“Versatile like matter, in constant change.” This is how Desalto describes itself, a company that for 30 years has perfectly embodied the values of Made in Italy, uniting family and territory. Curiosity is right at home here, implying constant technological and creative research, and moving instinctively – especially in recent years – towards collaborations with new faces from the world of design. Fresh thinking makes it possible to bring together different talents, in relation to sartorial, crafted production. The latest products reflect this rare vitality, with fine workmanship and high-tech content, inseparably mixed with new and innovative ideas.
That of the designer Gordon Guillaumier (Art Director of the company) is truly a design challenge (met successfully) that works on the difficult balance between technical prowess and appealing form in an extensible table. The goal has been achieved thanks to a simple gesture for the mechanism, preserving the proportions of the table when closed or opened. As the name implies, in Fourmore the extension makes it possible to add four place settings, for both sizes of the product. The grafting of materials then enhances its image: the top in pale or dark oak veneer, made with numerically controlled milling, forms a contrast with the framework in 10 mm laser-cut steel sheet, underscoring the lightness and elegance of the form.
The creative flair of Guglielmo Poletti has also generated a table, summed up in a single detail in the L45. The joint between the leg and the top is the result of the combination of two L-shaped sections cut at 45° to be joined at 90°, formulating the leg and the related crossbar. The latter, in turn rotated by 45° with respect to the flat surface above it, forms a segment of space that emphasizes the relationship between the top and the corresponding corners.
Giacomo Moor, on the other hand, has focused on the Stac family of storage elements, equipped with different functions thanks to the stacking of the modular parts. Almost like a construction game involving monolithic volumes in wood, supported by slender 3 mm sheet metal, folded to create an interlock without welding. A ploy that simultaneously generates open compartments. Horizontal and vertical variables are offered, each with modules of two different heights. The production objective is to minimize the sign as far as possible and to make the parts uniform to optimize processes, along with the desire to grant autonomy to the various modules, permitting shipping in parts to be assembled, taking up less space. All these new creations clearly reflect the refined design culture that has been developed by Desalto over time.