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Anita Armchair adds a playful vibe to your house

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The Anita armchair by Metrica is designed to fit in various environments, both residential and commercial. It can be placed in a small studio apartment, in a living room or home office, in the lobby of a hotel or workspace.  

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Young and fresh, the Anita has a soft round silhouette that brings a playful vibe to any furniture composition. The Anita has a swivel base and contoured external shell made from two individual parts. It can be personalized by choosing two-tone upholstery to add more character to the space.

Lunetta: taking a bath with the moon

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When selecting a bathtub one seeks out a design that embodies a feeling of comfort and serenity. Lunetta, a new tub designed by Milan-based designer Cosetta Muggianu, exemplifies just that.  

Winner of the 2015 Cristalplant Design Contest award, the tub is shaped like a moon and its silhouette evokes a sense of relaxation, peace and sensuality.

Sinuous and asymmetrical, Lunetta is a freestanding bathtub made of Cristalplant. Its sculptural aesthetic displays elegant curves and can be used as a bathtub as well as a shower. 

OTTO: the freedom within stillness

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Otto X

Otto X

Otto, the new lighting series, designed by New York-based designer David Weeks, founder of the notable David Weeks Studio, features single and double arm pendants, suspended fixtures and scones in various sizes and configurations. The name Otto (Italian for eight) refers to the designer’s eighth collection.

Otto Double

Otto Double

Minimal and lightweight, the collection displays a jewelry-sculpture lighting installation floating in mid air. The Otto plays with gravity, expressing a sense of freedom and mobility while maintaining its stillness.

Otto Two Arms

Otto Two Arms

Made of brass and powder coated aluminum, the arms bend harmoniously, lending an elegant and dynamic aesthetic.  It is the first David Week’s collection to incorporate LED technology. The launch of the Otto is celebratory as it coincides with David Weeks Studio’s 20th anniversary.

Ling Armchair: easy comfort

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The Ling armchair designed by Metrica has a simple and refined silhouette. Inspired by classical midcentury design, it embodies a refreshing and contemporary aesthetic. The Ling is versatile and nicely fits into residential as well commercial environments.

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The frame is made of solid ash with supporting back panels in upholstered and shaped steel. Moreover, the upholstered structure is made of multi-density polyurethane foam with dragon and feather wadding supported on a bed of elastic webbing. The well-supported construction makes the armchair very comfortable and relaxing.

And Why Not: an emotional sculptural chandelier

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Rene Roubicek is considered one of the fathers of modern art glass. Glass art, as an independent discipline, was born in Czechoslovakia and it was first introduced to the world by Roubicek over half a century ago.

 

The “And Why Not" chandelier is an evolution of Roubicek’s core designs resulting from lifelong experimentation with forms embodied in glass. The chandelier is based on a dynamic abstraction of light that glides on a large smoothly polished surface, creating an intense emotional sculptural form.

Soft Modular Sofa: functional ease

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British industrial designer Jasper Morrison applied his super normal design concept to the Soft Modular sofa. Super normal is a philosophy that he developed a few years ago with his friend Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Under this design principle Morrison emphasizes that design should be understated, useful and responsible.

 

The Soft Modular sofa fully embraces and integrates this notion. It is comfortable yet refined and its versatility makes it suitable for many design plans. The sofa is available in various options, which can incorporate a chaise lounge, corner elements and ottoman. It is a modular platform that can be designed and customized based on the needs of the client.

Achille: minimalism at its finest

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Achille is a sculptural chair collection named after the heroic Greek mythological warrior. Designed by Jean Marie Massaud, the slim and well-structured chair embodies minimalistic elegance and precision.

Achille is available in two versions, a comfortable padded chair and a refined armchair. The armchair provides a full 270-degree supportive structure around the sides and back of the chair.

Achille is a versatile style well suited for both residential and commercial spaces. It is offered in 14 different colors and is available in fabric or leather.

Milled: a fine art sculpture piece for the interior

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Milled occasional tables designed by David Whippen, San Francisco-based designer, embody both an industrial and sleek aesthetic. This could be attributed to their geometrical and linear shapes, as well as the aluminum and brass material they are constructed of.

The Milled tables are exclusive pieces that are part of the dselex collection. They were inspired by artistic mosaic tiles and are reinterpreted into a more minimal modern design. This becomes evident in the tile pattern that is milled into the metal. The tile pattern is only partially displayed on the top and on one side of the piece.

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The remaining structure is smooth to provide contrast and interest to the design. Milled tables can be considered artistic sculptural pieces for interior spaces and are available in different sizes and metal materials.

 

Era chair: timeless design innovation

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When German craftsman and cabinetmaker Michael Thonet designed the Era chair in 1859, he unknowingly initiated the modern furniture movement. The bending solid wood, known as the bentwood process, became one of the most impactful innovations in the design industry and initiated the serial furniture design process.

