Known for the prestige of its ‘one-of-a-kind’ pieces and for a luxury lifestyle that has spread on an international level, today the identity of Visionnaire is – if possible – even stronger, inseparably associated with the concept of Art Design the company launched at the latest Miami Art Basel, with the theatrical Trono Pavone by Marc Ange. Today this concept has been expanded ever more, with the Beauty collection. The red thread is the creation of furnishings of extraordinary individuality, made by expert craftsmen but also by technological research and experimentation on materials, in which design and art seem to inevitably converge. “Our ‘fabrication’ – says Eleonore Cavalli, art director of Visionnaire – tests and asserts the idea of repeatable uniqueness, multiplied while keeping the same virtues of quality and value intact; every one of our creations is singular, inimitable, unmistakable, yet it is also part of a reiterated series. Not copies based on an ideal original, but specimens produced with the same maniacal attention to detail that goes into every masterpiece.”
Sputnik by Visionnaire – Design Draga&Aurel
A natural consequence of this approach is the involvement of designers of exceptional artistic talent. As in the first collaboration with Draga&Aurel, the multidisciplinary design studio famous for its original methods and aesthetic approach to material and composition. The result is an eccentric capsule collection formed by the Amos jewel-table, blending forceful materic elements like concrete corroded by sea salt, metal cast in sand and glass; the Lego console and low table, which bring together the shiny gold tone of metal and the matte black of concrete, in a seductive contrast of finishes; the Sputnik suspension lamps, a luminous composition, a chandelier-cascade of rhomboidal brass modules that produces a fractal effect, reflecting the light.
Marco Piva expresses his fluid and functional style through the Beauty collection without forgetting attention to details and finishes. In the Adele armchair the outer shell is upholstered with an allover embroidered leather with “fan” texture, and is edged with a bendable aluminum profile derived from the automotive industry, embracing a more generous and welcoming internal volume; everything is suspended through a Siena satin finish stainless steel base. The same used in the horizontal bas-relief bands of the Admeto low table alternating polished finish: the three marble bases – which covers the external surface with “folding” processing and the stainless steel inside – give to the table an architectural and sculptural appeal.
The collaboration with Alessandro La Spada, on the other hand, is a recurring process, each time involving fresh ideas. The Arkady table is a true sculpture, with its glass top that offers a glimpse of a marble slab with an organic form, where mother-of-pearl, glass powder, metals and salts alternate in levels of transparency, all resting on legs in cast aluminium with a bas-relief texture. The Douglas collection of upholstered furnishings achieves the same statuesque high impact, where the designer from Calabria has inserted borders marked by exclusive stitching and curved metal supports for the base: covered in Kale fabric or Nabuk, the cushions are in Bansky, the new Visionnaire fabric, with a soft visual and tactile effect.
The minimalist but always joyful style of Mauro Lipparini can be seen in the Osborne paneling and the trio of sideboards Desmond, Donegan and Dorinda. The first is a wall in frisé eucalyptus fitted with sartorial care, like a second skin, accessorized and technological, featuring a graphic effect of rounded grooves. The three models of the trio are part of a true stylistic exercise, expressed through curved, sinuous forms in a game of open and closed portions and matte wood tones, glossy lacquer finishes and the transparency of glass.
Montparnasse by Visionnaire – Design Mauro Lipparini
A rationalism that is more and more evident in the Montparnasse modular sofa, designed by Mauro Lipparini, combining horizontal linear volumes characterized by sophisticated upholstery solutions. The upper part of the backrest is extremely comfortable and turns into a headrest, thanks to an adaptable and flexible tilting system. For the best comfort.