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Baxter Furniture at Salone del Mobile 2016Wednesday 13 April 2016
The collection Baxter presents this year at the 2016 edition of the International Furniture Fair is born thanks to an endless inclination towards research and experiment, which is Baxter’s strong point. Lines, materials and colors are inspired by the design of the 70s, without forgetting the path that has distinguished Baxter’s research over the last years.
The colors of the upholstered furniture look back to the fashion trends of those years, even if being revisited according to a contemporary point of view. Bordeaux, rust, moss-green, cement-grey and blue-navy are the nuances that characterize both the soft and the polished saddle leathers.
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However, the real innovation for Baxter is introducing its first complete project for “outdoor”. Chairs, armchairs and accessories are made in tubular copper matched with particular kinds of saddle leather thought specifically to be used on the outside. The outdoor is enriched also thanks to a special minimal collection made in iron and leathers with natural color shades like grey, forest-green and cognac. There are also details made with aluminium mixed with resin and concrete and products made with rattan. The idea is trying to create unique products that will change over time, conveying the idea of something fully lived that only nobles materials can give.
The most important innovations are given birth thanks to the constant experimentation to which Baxter dedicates itself in the world of saddle leathers, with passion and all its savoir-faire. The new leathers for outdoor are thus divided into hydro-repellent saddle leathers, on which water can easily glide, and softer non-finished leathers, whose fibres water can go through without damaging them.
Another important innovation is the work done on the upholstered furniture, particularly on the modular products. Here’s how, starting from a research of the typical atmospheres of the 70s, a contemporary project can take place, where leathers and other materials like stone and marble are matched together. Unique pieces that come from selected mines all over the world, specially finished in order to give elegance and sophistication to the material without losing its blemishes, which are the symbol of the naturalness of that material itself.
All the new projects have been entrusted to the many designers that have been co-working with Baxter since long: Paola Navone, Draga Obradovic and Aurel K. Basedow, Roberto Lazzeroni, Antonino Sciortino, Pietro Russo and Baxter’s Style Department.
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