The Fred desk is a meeting of light, almost ethereal geometries. Roberto Lazzeroni creates a piece of furniture in which the visual pleasure of a continuous saddle-leather surface is underlined by delicate hand-produced incisions and cold markings that create refined graphic decorations. A special procedure makes it possible to curve the front of the saddle-leather without any need for internal supports. The ideal companion of the Fred desk is the Ginger chair, designed to make the study even more complete and harmonious. The structure of the Fred desk is made from solid ash with a wenge or moka stain and triangular cross-section, which highlights its lightness. Same material and finishes also for the drawer that completes the desk, mounted on metal runners with soft closing mechanism. The surface is covered using a single piece of 4 mm-thick Cuoio Saddle Extra leather without any divisions or stitching. The raw edge seam is finished with protective wax and dye. Metal accessories with gunmetal grey galvanic treatment and protective varnish.
Roberto Lazzeroni was born in Pisa. He studied art and architecture in Florence, taking an increasing personal interest in the phenomena of conceptual art and radical design during his years of training. He débuted professionally in the early 1980s with a series of important 'Interior Architecture' works that were immediately noticed and published by both Italian and international magazines.
Roberto Lazzeroni has enjoyed an extremely dynamic professional journey that today sees him involved in various projects, and able to boast prestigious collaborations, art direction and interior and contract design in various parts of the world. Awards include: Tecniques Discretes (Paris, 1991), Conran Foundation Museum, (London, 1992), Elegant Techniques, (Chicago, 1992), La Fabbrica Estetica, (Paris, 1993), Dall'Albergo alla Nave, (Genoa, 1993), Costruire il mobile, (Milan 1999).