A touch of new objectivity
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
Quo vadis, furniture design? This year’s Salone del Mobile reveals a few ideas. An analysis in our glance back at the fair.
The new Work is Over armchair expresses the sobriety of industrial style in its lines while drawing inspiration from the aesthetics of the military and construction sites in its extreme functionality. Structural parts that usually remain concealed are here exposed to reveal all their beauty.
The Work is Over concept is based on an ideal of hardness and rigidity that finally takes form in a soft, rounded object through the juxtaposition of straight and curved lines and the soft cushions that make the structure extremely comfortable.
The armchair’s silhouette gives it a strong identity enhanced by the combination of drilled sheet metal that serves both structural and decorative purposes.
The chair is available in different colors and finishes for adaptation to every style and interior; The indoor version can be upholstered in leather or woven fabric in order to emphasize the texture contrast and accent the beauty of the unworked material. The outdoor version is proposed instead in a special selection of resistant fabrics without the addition of any embellishments not structural to its form.
These chairs were designed to match two tables: the first, round and smaller, has two surfaces on different levels held together by three simple support feet; the second is a larger coffee table that folds over onto itself to create two support surfaces that emphasize its practicality. In addition to being available with the same finishes as the chairs, both tables can be ordered also in yellow and petrol blue.
|Table finish||three-legged table|
|Table top shape||circular|
|Colors||shades of yellow|
shades of green
shades of grey
shades of beige