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Preview Molteni&CIDada Exhibition At Paris Design Week 2017Thursday 20 July 2017
Preview Molteni&CIDada Exhibition At Paris Design Week 2017 – From 8 to 16 September 2017, a new edition of Paris Design Week 2017 will occur to embrace the best of interior design. And today Covetedition invites you to preview the exhibition from Molteni&CIDada. During the Paris Design Week 2017, the Molteni&CIDada Flagship Store presents, attesting a strengthened partnership with the creative director, “Vincent Van Duysen Architecture”, a retrospective exhibition of the architecture projects of the Belgian architect, a personal account of two decades of work presented through a series of photographs and models. Protagonists of the set up: the re-editions of the products designed by Gio Ponti and the latest items presented at the recent Salone del Mobile. Official hashtag #MolteniGroup
Molteni&C announces new reissues of furniture designed by Gio Ponti. Molteni&C is enthusiastically proceeding with its reissues of Gio Ponti designs, found in the archives of the famous 20th century master of design and architecture. Following the international success of the furniture collection, which, since 2012, has been enriched with new items every year, – eleven so far – two new remakes are to be presented at the 2017 Salone del Mobile. In 2016 Molteni and the Ponti Heirs signed an agreement that extends and consolidates the relationship of trust that has linked them for years. Bookcases, chests of drawers, bureaus, console tables, desks and individual items, sofas, armchairs and small armchairs, chairs, tables big and small as well as bedside tables, beds and accessorized walls, all designed by Gio Ponti in his long career, which lasted from the 1920s to the end of the 1970s, live again fully respecting the original designs. New products, new stories to be told and new research to highlight as yet unknown or forgotten pieces.
D.156.3 design Gio Ponti
Designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was displayed in the company’s showroom in New York, along with furniture by Ico Parisi, Franco Albini, Carlo De Carli, Ignazio Gardella and others, chosen from among the most representative exhibitors at the 10th Milan Triennale. The presentation catalogue reads It was thought that architecture should be purely functional, with very little margin for decoration. But the Italian genius could not help but create architecture with a more human face, which we call the Latin touch”. The D.156.3 armchair, exclusively remade by Molteni&C, has a solid American walnut or black semi-matt lacquered frame. Itiss assembled and sandpapered by hand and wiped with aniline dyes. The particular ergonomic backrest, on the other hand, consists of criss-crossed elastic straps, which support the soft, quilted and edged cushion. Available in three textiles and in three leathers from the Molteni&C collection, including Nabuk (seen in the photo in the rust variant). Customization on request.
D.151.4 design Gio Ponti
Always passionate about nautical furnishings, Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four ocean liners and two cruise ships upgraded or built from scratch after the war, between 1949 and 1951: the Conte Grande, Africa, Oceania, Conte Biancamano, Andrea Doria and Giulio Cesare. Ponti designed this easy chair with slight variants for these ships. Featuring an enveloping frame and comfortable armrests, it has solid wooden legs with brass shoes. Textile and leather upholstery from the Molteni&C collection.
TEOREMA design Ron Gilad
The Teorema project is the solid part of a void. It is the flip side of Grado°, the collection that explores the form of a void. It is the mould as design, the template transferred and shifted that becomes micro architecture, and exceeds all disciplinary boundaries. A unit made of American walnut with open compartments or drawers used as a single unit or stacked in a linear or offset mode, to create night tables, chests of drawers or modular systems for the living area.
SLOANE Modular sofa design MDT
Sloane is a modular seating programme that can easily adapt to new furnishing solutions in line with contemporary living. It is a dynamic system in which the component parts offer an original interplay of soft volumes. By arranging seating and poufs, cosy corners can be created in which to chill out at will.
MAYFAIR design Rodolfo Dordoni
Combining geometric figures to create new geometric solids is not just an exercise for mathematicians. The most attentive designers, such as Rodolfo Dordoni, experiment with it too, giving rise to original items of furniture both in terms of conception and use. One such is the Mayfair collection, dining tables, small tables and counter tops all share trapezoidal or truncated pyramid support plinths. The table bases feature glossy copper or orient grey marble finishes. The small table bases are glossy lacquered clay, anthracite or rust. The table tops are oval or square, with rounded edges, and made of eucalyptus or transparent grey layered glass complete with a glossy copper secondary layer that is placed exactly on top of the plinths. The same is true of the small table which, however, features a trapezoidal top with rounded edges.
