Series FW, Felt + Wood, is a family of self-produced seats and accessories made of wood and natural felt, previewed at the Salone del Mobile 2012 at the Fabbrica del Vapore during the Autoproduzioni event in Milan, organized by MISIAD and Alessandro Mendini.
The project designed and self-produced by Thomas Bistacchi (30 years old, young Milanese designer) and Giovanni Pappalardo (30 year old carpenter and shipwright in Venice), takes hold from a small low stool, and then develops into seats of various sizes: 2-seater bench, 4-seater up to a high stool and temporary seat or dimensions on request.
An essential and minimal wooden supporting structure welcomes the intertwining of different bands of natural or colored felt.
The formal rigidity of the solid wood tables (beech, oak or larch polished with beeswax) is unbalanced by a contrast of color and material.
This plot is not just a hug and a formal play, but also has the function of soft padding ensures optimum comfort, and support for small items, books or magazines.
The dialogue between these two natural materials and environmentally friendly, handmade, goes to give added value to the simple seat and to enrich it with a fresh and unusual pairing.