At NeoCon 2016 this week Haworth brought their Italian craftsmen from both Poltrona Frau and Cassina to Chicago where they demonstrated their techniques to the crowds in a series of windows. Sharing decades of experience with the audience.
The Poltrona Frau ‘Chester’ is made from 95% natural materials. The nylon cord contributing to the 5%. The arms include approximately 31 pleats all meticulously hand folded.
Cassina’s “Superleggera” No.699 chair designed by Gio Ponti in 1957 weights a mere 1.7 kilos or 3.75 pounds.
The Cane Seat is hand-woven, the bamboo is cut into strips, for the edges it needs to be soaked first, then knotted.