The BRUK armchair from Black Owl is made of steel and organic wool felt, the oldest known textile. Felt-making is not very popular nowadays, but it is widely practised in Belarus, primarily for a type of footwear called Valenki.
Black Owl used this underrated material to explore felt’s natural qualities and unique characteristics. The felt is processed by hand using a traditional technique that requires no seams. The felt is made of organic wool from Belarussian sheep that are not exposed to chemicals and are kept in high standard farm conditions.
The BRUK armchair is designed by Black Owl, the newly founded furniture manufacture from Belarus. Black Owl was founded in 2017 by Andrei Reshetin, who decided to incorporate his passion for design into his professional life. After a decade of success in the tech world, co-founding and leading an international software development company, he transitioned to designing craft furniture at age 42. An avid lover of nature, Andrei lives in the countryside, and the surrounding landscapes serve as inspiration for Black Owl.