Jean Paul Gaultier has initials to sit on

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier customised his initials from the Typographia seating range by French brand Tabisso. As a design feature, he used a distressed-looking fabric to upholster them. The special editions are called Nature et Découverte, and have faux-suede covers patterned to looking rust.Supplied by Lelièvre, the soft fabric was chosen to contrast with the rough appearance of the green and red oxidising metal.

Tabisso first launched the Typographia range, designed by its in-house team, in April 2015. The collection includes lounge-chair versions of all Roman letters and numbers, as well as a set of floor lamps modelled on 20 different punctuation marks. The letters are translated into soft, curved forms that provide both seat and back.