Pelleossa chair with rushed seat designed by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms

Pelleossa chair designed by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms

Dezeen Showroom: designer Francesco Faccin has created a version of the Pelleossa wooden chair with a rushed seat for Italian furniture brand Miniforms.

Milan-based designer Faccin has updated the Pelleossa chair, which was first introduced by Miniforms in 2013, by adding a handwoven traditional rushed seat.

Black frame version of Pelleossa chair with rushed seat designed by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms
The rushed seat is handwoven in a checkered pattern

Rushes from the canna indica plant were woven in a checkered pattern between the wooden frame, which is available in ash or oak.

"Rushing a chair is like a sport, so the artisans say," said Miniforms.

"A Pelleossa seat takes an hour and a half, about the same time as a football match, but instead of feet running around a field, here it is the hands that do the work."

Natural wood version of Pelleossa chair with rushed seat designed by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms
Pelleossa is available in ash or oak wood

Two makers work on the rushing simultaneously, passing the material back and forth.

"The energy is palpable," added Miniforms. "The weave is built up with a rapid, regular rhythm. Rushing has strong physical connotations, and if you don't wear gloves, it will leave marks on your hands."

This traditional method creates a chair that will last for decades. Pelleossa is also available in a version with armrests or as a simple stool.

Product: Pelleossa
Designer: Francesco Faccin
Brand: Miniforms
Contact: press@miniforms.com

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Pelleossa chair with rushed seat designed by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms
Pelleossa chair with rushed seat designed by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms
Pelleossa chair with rushed seat designed by Francesco Faccin for Miniforms