At the exquisite gallery-like showroom of MC Selvini, PP Møbler introduces the three-legged saddle stool Sela designed by Brazilian woodworking artist Ricardo Graham Ferreira.
Acting as an extension to the body, Sela is a sculptural tool for the body with an organic sensual and ergonomic form. It epitomises the functionality and craftsmanship PP Møbler is famous for.
Celebrating the beauty of natural materials, the sculpted shape of the seat permits the presence of knots and imperfections in the wood adding character to each piece. “It’s a real joy for us to emphasise the unique character and beauty of each piece of wood. With this stool we’ll enhance the natural variations and imperfections and make them become valuable”, explains Kasper Pedersen, 3rd generation master of craftsmen at PP Møbler.
For example, on display is a particularly unique design with black markings, made from a mushroom growing through the tree. Usually this timber would have been discarded for other designs, but with Sela, it is celebrated and creates a unique one-off collector’s item.
Awarded for its use of alternative wood types of Brazil in 2015, until now Sela has been hand-carved by Ricardo in his studio workshop close to Rio de Janeiro using tropical hardwood. The new partnership with PP Møbler of Denmark, makers of the iconic fine craft´s collection by Hans J. Wegner, allows Sela to reach a new audience, made in variations of timbers native to the Nordic forests.
Sela holds for Kasper Holst Pedersen a very high standard regarding ergonomics and functional qualities. “To put it very simple, Sela is a nice piece of wood, you can sit on. Its ergonomic design allows you to remain comfortably seated and its shape is a very rational and intuitive use of wood”. The inspiration for this obviously resolved design was explained by Ricardo in a phone conversation: “You know what Kasper, when I designed the stool, I did not think at all. I just made it!”
Sela will be available in oak, ash, cherry and beech, from all Cult showrooms later in 2018.
Icons of Danish Moder, presented by PP Møbler, including the Tub Chair (1954) and PP586 The Fruit Bowl (1956).
PP250 The Valet Chair by Hans J. Wegner - the back works as a hanger for a jacket, while the seat is hinged and can be placed in an upright position so the trousers can be neatly folded. Underneath the seat a box is revealed for keys, wallet and belt.
The new Sela by Brazilian woodworking artist Ricardo Graham Ferreira.
Celebrating the beauty of natural materials, the sculpted shape of the Sela seat permits the presence of knots and imperfections in the wood adding character to each piece.
Sela is available in oak, ash, cherry and beech.
Photo Credit | Cult Design