La sfogliata by Meritalia
La sfogliata is a sweet made with puff pastry, rolled out thin and wrapped around a filling. In Gaetano Pesce’s armchair, the “wrapper” is a shell, either in colourful, double-ply natural canvas, or transparent and translucent. Held up by seven fibreglass ribs, it is the framework and support for a firm seat. The optional padding is a simple cushion, quilted and with colourful contours, which is attached to the outer surface. The firm, sturdy seat holds the thirteen legs in thirteen grips, like closed fists, and is padded with springy, flexible, filaments – little fingers reaching out to gently embrace and cushion the person who is the filling of “La sfogliata”.
Designer: Gaetano Pesce