Second Skin Chair by Quinze & Milan

Second Skin by Quinze & Milan

Belgian designers Quinze & Milan have designed this chair comprising layers of leather and fabric clamped between an oak frame.

Second Skin Chair by Quinze & Milan

Called Second Skin, the seats are handmade with up to five layers of leather or fabric.

Second Skin Chair by Quinze & Milan

The information below is from Quinze & Milan:


Beautifully color-dyed leather, exchangeable fabrics by Kvadrat, and a timeless wooden framework. Say hello to our new Second Skin chair.

Second Skin Chair by Quinze & Milan

What makes a chair a chair? What distinguishes it from a stool, a sofa or a bench for that matter? For Second Skin, we stripped down the notorious easy chair from all unneccesary frills, until we were left with nothing but its core, the bones.

Second Skin Chair by Quinze & Milan

Given the deconstructed chair and keeping in mind traditional upholstering in leather, we then started playing – the result being a comfortable chair reflecting a 21st-century interpretation of time-honoured craftmanship.

Second Skin Chair by Quinze & Milan

A strikingly simple framework, created from massive lacquered oak, supports a generous piece of leather skin which is wedged between the back and arm rests. Each chair is constucted by hand and totally unique, due to the variety in cut-outs of big pieces of leather and the way they are draped around the framework.

Second Skin Chair by Quinze & Milan

The wink to fashion should be obvious, as well as the reasoning behind its name - although apart from leather, there is also the option of upholstering the chair in the desired colour of fabric Divina by Kvadrat. If desired, up to five layers of (contrasting) leather or fabric can be applied to one chair.


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