Slide into the ultimate modern armchair
For Vincenzo De Cotiis, “touch is as important as sight”, and his aptly named Tactile armchair is a case in point. Despite its 1970s vibe, the armchair was launched only two years ago by Italian brand Baxter at Salone del Mobile. De Cotiis — whose spectacular Milan apartment was featured in Vogue Living around the same time — once said he gets “pleasure from simple things”.
Tactile is upholstered in only the most buttery of leathers and the options run the gamut of 66 delectable hues and patterns. Reminiscent of the protective padding used in high-impact sports, or the puffer jacket worn by fans, this chair is a giant baseball glove waiting to clutch you in its palm. In yellow — or Nabuck Saffron — it looks particularly sporty, so we moved it from its home at Criteria in Cremorne to a nearby tennis court as a nod to one of Melbourne’s most iconic sports events. Take a seat to become the ultimate spectator. Baxter Tactile armchair by Vincenzo De Cotiis, $13,580, from Criteria Collection. Details, last pages. Shot on location at Frame House by Carr Design Group in Melbourne.