An air of freshness and newness blew through the stands at Design Fields. One essential contribution was from Tacchini, previewing nine items here at Clerkenwell Design Week, before they move on the Salone del Mobile.
The new exclusive pieces designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune and Gordon Guillaumier, stood alongside the classics created by Gianfranco Frattini to greet UK and international professionals and the public at large.
Giulia and Gio are both designed by Frattini; Giulia is a new edition of a design originally presented in 1957, which remains ever-current due to its materials (base in walnut or grey tinted ash wood) and curvaceous forms, ensuring that it is as harmonious to look at as it is comfortable to use. The Gio table was also born in 1957, and had won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) award that same year; this refined and concurrently streamlined item is available in numerous finished and materials.
The Campo rug collection, created by Claesson Koivisto Rune, not only features fine yarns, processed according to a centuries-old artisanal technique that uses a frame to create the weft, but also reinterprets and applies old ideas.
Kelly follows the same line of reasoning; this is a family of colourful seating in many shapes, but all based on a rounded design carried on a lacquered metal or chrome structure; the V, C Basic version shares the stage with the E, H, L+F, versions, which have been enriched with glamorous finishes. Although the Kelly T Central Base is a table rather than a chair, it still retains the roundness that characterises this collection. The success of Santiago is guaranteed by its soft and inviting shapes, contemporary cut and neutral coloration which is nevertheless brimming with personality; this collection comprises arm chairs, sofas and ottomans.
Chill-Out High is a modular system designed by Gordon Guillaumier that drew our attention with the high backed version, which exudes a sense of intimacy and comfort. Its ideal complement is Ledge, a side table with a drop flap which Guillaumier has rendered stable by using a transversal metal structure.