Few words are enough: elegance, simplicity and creativity. This is how
we imagine the world of tomorrow. For now, here is a selection of projects
that heal the soul and protect the planet
ENVELOPED IN LIGHT
Two models and different colour variations for Vertigo, a suspension lamp designed by Costance Guisset, who has described it with these words: “It's a den lamp; it envelops you creating a free atmosphere. Due to its extreme lightness, it loses its balance and turns slowly. Vertigo seems to float and, when switched on, it projects a game of shadows on the wall." Produced by Petit Friture.
DEFINITION OF LIGHTNESS
Linda-X, with an ultra-thin but highly resistant design thanks to Diamatec® technology, exhibits its pure form in glossy or silk white finishes. Designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, it is part of Ideal Standard's Atelier Collections.
ALL IN THE SAME BOAT...
Paper Boat can be an empty pockets, an ornament or a pen holder in painted steel. Its versatility is linked to a memory and fits well into environments as a light and delicate object.
NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON'T
Two very thin slabs of perforated Carrara marble enclosed in an elegant brushed brass frame which, thanks to their smoothness, can create infinite combinations. Paravento is Paolo Ulian's creation for Bufalini.
TRIBUTE TO THE PAST
Rice reinterprets the beauty of hand-made majolica bricks in stoneware, with a glossy finish and deliberately irregular surfaces. Three modular sizes - 15x15cm, 5x15cm and 7.5x20cm - with straight edges for a side-by-side setting. A neutral palette - White, Natural and Gray with touches of Blue - is intertwined with three motifs inspired by nature. It is part of the Crogiolo collection, a name that represents the creative legacy of Marazzi's historic artistic laboratory.
The Hyori lamp collection is inspired by a tradition dating back to the Edo period. In its reinterpretation, Studio Nendo overturns the shape of the lantern by adding joint points on the edges in order to create ten different models. Moreover, to add elasticity, washi paper has been replaced with highly translucent silk. Dedicated to the lantern ma nufacturer Kojima Shōten.
A 100% paper made seat. This was possible thanks to a sophisticated Japanese process that Takeo, a Japanese brand, has been manufacturing and improving since 1899.
Silk satin corset with décolleté, enriched with motifs embroidered on a tulle in the same colour. La Perla Maison.
Coiled Cotton Bowl is handmade in South Africa with local natural cotton rope and dyed with non-toxic dyes.
Inspired by the classic fuel tank, Atelier BL119 has given a new shape to the traditional table jug. Thanks to its wide opening and its handle, the ceramic Tub Jug is a simple and useful object to use as a carafe, watering can or even a vase. For Muuto
FRANK, THE POUF
A blend of tradition and modernity that can be found in its details, geometric lines and in the materials. The solid pine frame follows the surface in crossed straps for comfort and lasting support. By Charles Kalpakian for Haymann Editions.
THE VEGAN SANDAL
Papillio has got two straps, an ergonomic plantar and a grooved sole. Today it is also available in a vegan version. Tests carried out by independent laboratories guarantee that the sandal does not contain any element of animal origin. The upper is in Birko-Flor®, a wear resistant and skin-friendly synthetic material.
Three seats in Lecce stone inspired by three geometric shapes. Lathe-worked, Mel, Bal and Gas have been designed by Giulio Iacchetti for Pimar Lime Stone. Suitable for outdoor and indoor, thanks to their single-piece appearance, they can be used as bollards.
JUST FOR KIDS
Set of three organic cotton towels designed by Atelier Annur especially for babies. Naturally soft, thick and creased, they can be customized with hand embroideries: just choose the text and the atelier will take care of the rest.
The frame is child-size, the seat is made of durable eco-leather and the handlebar is adjustable. Suitable for little children, Banwood's First Go Balance Bike provides a natural way to develop balance on two wheels.
FOR THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
Mulching protects plants from weeds. The same occurs in nature when the leaves cover the ground at the base of the trees. In the picture, the 100% hydro pressed hemp felt cloth with no added glues, 100% compostable after 6/9 months, has been designed for this purpose.
The space, conceived as an intimate and hidden architecture, is located in Brussels, in the back of a luxuriant garden. The volume has been built on a floating and asymmetrical aerial wing platform to create greater lightness. The U-shaped slit on the ceiling lets in natural and neutral light. The project carries the signature of LABscape Architecture & Interior, a studio based in Brussels, Milan and New York.
FROM THE FOREST TO THE TABLE
Smooth to the touch and nourished with edible walnut oil and beeswax, this bowl in Tamo wood is perfect for salads, as a fruit bowl or centerpiece. Made by the carpenter Kenji Usuda, it is part of the Rikumo collection.
THE SCENT OF LIFE
The Orto Parisi perfume collection by Alessandro Gualtieri, a well-known Italian nose, has been inspired by the fragrances of Vincenzo's garden, his grandfather. Seminalis is mainly composed of Bourgeonal, an aromatic aldehyde that helps the sperm to locate the oocyte and thus start a new life. It recalls the lily-of-the-valley, but still hides many secrets.
THE SUMMER BASKET
The result of Eres's collaboration with Cecilia Pirani, creative director of Palorosa, this bag is made respecting artisanal expertise. Comfortable and spacious in the medium size, it is suitable for any summer out-fit.
Designed in 1953 by architect Hans J. Wegner for his entrance hall, Bar Bench is still suitable to many spaces today. A simple structure with rounded ends in solid teak, the bench or coffee table appears as a transparent unit, merging with the surrounding space and light.
THE LIGHTNESS OF BEECH
Hiroshima is a compact chair with a simple but refined structure commissioned by Maruni to the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa. Its shape enhances the natural character of the beech wood: the seat, the legs and the backrest, as well as the armrests, seem to merge, giving off a feeling of elegance and lightness.
Like a wallpaper, the Natural version of Crogiolo Rice. Warm, materical, but also extremely light, it is perfect on the wall as well as on the floor. When technology meets high craftsmanship. In stoneware, by Marazzi
CB is the Milan-based luxury footwear brand set up by Cecilia and Lorenzo Bringheli. The Corda belt is presented in a charming combination of cotton canvas and leather and is available in a wide range of colours from bright to neutral tones. All handmade in Italy.
Ongoing research on metal, craftsmanship combined with technology, high quality standards. These are the values that Samsung has acknowledged in De Castelli for the Chef Collection refrigerators, exclusively made for the South Korean market. The doors are entirely covered in the DeMarea finish.
Field Jacket is in pure linen and comes in lime white. The natural fibres and the garment dyeing technique, developed to give the fabric unique colour shades, is the hallmark of the relaxed style of the garments by Boglioli. The unlined structure with four pockets is completed with frogs on the shoulders and an elastic insert at the waist.
A warm shade in brushed steel for the Joy tap, perfect in combination with the Linda-X countertop washbasin. It is part of Ideal Standard Atelier Collections.
It is called Lozenge. A diamond-shaped mosaic in pre-assembled brass with a fiberglass mesh to form a perfect tile for walls or floors. Available in two models with two different geometric patterns. De Castelli.
THE ESSENCE OF AN ICON
Ludovica + Roberto Palomba reinterprets the historic Conca collection, creating a seamless combination of functionality and aesthetic beauty. The formal codes of the Conca taps add lightness and personality.