First, there was an encounter between a designer, Nestor Perkal, and the Oscar Maschera company. Then, there was Argentina, his native land. While working with the company on leather projects, Argentina imposed itself as a self-evident point of reference. It fuels his imagination, subtly inspiring his designs without ever becoming an obvious citation.
Nestor Perkal created Bombo in that same spirit. Its name resounds like the beating of a drum; but the reference to Argentinian drums is far more than tongue-in-cheek.
The fabrication process is complex. Like upturned jars, these hollow ceramic orbs are hand made, either turned or slip-cast, depending on their size. What follows is delicate: holes are punched in the yet unfired clay. Once the pieces are fired and glazed, the leather straps that ensure that the skin seat remain taut will be laced through them.
Bombo is made exclusively in Pesaro, Italy, in the region of the Marche where Oscarmaschera has its headquarters. Bombo is the result of a fruitful encounter between leather and stoneware, a work of Trans-Alpine savoir-faire.
The Bombo collection is extraordinarily versatile; the pieces can be used as coffee tables, side tables, tea tables or stools. With its warm and familiar shapes and soft colors – earth-brown, sky blue, terra cotta – Bombo fits gracefully into any décor – ready to “be of service” simply and beautifully.
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