Italian designer Pietro Franceschini never shies away from tapping into cultural references when it comes to design. The Khelone Ottoman – from the Olympus collection – is indeed a revisitation of Greek mythology.
The story goes that Khelone, a nymph from Arkadia, quite haughtily refused to attend the wedding of Zeus and Hera. The gods did not forgive the blatant act of defiance and punished her by turning her into a tortoise.
Inspired by the nymph’s sad fate, Franceschini designed a gorgeous four-legged piece that evokes the unmistakable shape of the ancient reptiles belonging to the order of Testudines. With its playful shape and odd proportions, the Khelone Ottoman nods to a new trend in design called Neotenic, which means furniture defined by rounded, almost pudgy features as though it had regressed to a simpler, primal structure.
With its chunky legs and padded top softened by the Dedar fabric’s plush texture, the Khelone Ottoman is a keeper that belongs to every contemporary décor…
Shop it now, it will instantly become the living room’s best friend!