ARPER | Modular geometry
The Ralik modular seating system designed by Ichiro Iwasaki for Arper consists of chairs, ottomans and benches with rounded, reassuring shapes that can be used as single units or combined to create in”nite solutions of di$erent sizes and shapes, able to respond to a wide range of project requirements. Distinctive feature of the Ralik line are the ‘L’-shaped legs made of recycled polypropylene that not only facilitate cleaning but also give the modules a sculptural effect. Equipped with charging sockets, the elements in the range are designed for public or work spaces, but can also be adapted for domestic use. Different types of side tables complete the Ralik family, creating practical supporting surfaces. The line also includes soft cushions that can be combined with the benches to provide comfort in larger configurations.
ATLAS CONCORDE | Contemporary art
With the new 3D Wall Plaster ceramic surface, Atlas Concorde reinterprets the tradition of master sculptors. Chisels, brushes and knives were among the traditional tools for artists to work with plaster, since ancient times, utilizing blocks of material to make eternally fascinating sculptural creations. Today their mastery lives on thanks to technology that reproduces the same know-how in contemporary aesthetic solutions. This is what happens in the new 3D Wall Plaster collection by Atlas Concorde, a three-dimensional ceramic surface that interprets the artisanal techniques of plaster and the force of the material in five different decorative motifs: Origami, Bloom, Jasmine, Combed and Barcode generate soft reliefs, spatula effects, engravings, lines and patterns, interacting with light and conveying a vibrant perception of the surface. Interiors come alive through games of 3D micro-details, of mutable visual impact depending on the vantage point.
GALLOTTI&RADICE | Natural evolution
The Akiko chair designed by Oscar & Gabriele Buratti for Gallotti&Radice, with the debut of the new “Swivel” model: light and versatile, for the contemporary home-office. Akiko has been formulated as a small chair by Oscar & Gabriele Buratti: an elegant, compact and comfortable place to sit. A favorite item in the collections of Gallotti&Radice for the living area, which transcends trends and styles thanks to its soft profiles and lightness of form. Preserving the same character, the designers have then come up with a “Lounge” model, accentuating the padding and the seat to adapt to conversation and relaxation corners. Now the family expands with the new “Swivel” model, which rotates by 180°, further expanding the range of uses. Akiko Swivel is ideal for the home-office, by now an everyday feature of homes, combining great looks and functional practicality. The seat (with covering in fabric or leather) is supported by a 4-spoke base in warm gray coated metal.
Antolini | Creative writing
What if we could translate our thoughts into matter? This is – also – the direction of the special project by Antolini, an Italian excellence recognised worldwide in the production of natural stone claddings. Which has chosen to collaborate with Pietro Terzini, a transversal creative (with a degree in architecture, his work crosses fashion, street art and digital art). Terzini is known – his Instagram pro”le has more than 240,000 followers – for lapidary phrases characterised by a thought that knows how to be profound, irreverent and light at the same time: “The best things are not things”, “Take a deep breath” written in large letters on the bottom of a swimming pool. Antolini has chosen some of them and transformed them into stone inlays, created through a combined use of technological instrumentation and manual skill. An unexpected dialogue between the beauty of materials that have been formed over millennia and the lightning speed of thought. I Want It Wow, the title of the project-installation, stimulates the senses but also the imagination and thought.
S•CAB | Aereodynamic
FANTONI | The ‘third space’
The design developed by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio for Fantoni is based on the concept of the ‘third space’. By this term, we mean rooms such as waiting rooms, break areas or cafeteria areas, which are gaining in importance and are increasingly becoming the true heart of an office. They are flexible areas where one can work, meet, relax, individually or with others. Designed to integrate with other Fantoni products that are already in line with these trends, the elements that make up the Panorama collection define three specific operating areas: collaboration – that includes solutions for team work areas, brainstorming spaces, short meetings –; learning and focus – that defines private spaces for focus moments, phone booths, meeting rooms –; and social – that offers flexible solutions for comfortable breakout and relaxation areas, individual or group.