For the “Windsor Armchair”, we once again searched to create a modern and comfortable interpretation of the classic, English Renaissance “Wing Back” chair. For this particular design, we wanted to accentuate its clean lines and mass, while keeping the armchair inviting and functional.
We first made this piece for the “formal” living room of one of our projects. This room is where family and friends come together on special occasions, and we were asked to create seats that would allow several people to sit together in the same chair and talk. This spawned the design of our Windsor Armchair, from which we have made different custom-made interpretations.
While studying fashion in Paris, Serge Castella spends his time wandering around flea markets and the Louvre. Becoming an antique dealer then becomes evident. He leaves his urban lifestyle unhesitatingly to go back to his Spanish roots where he starts his agency in 2006 with Jason Flinn. Including unique and hand-crafted works in a setting they don’t clash with is his signature style. His golden rule: that the object keeps existing on its own, sober and significant. Historical reconstitutions do not interest him, on the contrary, he harmoniously integrates objects of diverse periods. A confession: mixing antiquities and XXe century designs always works.