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DESIGNED BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA
This collection’s armchairs and chairs are designed in several different shapes and heights. The polyethylene fibre interlacing are joined by natural or bronze abaca. The weave is made out of abaca fibre: being a natural material, the product is suitable for indoors, covered outdoor spaces or verandas.
Designed in 1953, the D.153.1 armchair is part of the furniture of Gio Ponti’s private house in via Dezza in Milan. This re-edition is produced by Molteni&C based on the original drawings from the ponti archives. Brass structure, cover in bicolor white-blue leather or “Punteggiato” fabric, designed by Ponti for Rubelli in 1934. The fabric reinterprets the age-old technique of velvet-weaving, bringing it up to date with contemporary patterns, such as close sequences of staggered disks with various gradations of colour. Exhibited at the Salone del Mobile 2012, the D.153.1 chair enriches the Gio Ponti furnishing Collection.
The armchair was designed for one of the projects closest to Gio Ponti’s heart, the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas (1953-57). It is part of the Gio Ponti Collection, which was curated by Molteni&C under the artistic direction of Studio Cerri & Associati. The architecture reflected the ideas he had gathered during his trips to Latin America in 1952-53. Today the armchair, which is like a cosy shell, has a rigid polyurethane frame, a soft polyurethane counter-frame and a cushion, and is upholstered in the Molteni&C textile range, with the option of differentiating the three component parts. In 2016 this “love chair” won the prestigious Wallpaper Design Awards and became a Molteni&C icon. Wallpaper* Design Award 2016
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.
Dives is the ultimate sofa, whose image is enhanced by the armrest that has a taut cover on the outside, and a quilted effect on the inside inspired by the classic chesterfield sofa. The point where the two finishes meet on the armrest is highlighted by a blanket stitch detail, which is also the profile for the cushions. The seat depth is shallow (cm 98 deep), and the feet area available in fabric or with a black shellac finish. Dives is also available as modular sofa with deeper elements (cm 104 deep), without the quilted internal detail.
In his search for stylized forms and characterful materials, Nicola Gallizia develops a series of versatile and complementary units that can fit into each other or be set side by side, such as small oval tables, benches and poufs. They are made using and alternating steel, wood, stone, textiles and leather. Color, matter and form are the inspiration and the synthesis of the collection.
In his search for stylized forms and characterful materials, Nicola Gallizia develops a series of versatile and complementary units that can fit into each other or be set side by side, such as small oval tables, benches and poufs. They are made using and alternating steel, wood, stone, textiles and leather. Color, matter and form are the inspiration and the synthesis of the collection. Wallpaper* Design Award 2017 Best colada parlour