Ross Lovegrove’s Bone chair caused a stir at the Milan Furniture Fair last week, where it was exhibited as part of Italian company Ceccotti’s latest collection entitled Signs. The UK designer drew inspiration from a white bone chair he saw in Ethiopia. The object, he says, should speak of ‘the origins of wood, of its structural and formal potential, and of its relations with an English golf club’. Bone is made of maple wood and leather. Other pieces for the range were by Christophe Pillet and Roberto Lazzeroni.
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