Virginia Harper makes her Poltrona Frau debut with the Hudson side table range, a project which combines refined construction and complex processing with a playful spirit.
In this elegant interplay of Chinese boxes, solids and voids, lightness and material, one side table contains the next. The first mini architectural design is inspired by the Freedom Tower in New York. The gunmetal grey-finished tubular metal hollow structure forms a hexagonal prism that extends towards the sky, and is surrounded by six panels of Cuoio Saddle® Extra leather expertly stitched together with a contrasting thread. The upholstery alternates between three panels of full-grain leather and three of punched leather.
This intricate engraved decoration offers a glimpse of the second table, which nests perfectly in the recess of the first. This compact pouf-side table is constructed from beech plywood covered with a thin polyurethane foam padding and completely upholstered in fabric or Pelle Frau® Soul, Nest, Heritage, Century or Color System leather. A small handle on the upper rim allows the pouf to be easily moved and used either alongside the other table or as a standalone furnishing. The handle of the textile version of the pouf is upholstered in Cuoio Saddle® Extra leather whilst the leather-upholstered pouf is paired with Pelle Frau® leather.