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Tense material: a new version of me

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Tense Material in brass.

Tense Material in brass.

Sometimes the need of owning something new can be replaced by a significant and thoughtful little change. Tense Material, the new collection of tables designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for MDF Italia, shows this possibility. 

Tense Material in wood.

Tense Material in wood.

The original series renewed completely the concept of the classic dining table Tense, by focusing on three different materials: wood, brass and stone. Basic, noble and ancient materials that give a brand new look to a more traditional version.  

Tense Material in stone.

Tense Material in stone.

The brass recalls the preciousness and the luxury of the gold, the stone highlights the strength of the table and the wood enhances a tactile experience by bringing you in a profound and direct contact to the nature.

Piergiorgio Cazzaniga signing the brass version of the Tense Material. 

Piergiorgio Cazzaniga signing the brass version of the Tense Material. 

A savage peace: In the Woods

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A sophisticated wilderness lays on the floor bringing the fierce of the forest and the peace of its silence. Those are the qualities weaved in “In the Woods” a rug designed by Claudio Bonoldi for cc-tapis.

 

Part of the #signature collection, this piece of art plays with abstract images and unfinished brushstrokes which draw a sense of endless space in the midst of bright colors and shadows. A picture that evokes a need of freedom and, at the same time, a request of warmth which is necessary in every home. 

FORK: a versatile elegance

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Nature has always been an inspiration for many Japanese artists. In the past we have seen painters like Hokusai with The Great Wave or writers as Yasunari Kawabata, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, with his book The Lake. Today, designers are trying to reproduce in a small scale what Mother Nature has to offer. Tomoya Tabuchi is one of those. 

 

 

FORK, his latest tables’ collection designed for Lapalma, recalls the branches of a big tree: firm, supportive and minimal.

A versatile project that can be used in the office, in the kitchen, in the living-room or in a restaurant. The leg system developed for FORK provides some common parts in die-cast aluminum: a structure that allows varying the configuration, playing on different finishes of legs or columns. 

 

FORK is available in different materials, with different heights, shapes and finishes, both for the top and for the legs.

 

Timeless elegance: Frame Soft chair

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You just want to lie down and stay. Reading a book, taking a nap or doing nothing. Just be and breath. Another chair has been added to the Frame collection designed by Alberto Meda, Italian renowned designer, for Alias.

Frame soft is a chaise lounge with a highly sophisticated aesthetic. It is generously comfortable thanks to the cushions which are assembled onto the chairs and softly covered with fabric or leather.

 

With his Frame collection Alberto Meda has established his reputation in the design world. Some of his pieces, like the long chair, are part of the permanent collection of The MoMA in New York.

Frame Soft, introduced at the last edition of Salone del Mobile di Milano, will be soon available at DSEGNARE. 

Fluid and sensual: Eydo

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Its name is a greek word that can be translated as “to know” or “to be aware of”. Probably inspired by this idea of a peaceful self-confidence and a mind hungry for knowledge Francesco Rota designed the fluid and sensual asymmetric dormeuse EYDO for Lema mobili. Its architectural style invites you to lay down and relax while you are paying attention to what is happening around you. This chaise lounge has a suspended structure in painted bronze and an unique seat and backrest volume thatwrap up your body, offering great comfort.

 

Milano - San Francisco: novelties from our manufactures

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Courtesy of salonemilano.it

Courtesy of salonemilano.it

 

It is one of the design capital of the world. A landmark for the design industry. Milano with its annual Salone del Mobile is becoming one of the city where to go. This year the furniture fair has gathered together 400,000 visitors and 70 percent of them were foreigners. From Rho Fiera, to Tortona zone, famous for its “Fuori Salone” scenario, and Lambrate area, full of designs products made by young and talented artists, the city had its unique way to reinvent itself and to launch future design trends.

We have experienced the creative vibe of Milano during the latest edition of the Salone del Mobile week and we brought back to San Francisco new products designed by well established artists like Francesco Rota, with his Eydo chaise lounge, Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe with their new rug for cc-tapis, Christophe Pillet with its Lady Jane chair, PatrickNorguet and the new Grand Kobi chair, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and his new Tense table, Nanimarquina with the Lattice collection rugs of Bouroullec brothers and a new partenship between Lapalma and Tabuchi Tomoya who designed for the company Fork, a brand new table.

Starting from next Monday, May 16th, every week we are going to introduce you those new products that will be soon available at DSEGNARE.  

A place for self-connection.

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An evening ritual. After a busy day at work you just need to wash away stress, chaos, pressure. You look forward to a reconnection to and with yourself in a minimal, clean and warm environment. You look for something that can hold yourself and can absorb all the negative energies accumulated during the day. An healing and silent companion.

This is BAIA, the sophisticated and essential bathtub designed by Carlo Colombo for Antonio Lupi (antoniolupi.it). The oval shape of the tub reminds a warm and soft cradle where you can let go all the tension of your body, mind and soul. In this moment of self-connection the only thing you have to think about is the choice of your favorite essential oil, soap, body wash and the scent of your candle. BAIA is available at DSEGNARE.

Analogue: an open conversation across time and space

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Home accessories from Analogue collection. 

Home accessories from Analogue collection. 

Egypt has a remarkable history of artisanship’s timelessly products designed by local artists who shaped their crafts with devotion, passion, mastery and meticulous attention. With the advent of new technologies and the consequent change of economic and socio-cultural circumstances, many of the traditional techniques used in early times are at risk to vanish forever.

Karim Mekhtigian, Egyptian interior designer, art director and founder of Alchemy Design Studio in Cairo, is internationally well-known for his ability to blend past, present and future in his works. Having lived in Paris for 15 years he was able to give a new interpretation to traditional concepts and behavioral codes, designing art pieces that stand uniquely today.

Black & White cups from Analogue collection.

Black & White cups from Analogue collection.

He strongly believes in the importance of creating an Egyptian design community and as a founding member of the EDF (Egyptian Design Forum), Mekhtigian just launched Analogue, a brand that brings Egyptian craftsmanship and traditional artistry to contemporary shapes in order to introduce everyday products that revel in the past whilst looking to the future.

Cups, plates, trays and hammer from Analogue collection. 

Cups, plates, trays and hammer from Analogue collection. 

Analogue’s first collection 29 Cu uses local skills, techniques and materials to bring back the tactile and human dimension with its imperfections to life. The collection is a full range of trays, plates, cups and a hammer meshed together for a fully dynamic setting. Everyday objects are turned into copper, known as Man’s Eternal Metal for its versatility and durability. The products are meant to influence people’s daily lives; carrying codes from the past and pushing their way towards the future, designed to survive the test of time. Analogue’s 29 Cu collection will be soon available at DSEGNARE.

A series of cups from Analogue collection.

A series of cups from Analogue collection.