The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
The series of REN accessories has grown. A bookcase, magazine rack and table mirror expand the functions of the collection. The underlying theme is still the “ren” symbol, which shapes the sides of the various accessories.
As with the rest of the collection, the supporting structure is in solid Canaletto walnut. The joints between the upper crosspiece and the sides are decorated, internally, by brass elements.
The new accessories also communicate a sensation of intimate elegance. Small, light architectures are made up of ingenious suspensions, clever balances, and simple joints inspired by an oriental concept of spaces and design. They are produced using fine materials and artisan techniques inextricably linked with the Poltrona Frau tradition.
The magazine rack is a sheet of Cuoio Saddle Extra leather attached to the upper wooden crosspiece by two brushed steel bars with brass finish, to become an elegant and tactile container.
The bookcase is a graphical weave of lines. The two lateral uprights, slightly inclined, support the birch plywood shelves, upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather and with a Canaletto Walnut veneer on the sides.
The upper crosspiece is fixed to the wall using metal hooks with a natural brass finish. The bookcase comes in a low version with a round multi-purpose tray upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather hanging from the upper crosspiece, and in a tall version. Both variants can be completed with bookends in brushed steel with a natural brass finish.
The table mirror consists of a round element (310 mm in diameter) supported by two lateral uprights and two crosspieces. The internal surface of the mirror frame, upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather, is decorated with a brass band.
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