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 Tropicalia collection will be launched at the Milan Furniture Show 2008. Tropicalia's design is based on that of Antibodi but features plaiting. The collection is composed of a chaise longue, armchair, chair with armrests, chair, outdoor bed and a swinging nest.
The geometric frame of faceted steel tubing is covered with a skilful composition of plaiting, alternating solids and voids according to a precise pattern and displaying a meticulous eye for detail. The personality of each piece in the collection changes according to the material used. It may be light-hearted and playful if the plaiting is of various colours of heavy-metal-free thermoplastic polymer threads; sophisticated and luxurious when made of leather (indoor version); simple and elegant with a double plaiting of HT polyester cords in the same colour or two colours.
The coloured versions use three strands in different shades, creating vibrant colour schemes.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Height of seat||450 mm|
|Base finish||with rockers|
|Backrest finish||without back padding|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|