Reissues have their own intrinsic charm: products that come back to life, faithful to their original image (often created by the great Masters), but updated in terms of materials. We have selected the major new products to rediscover the timeless culture of design.
Crate Collection by Hay | Gerrit Rietveld | 1943
Gerrit Rietveld invented it in 1934, already with an ideal of ‘sustainability,’ a term not used at the time. The project recycles surplus wooden shipping crates. Today the iconic Crate Collection has been revived thanks to collaboration between Rietveld Originals and HAY. The series includes a lounge chair, a dining chair, a low table and a side table, keeping faith with the original design and vision: modern, functional and affordable furnishings, in tune with architecture and interiors.
Cavalletto by Agapecasa | Bruno Morassutti | 1953
Agapecasa, the brand created by Agape to reproduce original projects by Angelo Mangiarotti, presents the expansion of the Cavalletto system, a masterpiece from the 1950s by Bruno Morassutti, based on the idea of producing furniture entirely in wood for easy configurations, relying on a single constructive principle for assembly, disassembly and modification with extreme flexibility. Agapecasa has recovered storage modules from the Mangiarotti Archives, including cabinets with drawers and folding doors, a daybed and a table.
Washington by Lumen Center | Jean-Michel Wilmotte | 1983
One of the company’s icons, the Washington table lamp has been reissued for its 40th anniversary, with revised finishes (brushed black nickel and brushed bronze) and high-performance light sources. It was originally designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte in 1983 for the office of the French ambassador in Washington D.C., for which the architect designed an entire series of furnishings of great geometric rigor. A limited edition of 40 pieces for each of the new finishes.
Stool 60 by Artek | Alvar Aalto | 1933
Elementary, modest in its design, and therefore timeless. Stool 60, the model by Artek created by Alvar Aalto, reaches its 90th anniversary. To celebrate, the company has created three editions limited in time but not in quantity. Stool 60 Kontrasti focuses on the ingenious construction, emphasizing the bends and the workmanship with contrasting colors; Stool 60 Loimu is made with an exceptionally rare type of birch; while Stool 60 Vili, in collaboration with Formafantasma, is made with a new wood selection known as “wild birch.”
Bungee by Fabbian | Renato Montagner | 2003
Twenty years after its debut, the Bungee lamp by Fabbian is back, with design by the Venetian architect and designer Renato Montagner, founder of the versatile studio Change Design. Bungee has been restyled to enhance the floor-to-ceiling fixture: the cord is now woven, available in a range of colors, while the base is in concrete, ready to sustain up to three lighting points. The result is a lamp with a technical character that offers a vividly decorative image.
Sempronia & Dialogo by Tacchini | Tobia Scarpa
Within the ‘New Room’ project by Tacchini, created to formulate a philosophy of life connected with socializing, the company has included two masterpieces from design history. The protagonists are two reissues of works by the architect Tobia Scarpa: the Sempronia chair from the 1980s and the Dialogo chair from the 1970s. Both convey a sense of material force and modern expression, today as they did in the past. Classics capable of dialogue with the contemporary world.
Cleide & Despina by Maxalto | Antonio Citterio
The art director Antonio Citterio has inserted two reissues in the Maxalto collection for 2023, historic creations of his own design. Two chairs, Cleide and Despina, created towards the start of the Maxalto experience, now with different expressive traits, updated in terms of materials, production technique and size, with the aim of adapting to evolving lifestyles. Both have an oak structure in gray, pale brushed and brushed black finish, while the seats are covered in fabric or leather.
Galeotta by Zanotta | De Pas D’Urbino Lomazzi | 1968
A “deconstructed” armchair. This is what the Galeotta armchair originally looked like, consisting of only three folding polyurethane foam cushions and without any support structure or internal mechanisms. Today it is reissued, updated in materials and dimensions. Designed by Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi in 1968, it was an innovative and revolutionary design from the get-go and helped bring about a profound change in lifestyles. It create three different configurations, for a seated or semi-supine posture with two different inclinations of the backrest module. The external removable fabric cover also acts as a zip fastener during the conversion process: it holds the three seat elements together, allowing them to flip up.
Robot by Alias | Mario Botta | 1989
The Robot chest of drawers by Alias returns to the collection this year, in full compliance with the original design. With a superposition of drawers, connected to each other thanks to a metallic supporting structure, Robot looks like a column. Its superior part can be opened and become a writing desk. With its ash solid wood with lacquered open-pore finish and a black steel lacquered structure, Robot represents the idea of an object which doesn’t have a predefined shape.
Bugia by Stilnovo | Roberto Beretta, Antonio Macchi Cassia | 1977
Bugia has a curious story behind its name and its form. The lamp by Stilnovo resembles an old candlestick with a handle, known in Italian as a ‘bugia’, which was actually the simplification of the name of an Algerian city – Béjaya – that supplied most of the wax utilized to make candles. The lamp returns, among the company’s reissues, as a table or wall version with single or double light sources, and the same fascinating identity.
Fiocco by Busnelli | Gianni Pareschi | 1970
The iconic Fiocco returns with a sustainable soul. Made from a curved tubular metal frame, the chair is now covered in a bioelastic fabric (in black, white, and red) that is 95% biodegradable, as is its zipper. Lightweight, streamlined, radical: it is part of the permanent collection at MoMa New York.
Landò by Nube | 1990
The Landò sofa fits perfectly into Nube’s renewed philosophy: to create pieces capable of crossing times and fashions, balancing past and present, thus a collection played between reissues and novelties. Recovered from the company’s archives, Landò carries the character of the 1990s and thus of the original design, but has been updated in its proportions – to match contemporary living – and revitalized in its combinations of fabric and suede.