Considered an icon, the Era is one of the most reproduced furniture pieces in the world. Also known as the bistro chair, it has been used for over 150 years to furnish the interiors of cafes and restaurants all over Europe and the United States. This pioneered masterpiece was awarded a gold medal at the 1867 World Exposition in Paris for its unique design.

Thonet’s chair was also widely used by the French Modernist Architect Le Corbustier during the1920s. Besides prominent architects, Thonet’s chair was also well received by the likes of notable French painters. The famous portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, depicted the chair and Henri de Toulose Lautrec introduced it in his “At the Moulin Rouge” painting as well. Today the chair can be seen in countless mid-century modern style design projects. 

Bucket: the shape of freedom and stability

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Inspired by classic European sports car seats; American product designer Cory Grosser designed the Bucket armchair. Emphasizing strength and endurance, Grosser translates his passion for antique cars and their refined details into his design concept for the armchair.

Shaped as a cylindrical open shell, the armchair wraps completely around the body providing both a sense of stability and freedom at the same time. The Bucket armchair is highly versatile. It is the perfect seat for a cozy domestic reading corner, home office or living room, or for commercial spaces such as a hotel lounge, waiting room, or in a leisure-oriented space that is commonly seen in the interiors of Tech companies. 

The Bucket is made of polyurethane foam with a steel frame and upholstery available in a variety of colorful fabrics or leather. Thanks to its adaptable character, the Bucket can easily dress up any space.

Foxhole: inspired by everyday life

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Singaporean designer Nathan Yong is hailed as one of the most influential designers of his time. Twice a Red Dot Award winner, Yong has gained a solid reputation in the industry for his ability to create products that are an expression of effortless sensuality through the use of rigorous engineering research and development processes.

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His furniture is developed using a “silent engineering” technique which allows the form to express itself based on technical consideration and graphic scheme. You can experience this precise and thoughtful process in each piece, from the Break chair, to the Flak tables, to the Vader lounge chair and the Foxhole armchair. 

Designed for outdoor as well as indoor environments, Foxhole is based on a geometrical powder-coated steel rod foundation that provides the armchair stability and strength. Its minimal and precise structure perfectly marries the grace and the softness of the shape. Foxhole reflects the desire and the intention of Nathan Yong to create furniture that is inspired by people’s behavior. His pieces are influenced by the way in which people interact with the place they live, work and socialize in. His work emanates from an understanding of how people and design work together in everyday situations. 

Eero: play with it

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Young and playful. Eero is a rocking egg-shaped seat designed by Filippo Dell'Orto, Italian interior and product designer. Multifaceted and fanciful, it can be envisioned in any kind of space from a lobby of a boutique hotel to a living room of a private house, to a dining area of a restaurant. 

Eero's design is so fresh, comfortable and refined that it also embodies the well-established workplace decor philosophy and intention to embellish the office with furniture that can inspire creativity and ease. You can see it, for instance, inside of the lounge area of companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter or Airbnb, just to name a few. The chair perfectly reflects the current need of the industry to design more products that can be functional, communicative, easygoing, attractive and flexible at the same time.

A technical note: It is made of polyurethane foam. reinforced by a steel frame. Upholstered with fabric or leather, top stitching available upon request. fabric upholstery cannot be removed. 

Coco: light and solid chair

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Lightweight, comfortable and solid. Coco is a handcrafted chair designed by Japanese designers Brothers Tominaga. The chair combines the popular Japanese minimalism with the gracefulness and the functionality of Italian artisanship. Although the seating is very simple in its appearance, the detailing is meticulous and refined.

Owners of duecori, a product design and consulting company with offices in Tokyo and Udine, Italy,  Shuei and Shimpei Tominaga are well-known in the International design industry.  Coco is the first project that sees the two brothers working together in producing and manufacturing furniture.

 

 

Plain: build your bookcase

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In 2016 Francesco Rota, interior and product designer based in Milan, received some of the most prestigious prizes in the design industry. Kanji table and ADD seating system, for instance, were awarded with The Red Dot Design 2016, and ADD earned also the special mention to the German Design award. Elle Decor Italia included Arco table, ADD T chair and Eydo chaise lounge in Best of Design competition 2016. 

Since 1998, when Rota opened his studio in the design capital of Italy, he has been working with many renowned companies like Versus, John Richmond, Mercedez Benz, L’Oreal Paris, Oluce, Lapalma (where he is also the Art Director) offering his creativity, skills and knowledge in a wide range of projects related to architecture, product design, branding, event and residential interiors to name a few. Well-known for his linear and rigorous design style, he enjoys to build modular systems that can be customized and adapt to any particular space, any particular need. Plain bookcase is a great example of this kind of flexibility.

The frame of the library is minimal and neat and it provides a number of possibilities to create a variety of compositions. Plain includes removable shelves of different sizes, lengths, thickness and finishes that come in a series of colors.  Formal black to grey to green, yellow and red, with this color palette available anyone can design a personal outlook just playing with the structure and the components of this refined and yet adjustable bookcase. 

