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March 01, 2005

Ostrich Leather Chairs

Cosi_richie_closeup_2A hundred years ago ostriches were farmed for their luxurious feathers to create opulent boas, trims for dresses and plumes for hats. A couple world wars and the stock market crash pretty much killed the ostrich feather industry, and the big birds' allure was going the way of the dodo. Fast forward to the late 80s when ostrich became the lean red meat and hides became coveted.

As their feathers were the pride of the plumes, ostrich hides are distinct for their natuLrcosirichieral quill textures, durability and softness. California designers Cosi & Richie have taken a classic-styled modern chair and packaged it in ostrich leather, for a real feather in its cap.

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