Intense months for Talenti. Not just due to participation at important trade fairs like IFFS Singapore, Salone del Mobile in Milan, or the upcoming fairs in May – HD Expo Las Vegas and ICFF New York – but also because of a series of new collections, and the imminent opening of a showroom on Via Pontaccio in Milan. At the same time, the headquarters at Amelia, in Umbria, is undergoing a complete refurbishing due to be finished by the end of 2019. The company’s numbers for 2018 show +20% sales growth over the previous year, reaching levels of over 12 million euros.
The Salone del Mobile this year saw the renewed collaboration with Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba, who after the Cliff collection of 2018 focused on the installation for the FuoriSalone at House of Solferino, again working on the theme of weaving, cords and fabrics, in the new Panama and Cruise lines of furnishings, the Tribal family of lamps and the Scacco screens. Exotic, light atmospheres, natural materials and nautical references.
As the name implies, Cruise is a complete collection whose character is influenced by the world of yachting. Composed of a modular or fixed sofa, an ottoman, a coffee table, dining table, living room armchair and dining chair, it combines geometric structures in wood with fabrics featuring large patterns in sober, luminous tones, while cord becomes the enveloping and supporting element.
In Panama the network of cords becomes structural on light profiles with an organic form, in a line of seating that includes chairs, lounge chairs, sunbeds, ottomans and settees.
The theme of the play of light generated by weaves returns in the Tribal family of lamps. With their ethnic impressions, they add an exotic touch to spaces in the floor and suspension versions, replicating weaves of light and shadow on the surrounding surfaces.
The offerings for functional, enjoyable outdoor areas contain the possibility of setting up kitchens for use in the open air. The truly new development for Talenti in this sense is the new Tikal line of outdoor kitchens.
Inspired by the imposing religious structures of Mesoamerica and an iconic, rational aesthetic, the collection has been created in collaboration with the architect Nicola De Pellegrini of Anidride Design.
The regular volumes placed in configurations and the large flat surfaces have been enhanced by the use of the finest materials, selected for their high performance and durability.