Easy Wave: design your wall decor

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Since launching Fattorini +Rizzin + Partner design studio, today known as Metrica, Bruno Fattorini and Roberto Rizzin, Milan-based and Internationally renowned talents, have been producing a series of furniture like tables, sofa, systems for an array of companies such as Fendi, Poliform, Zanotta and MDF Italia to name few. The concept and the effort behind any product has always been the ability to blend creativity and technology innovation. As a result this successful and thoughtful philosophy brought to the market pieces that express beauty, lightness and functionality at the same time. 

Easy Wave shelves, named after the Wave wall system, is an expression of this practical sexiness and freedom. The research on the finishes, the surface treatments and the deep study on the anatomy and the structure of them, make it easy to anyone to adapt the product to a variety of environment. 

From the left: Roberto Rizzin, Bruno Fattorini. 

From the left: Roberto Rizzin, Bruno Fattorini. 

The shelves come in different sizes with variable depth.  You can purchase just one unit or more.  You can play with them creating an infinite number of compositions where you can display books, vintage accessories, family portrays, candle or anything else you want. Easy Wave can be a decor centerpiece of your living room or your bedroom. This furniture is so flexible and versatile that empowers you to design your personal wall decor. 

Selecta bookcase: express yourself

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It is one of the first product designed by Lema. Selecta bookcase is a refined freestanding and modular system produced and launched in 1978.  For almost thirty years, since its debut on the market, Officinadesign Lema has been working to improve it adding new elements that could fit any kind of space people have been living in. 

The library is a complete customizable system that can be placed in a studio or in a three bedroom apartment or more. It is very accommodating and easy to expand with an infinite number of units. It could cover a whole wall or it could be used as an addition to the wardrobe, a media section or any furniture elements. 

 

With Selecta you can create a whole piece of art using different components, different colors and sizes. It has so many finishes that it opens up unlimited possibilities to design your unique and very personal piece of furniture. Selecta is a system that says "yes" to everything.

 

Rock table: a solid foundation

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Rock table designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia has a solid foundation.

It combines an interesting mixture of natural and industrial material as it was thought by the designer to adapt to any kind of environment’ style. Rustic, contemporary, mid-century: all those looks can provide a new interpretation to the table.

 

When Jean-Marie Massaud designs a product he always thinks about all the possibilities that it can have. Based on this philosophy, Rock Table could be seen in domestic, workplace and outdoor environments.

Armframe soft : surrender to peace

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It is the first thing one should do when he comes back home from a long day at work or from a long night out, or after an intense work meeting. Sit down on her, let her soft and reliable skin hold the heaviness of the body, the thoughts. Surrender to her calmness and rely on her confidence.

This is what happens when one lays down to Armframe soft, the chair from Frame collection designed by Alberto Meda for Alias. Its comfortable cushions assembled straight onto the chair become a sort of secure ground where to land. 

Ten minutes are enough to start feeling a sense of peace running through the legs, the belly, the chest, the arms and the head. One simply has just to close the eyes and let go, leave everything behind. At the end of the day we don’t need much to reconnect to where we belong, to our home. We just need a place that can embrace and reflect who we are and what we need in any given day. Moreover, the highly sophisticated aesthetics of Armframe soft spread a sense of beauty that intuitively and with kindness affects the vibration of any kind of houses but also a lounge room of workplaces or  hotels. 

Biblio: reveal yourself

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The design is rigorous and refined. Open and versatile it gives to your relaxing moment the peace and the creativity necessary to re-energize your body after a long work day.

Biblio, the contemporary bathtub of Antonio Lupi, brings elegance and inspiration to the bathroom. The name comes from the shape of the bathtub. Biblio in Italian has a double meaning: bibliografia (bibliography) and biblioteca (library). Inspired by this word the designer created a built-in library where you can put your favorite books and read them while you are immerse in a flow of warm water. 

Made of Corian it can accommodate all kind of style. From modern to rustic, from shabby chic to Art Deco to a more minimal Japanese look and decor.  

Biblio welcomes you as you are. It has an empathic quality that allows you, for few hours of your day, to be free from any kind of role and to reveal yourself in your natural beauty. 

 

CUT: adaptable soul

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Simple, genuine and versatile. Cut chair, designed by Francesco Rota for Lapalma, is a piece of furniture that can be placed in every room of the house.

 

It is refined, practical and solid. Aware of the modern needs, the designer created an indoor and an outdoor version of it.

 

Both the indoor and outdoor collections have an internal, colorful and soft cushion which will easily adapt to all kind of style of furniture you have in your kitchen, living room,  in your yard, patio or garden.

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Of course, the chair doesn’t only fit domestic environments, but also office spaces, bars or lounge area of boutique hotel.