Doga is the name of the new Nardi outdoor collection. And the stave is precisely the constructive element chosen by Raffaello Galiotto for the new outdoor furniture collection of the Vicenza company. A recognizable, familiar sign, which often returns in the set of wooden objects in common use. In this family of chairs, which is also completed with a monobloc table, the stave becomes first of all a formal code that softens Nardi's chosen material, fiberglass resin, allowing an almost classic interpretation of an artificial material.
Raffaello Galiotto explains: “The design of the collection is based on cylindrical geometry, used in complete form as regards the structure and sectioned in the case of the staves”. Each slat is like a semi-cylinder resting on the frame and then joined thanks to an accurate three-dimensional software modeling capable of returning a pleasant effect of visual and tactile softness.
Galiotto, designer and art director of the Venetian brand, is not new to the theme of patterns and materials that become ornaments. The projects for the Folio recliner armchair and for the Net seating family already focused on reflecting on textures and creating functional textures for the shells. A trick that allows you to produce lighter objects and, to a certain extent, to use the material wisely and carefully. The most immediate result, of course, is greater attention to the environment. A thought that is always at the top of Nardi's objectives and that finds concreteness and pragmatism in the Regeneration project for the withdrawal of post-use plastic furniture and the recycling of the material.
Doga is a collection developed in a variety of models: from the chair to the armchair with armrests and to the lounge armchair. The table cannot be missing, which completes the seating family. The horizontal motif is repeated on each body, evoking summer atmospheres and creating a formal dialogue between the lightness of each piece and the choice of a contemporary chromatic scale, able to integrate into any type of environment.
The palette is new and is the result of careful research on different architectural landscapes: the city, residential and public spaces in more natural contexts. Thus anthracite, white and tobacco are chosen for the urban mood, warmer colors such as cappuccino to blend with historical contexts. The eccentric Marsala for contemporary architecture and informal environments. Finally, the catalog cannot miss the fresh shades of green, which harmonize with the gardens and the en plein air colors: mint, pear, agave. The collection is enriched by matching cushions.
Overall, Doga fits into the brand's catalog as a simple, ergonomic and light answer to the needs of outdoor furniture. Handy, stackable, easily sanitized and recyclable, the collection is the result of a rational thought towards function, capable of intelligently translating the typological variables of outdoor use.