On the 50th anniversary of Gruppo Euromobil, Désirée's 2022 novelties were photographed in an exceptional location: Villa Barbaro in Maser. The collection, with pieces designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, Marc Sadler, Jaj Jalan, Setsu and Shinobu Ito, was created with great attention to the quality of materials and demonstrates how design can dialogue with the history, art and architecture of the Renaissance. The villa on the Colli Asolani in the province of Treviso, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, is a place where the works of two other Renaissance artists such as the painter Paolo Veronese and the sculptor Alessandro Vittoria coexist.
Lightness and comfort
The Rito collection, designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, consists of an armchair, sofa and writing desk. The armchair and sofa are characterised by formal lightness and maximum comfort. Made with a light metal rod frame with clean lines, which accommodates the generous, soft cushions, they have removable covers and are available in leather or fabric in a wide range of colours.
The oriental flavour of the Karin collection, designed by Setsu and Shinobu Ito, is present in the sofa and armchair. A mood in tune with Palladian architecture that recounts the cosmopolitan spirit of the Venice of the time, the most oriental of western cities. Sofa and armchair are proposed with Rubelli's exclusive collection of Vibrazioni fabrics made of technical fibres resistant to the chromatic variations caused by sunlight.
Born from the hand of Setsu and Shinobu Ito, Nemu is not a simple coffee table, it is an object that lives. The textured glass top with its irregular underlying surface, obtained by fusion, creates a hand-moulded effect, typical of craftsmanship in the furnaces of Murano.
Inspired by tatami
Designed by Marc Sadler, Haneda is a deconstructed seating system inspired by tatami. The flexibility due to the infinite compositional combinations that can be obtained by arranging the seats supported by wooden bases or mattresses resting on soft mats characterises the collection. The outdoor version enhances this characteristic making Haneda ideal for furnishing terraces and covered verandas.
Simplicity and elegance
Elies, the new sofa that bears the signature of Jai Jalan, is characterised by soft and sinuous shapes, curved and enveloping lines that convey simplicity and elegance. The white bouclè fabric upholstery dialogues with Palladio's architecture and Veronese's pictorial work. In the two-element composition, it is upholstered in a pearl-grey, high-tech stretch fabric that can envelop any shape with marked sinuosity. The small rotating table is an optional extra with a satin-finish burnished metal frame and a matt black Marquina marble top. Elies has a removable cover and is available in leather or fabric in many colour variations.
A tilting headboard
From the collaboration with Marc Sadler comes the Hab bed, which shares the philosophy of the sofa, combining aesthetic qualities with the requirements of convenience, comfort and relaxation. The heart of the project is the movement of the headboard that can be tilted into different positions thanks to internal mechanisms. The structure is in wood and metal, padded with polyurethane foam with differentiated density and upholstered in cotton cloth.
A new catalogue and a digital magazine
Along with the new catalogue, Désirée is launching "Genius loci. Design, architecture and art, an association born from the territory", a bilingual (Italian and English) digital magazine usable from desktop and mobile, rich in images and videos; the collection is presented together with in-depth articles and anecdotes dedicated to the great masters of the 16th century. The magazine is available in the Home Page menu of the site.