Carnevale Studio presents ‘Puffy’ – hand-made, voluminously upholstered neon furniture. Puffy is a collection of voluminously upholstered furniture, which takes the much-loved puffy jacket, as its inspiration. Filled with the softest, warmest down and pulled in at the waist, Puffy jackets somehow flatter the figure despite their voluminous nature. This collection is an homage to them!
Carnevale wanted to bring across this almost inflatable feeling to the collection. The Puffy effect was achieved, after many trials, by rejected the ‘tufting’ and ‘quilting’ techniques used in traditional upholstery in favour of an approach that relied on the innovative use of unusual materials, both synthetic and natural. They are almost entirely upholstered, absorbed and enveloped.
The dark wooden frame for the dining chair, made of hand-milled Walnut, is in stark contrast to its hot pink upholstering. It almost looks like a pink balloon has descended onto the chair, enveloping it in a warm hug. The combination of intense experimentation with new materials and techniques with a bold use of colour is becoming a trademark of Carnevale Studio’s work.
Designer: Carnevale Studio