Whether classic or modern, sideboards are essential pieces of furniture for the living room and beyond. Although they are presented each year in new and original versions, they never cease to discreetly enrich the most sophisticated settings.
This year the queen of signature contrasts is Theca by Poliform (designed by Marcel Wanders), in which a precise and essential design is made original by the contrasts between full and empty, textured and glossy surfaces, opaque and transparent, concealing within it complete and technically advanced equipment. Oriental by Alivar (designed by Giuseppe Bavuso) also features various functional and customizable inner containers with a number of different accessories, completely hidden behind geometric, clean doors made from lacquered wood. Pandora trasparente by Gallotti&Radice (designed by Pinuccio Borgonovo) instead chooses to display its entire interior and content, opting for extralight crystal, tempered and transparent or with a patinated bronze finish, with a vague reference to retro taste. Different materials and particular textures embellish Madia Madison, designed by Mauro Lipparini for Misuraemme.
Exclusive manual workmanship is without doubt what unites all the models on show, such as the workmanship used for Lloyd by Poltrona Frau (designed by Jean-Marie Massaud), a variable shape that also plays on the full/empty contrast and on the contrast between traditional materials and more advanced technology; in Lloyd, every single grill is the work of meticulous craftsmanship, with sticks carved in various thicknesses, hand-dyed and individually glued by hand. The same craftsmanship is evident in the outer coating of Scrigno by Edra, which is made by manually assembling and overlapping irregular shapes made from reflective methacrylate, individually hand-polished on every edge. Wireframe by Baxter (designed by Draga & Aurel) is the result of a propensity for research and experimentation and uses typical ‘70s atmospheres to develop a contemporary project, while in Self bold by Rimadesio (designed by Giuseppe Bavuso), five new colours of opaque and shiny Ecolorsystem glass, harmonized with the brushed-effect metals, coincide with the materiality of the marbles and the glass of the tops.