Parmentier began his career in fashion, working for Lanvin, Hervé Legér, Karl Lagerfeld and Givenchy before trying his hand at architecture, and interior and object design. His genre-crossing and luxurious approach is nowhere more evident than in the Puglia Collection in which the ‘Otranto Bench’ features. Inspired by Greco-Roman antiquity and the Puglian landscape, the body of the bench has been crafted from osso travertine, an ornate stone that whose quality brings to mind a rougher version of marble. Set atop the artfully carved bench-base is a shaved lambskin cushion that serves to soften the piece both aesthetically, and literally (for those using it as a seat). The ‘Otranto Bench’ is made in France, and is available in a limited edition of 12 here.