Architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu bring a luxurious take on industrial style to the Utility range, including this impressively scaled ottoman. From Shanghai-based Stellar Works, the oblong with fine leather or high-grade textile upholstery with a solid-wood structure complements other seating in the collection. Its very name—Utility—suggests a wide variety of both residential and contract uses, all with a signature refined minimalism.
16.5" h x 48" w x 36" d (42x121.9x91.5cm)
Seating height: 16.5" (42cm)
Solid wood base, leather or textile upholstery
- Fabric A: Divina Melange, Harald, Steelcut Trio
- Fabric B: Batyline Eden, Field, Main Line Flax, Melange Nap, Messenger
- Fabric C: Cotton, Era, Linen, Manhattan, Revive 1, Ruby
- Leather A: New Castle
- Leather B: Crystal, Milano
- Leather C: Bellagio
- COM and COL available on request
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.