Slide into the ul­ti­mate mod­ern arm­chair

VOGUE Living Australia - - CONTENTS - Pho­tographed by Sharyn Cairns Styled by Joseph Gard­ner JOANNE GAMBALE

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.

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