Porada is cutting no corners for the launch of the new collection. Quite the opposite. The difficulties arising in 2020 have simply stimulated furnishing proposals that become more than habitat settings, acting as vehicles for a more profound experience of the home environment, a place to rediscover authentic emotions and lasting values.
With this spirit, Porada presents the Twenty collection, amplified in its concept but in perfect continuity – in stylistic terms – with the previous lines.
The central focus, not by chance, is the living room, the core of the Porada home, a space where people want the right combination of comfort and multifunctional versatility, now more than ever before, along with a character of intimacy matched by a context open to sharing.
Porada’s approach is immediately clear in the Abacus sofa, which bears the signature of Gabriele and Oscar Buratti: a modular sofa where tradition and elegance are interpreted in a contemporary way; ample, deep cushions are firmly held in place by a light base in canaletta walnut, the distinctive sign of the brand. The keystone of the project is its great compositional flexibility, offered by hexagonal seating elements that can be utilized as ends, corners or chaises longues.
The living area cannot be without a dining zone, represented in the collection by the Alan family of tables, designed by Buratti. Here the distinctive feature is the leg with its particular curved section, which can be used in groups of three or four elements to form the central bases for rectangular or round tables (in wood, marble and transparent glass), creating chiaroscuro effects and geometric forms in continual motion.
The combination of research on materials and forms happens on a range of different scales. So here come the complements! Marconato&Zappa have designed Smile, an original ottoman, a handy piece with an informal but refined spirit, where the solid wood structure is joined by a practical grip that becomes a small back for the padded seat.
The Bayus coffee table, an addition to the collection of the same name by the Buratti brothers, also features a delicate combination of materials (canaletta walnut, brass and cowhide).
To complete the offerings, the company has made its first suspension lamp: Astra, designed by David Dolcini, is a reinterpretation of the traditional chandelier using solid wood, playing with the contrast between the immateriality of light and the solidity of wood.
This overview illustrates one of the indispensable values of the company: research on materials and craftsmanship. While the solid wood – canaletta walnut and ash – is the main feature, other surfaces are no less important in the overall formulation of quality and workmanship: marble, always included in the recent proposals, enhanced this year by the very new Carnico gray; glass, colored in two new tones, rust and ink blue; fabrics, selected with microgeometric patterns, along with velvets with overtones of the 1950s, and an unusual bouclé; all the way to three new lines of carpets, to intensify the sense of warmth and refined lifestyle of the entire Porada home.