Thursday, May 7, 2009
Castillo Bar Chair from Giati
At first glance I would have thought the new Castillo Bar Chair from Giati Designs, Inc. was comprised of wood, what with all the hand-carved details such as the fluting on the legs. To my surprise, however, the chair is hand-cast and finished in bronzed aluminum. The woven metal seat is inset into the grooves and seamlessly welded into the frame. This chair is designed and constructed to withstand the outdoor elements but would work in many interior applications as well. The cushions can be upholstered in any fabric from the Giati textile collection creating the opportunity to mix and match, perhaps pairing solids and prints to add an expressive touch to the chairs. The Castillo collection also includes a lounge chair, sofa, loveseat, chaise, ottoman, dining armchair, side chair, side table, coffee table and square and round dining tables.