frau
Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau has been refining its sophisticated expertise in hand-crafted workmanship through 90 years of history. This expertise, perfected through time, continues to be passed down by master craftsmen from generation to generation. Today, as in the past, this heritage of knowledge and skill is captured within each piece of Poltrona Frau furniture. The intimate and timeless elegance, the personality of each individual piece, are the fruit of the craftsman’s skill and a design that enhances hand-crafted workmanship even in the most modern forms. The manufacturing expertise has always been combined with research into materials, in order to obtain the best from leather and from the exclusive Pelle Frau®, modernising them while keeping their original, natural softness, warmth and tactile qualities.