From the Cassina I Maestri collection, the LC3 Fauteuil Grand Confort Durable armchair by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, produced by Cassina in a new, more ecological version – respecting the environment and the original design at the same time – thanks to collaboration between the Cassina R+D division and Poli.design of the Milan Polytechnic. The padding is composed of eco-compatible polyols from renewable sources integrated with the foam parts, and a 100% recycled fiber obtained from PET, most of which has been salvaged from the oceans. Covering in fabric or leather, visible structure in brushed nickel-plated metal tubing with protective semi-matte transparent coating.
Designed in 1939 by Mario Asnago and Claudio Vender, the Moka chair has been part of the Flexform collection since 1985. Today it comes in the new Moka Outdoor version in 316 austenitic stainless steel tubing, with electro-polished finish, or in the oven-coated epoxy powder variant in the colors white, persimmon green, wine red and burnished, with seat in polyester fiber cord or polyurethane rubber. Also available with structure in solid natural, white painted or gray stained iroko wood.
The Marenco sofa designed in 1970 by Mario Marenco for Arflex celebrates its 50th year. Today it is made with a structure in metal and birch plywood, with elastic belting for the back. The padding is in a new combination of materials for greater comfort, and the new covers are removable, except for the leather version. The Giogali SP 3E lamp is produced thanks to the decorative lighting component system designed in 1967 by Angelo Mangiarotti, based on a hook-on part initially produced by Vistosi in transparent crystal, then offered in 10 transparent and metallized colors, treated with a special ecological protective coating, to which two new colors have been added: copper and black nickel. For assembly in table, ceiling, suspension and wall models, for large chandeliers and structures of any size.
Designed by Enzo Mari in 2002, the Mariolina Mono stackable chair is now produced by Magis with several new details: the cross-section of the leg, in natural or black coated steel tubing, has been slimmed, while the seat and back in injection-molded polypropylene are no longer attached to the structure by means of bolts or rivets, but through ribbing in molded plastic placed on the back of the chair and below the seat. Bulbo 57 is the first industrial edition of a ceiling lamp created by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1957 for the 11th Milan Triennale, now offered by Flos in an updated edition. From a large industrial light bulb, now made in blown borosilicate glass, the attachment shell has been eliminated and the tungsten filament has been reproduced with an LED light source with dimmer. The light temperature is 2200K, capable of replicating the effect of a traditional incandescent. It is possible to create personalized installations using two nylon threads that support the two transparent spheres.
Piedi Regolabili, the table designed in 1951 by Ignazio Gardella for the Altamira gallery in New York and reissued by Tato in a new version: it came originally with an oval top, and today it can also have a round top in walnut, or with a lacquer finish, with adjustable feet in brass or chrome. Atollo table lamp for direct halogen lighting, designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti and winner of the Compasso d’Oro award in 1979. Produced by Oluce in aluminium, in three different sizes, and in the new bronze-tone finish, joining those in gold, white or black metal, and glass.
Vanity Fair XC is the new version created by the Poltrona Frau Style & Design Centre with the collaboration of Roberto Lazzeroni, adapted in terms of size for the 90th anniversary of the original. It is produced by Poltrona Frau with a support structure in solid aged beech, padded with vegetable horsehair shaped by hand, and rubberized horsehair. The seat, back and armrests have biconical steel springs tied by hand and attached on jute belting. The seat cushion is filled with goosedown with an expanded polyurethane insert to conserve the form over time. Nails covered in leather finish the back and sides. The covering is in Pelle Frau® or fabric.
In 1997 Vico Magistretti designed the Vico Duo stackable chair for Fritz Hansen. To celebrate the centenary of the designer’s birth, this model has now been updated, slightly increasing its height and adapting it to new standards, adding new armrests and introducing a new black color for the tubular structure. The seat is in walnut, oak, or with black coated finish. The Frate table designed by Enzo Mari was created in 1973 with a structure composed of legs in anthracite black coated steel section, connected by a beam in solid beech. Today it is also offered by Driade in ebonized oak, Canaletto walnut or fossil oak. The structure – the distinctive feature of the design – is revealed by the rectangular top in transparent 12mm tempered glass.
Sesann, a sofa designed in 1970 by Gianfranco Frattini, now reissued by Tacchini with a choice between traditional coverings in leather or fabric, or with more innovative materials like fabrics and rubbers for upholstered furnishings of the latest generation. New workmanship has been added for the wood and the structures, and all the materials and semi-finished parts come from an area within a radius of 50 kilometers from the company. Claritas, a floor lamp designed in 1945 by Vico Magistretti and now reissued by Nemo in a taller versions, measuring 164 x 50 x 47 cm, and with LEDs. It is composed of curved metal tubes, coated in black, with parts in chrome-plated metal and a diffuser in curved aluminium sheet, coated in black on the outside and white on the inside.
Photos Miro Zagnoli