CHELSEA COLLECTION design Rodolfo Dordoni
The Chelsea collection of chairs and armchairs, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, has been enriched with a small armchair with an enveloping backrest. A small design but with delicate proportions, this completes a collection which, ever since it was launched in 2014, has been highly acclaimed by the Milanese designer’s admirers.
BELSIZE design Rodolfo Dordoni
Original series of small, round and trapezoidal tables. Always three-legged, metallic with a pewter finish and of two heights. Table tops with rounded edges made of eucalyptus or graphite oak, or glossy anthracite, clay and rust. Some versions can be fitted with orient grey or black marquina marble tops. Designed for various functions; small coffee or occasional tables, they can be included in the components of the Sloane system to create articulated compositions. In the version with tall legs they become desks or small breakfast or cocktail tables.
WELCOME COLLECTION design Rodolfo Dordoni
A long-standing partnership between Rodolfo Dordoni and Molteni&C, consolidated by a shared vision of design. The experience that developed with the Chelsea collection suggested a new way forward for both of them: a new family of chairs for a ‘soft contract”, suitable for hotels, restaurants, hospitality areas and residential projects. Generally speaking, today there is no longer a clear distinction between residential and contract products; in fact, even numerous public spaces, such as restaurants, have a homely feel. The subject of “customer experience” (linked to how customers “feel” after having interacted with an environment or with a brand), has forced even major interior design studios to make spaces that used to be exclusively technical more comfortable and welcoming.
“The new way forward”, Dordoni explains, “is also a consequence of the different way in which products are designed: already contextualized and referring to broader themes than just objects. From home, to a hotel or an office, furniture can change its purpose while maintaining its aesthetic features.” So for contract work, we produce the same product used in the home but with more specific materials and performance for that purpose”.
The result is the Welcome Collection, an extendable family of furniture that can communicate with other products, which this year starts with the Camden sofa.
CAMDEN design Rodolfo Dordoni
The Camden seating collection, which includes sofas with backrests of different heights and chaise longue features a simple design. The dimensions are suitable for public spaces and there is a wide range of finishes mid way between home and contract. It features advanced technology: pressure die cast aluminium frames, foamed at differentiated heights and with hi-tech, aesthetically appealing textiles. The design pays close attention to the details, for example the thicknesses, and keeps the structures as simple as possible.
The defining mark of the base balances the fluid lines of the backrests to blend ergonomics and elegance to create elegant, essential chairs. Camden is distinguished for its versatility: suitable for creating a cosy corner in a larger living room or outlining a special space for relaxing, ideal for furnishing spaces that are open to the public and meeting places or gathering places to lend aesthetic taste and functionality to all types of environments.
QUINTEN design Vincent Van Duysen
Perfectly proportioned sideboards, attentive materials and workmanship such as woods, matt or gloss lacquers and, in the finishes, copper or pewter, great attention to the individual details for trays and accessories, make every single item of furniture a piece of refined beauty, where lines and volumes blend harmoniously. A 2017 novelty: a new version complete with glass doors.
VVD design Vincent Van Duysen
Vincent Van Duysen reinterprets the recessed handle detail in a modern and sophisticated key. The designer works on the contrast between the slim side and end units and the considerable thickness of the worktops, which fit in, interrupting the linearity of the worktop, with stone sink bowls. The alternating materials, natural stones such as porphyry, ceppo of Gré stone and slate, different woods such as bleached oak, walnut and oak graphite and brushed steel, the new baltic green, titan and pewter lacquered finishes and the interplay of solids and voids give rise to a dynamic and at once sophisticated kitchen. Completing the project are generous pull-out trays, open-ended drawers and under-top trolleys. An aluminum load-bearing frame also allows for compositions completely suspended from the floor. Innovation is expressed with technological details such as the built-in LED strip light, the aluminum contour that discreetly profiles the door handle, improving its grip and the innovative pivot hinge that allows the door to open 180°, making the internal space more usable. The kitchen gains a new architectural look, also thanks to the elegant ceiling units and slim, transparent glass cupboards with shockabsorbed micro-hinge.
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