Revival vs. Innovation
by Fabian Peters | 4/25/2019
The grand review: These are the trends and highlights of this year's Milan furniture 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||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||450 mm|
|Base finish||with rockers|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|