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Posts tagged as 'tubular steel'

'Sancarlo' armchair by Achille Castiglione, originally for Driade and reissued by Tacchini

Among the veritable tsunami of novelties presented at this year’s Milan Salone del Mobile were two modest pieces by Achille Castiglione, originally manufactured by Driade and now back in production by Tacchini.

'Sancarlo' sofa by Achille Castiglione, originally for Driade and reissued by Tacchini

The ‘Sancarlo’ armchair and sofa are highly successful exercises in the marriage of visual lightness and ergonomics. With the furniture’s perfectly placed upholstered elements, the user receives optimal support while sitting. These are two pieces whose graphic appearance dovetails remarkably with comfort.


Achille, we salute you.


to the Tacchini collections on Architonic

'Alle' chair by Luca Nichetto for Skitsch

Luca Nichetto’s new chair design for Italian manufacturer Skitsch will be launched at next month’s Milan Furniture Fair. Called ‘Alle’, it combines a tubular-steel structure with a curved plywood seat element, with a clever use of a colour gradation on the latter integrating the two.

'Alle' chair by Luca Nichetto for Skitsch

There are two versions of the chair: one is four-legged, the other has a column base. Skitsch’s new London store on the Brompton Road, which opens at the end of March, will preview the piece before its official launch in Italy.

'Alle' chair by Luca Nichetto for Skitsch

'Alle' chair by Luca Nichetto for Skitsch

to Luca Nichetto’s work on Architonic

to the Skitsch website

In line with strict environmental policies of both companies, materials and manufacturing processes have been carefully selected both for their minimal impact on the environment and for their cost.

In line with strict environmental policies of both companies, materials and manufacturing processes have been carefully selected both for their minimal impact on the environment and for their cost.

‘Muji manufactured by Thonet’ is a collection of simplified, stylised Thonet designs made of bentwood and tubular steel, manufactured to Thonet’s customary high standards at their Frankenberg HQ and available exclusively at Muji stores in Japan, Germany, Paris and the UK.

The tubular steel series was created by Konstantin Grcic and comprises a chair and desk in three sizes. Three polypropylene drawers can be suspended beneath the MDF table top.

The tubular steel series was created by Konstantin Grcic and comprises a chair and desk in three sizes. Three polypropylene drawers can be suspended beneath the MDF table top.

By uniting the design heritage, skilled craftsmanship and manufacturing capabilities of Thonet with the streamlined design aesthetic of Muji, not to mention its youthful, design savvy audience, beautiful designs gain new relevance for today’s modern, urban lifestyle. The beech bentwood collection takes Thonet’s most famous bentwood chair, No. 14, as its inspiration. (This design – now called the 214 chair – still features in the Thonet collection, this year celebrating its 150th birthday.)

 

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The beech, bent wood collection was designed by Milan-based, British creative director of Thonet James Irvine and features a single panel supporting the back of the chair, which with the accompanying table top.

The beech, bent wood collection was designed by Milan-based, British creative director of Thonet James Irvine and features a single panel supporting the back of the chair, which aligns with the accompanying table top.

more products from James Irvine @ Architonic

 

There are plans to enhance the collection in the near future. Both Muji and Thonet have collaborated with international designers in the past. What is ground breaking for both companies is their decision to work together with named designers to reinterpret important design masterpieces from Thonet’s historic back catalogue, making them accessible to a younger, broader, ‘Muji’ marketplace.

 

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