Pedrali is 60 years old and is preparing to celebrate. In the meantime, it is launching a series of new products that pursue the brand's philosophy. Furniture designed to fluidly change context, between indoor and outdoor, within the framework of one of the most serious Italian research projects on materials and sustainability. It is no coincidence that this edition's installation, designed by Milan-based DWA Design Studio, is entitled #PedraliBackotNature.
Narì, a celebratory piece
The Salone del Mobile 2023 was the setting for the launch of a celebratory piece designed by Andrea Pedrali, grandson of the brand's founder. The young designer signed Narì, a celebratory chair that reinterprets the first wrought iron garden chairs produced in the 1960s in a modern and technological key. An outdoor armchair with a linear steel frame that simplifies the forms of Serenella, from which it was inspired. Seat and back are in extruded PVC with a nylon core. The work on the soft colour palette is interesting, making Narì a contemporary piece in line with the colour trends of recent years.
Anemos, sculpted by the wind
Pio and Tito Toso are the authors of the second novelty: Anemos. The distinguishing feature of this table is the concrete base formed by two separate shells that act as a structural membrane. The intrinsic weight of the material is lightened by the sinuous and flexible double curvature, used to create an unexpected contradiction between matter and form, which is the real charm of the table. A solid object, capable of supporting large tops thanks to its sinuous profile, which seems sculpted by the wind.
Lamorisse Wood, wood protagonist
Another novelty is the wooden version of Lamorisse, designed by CMP Design. The decision to test a new material for the indoor version of a chair initially conceived for outdoors confirms the brand's desire to pursue an extremely fluid idea of architecture between indoors and outdoors with minimal intervention in materials. The wood of Lamorisse Wood enhances the sober shape of the structure and combines perfectly with the soft and important enveloping cushion. The design detail to focus on is the work on the armrest and leg sections in steam-curved ash. The joint between the upper and lower sections has a slightly increased thickness to ensure greater solidity. FSC® C114358-certified wood, water-based paints and resins of natural origin for the finishes.
Frank between irony and simplicity
Frank is Robin Rizzini 's new table for Pedrali. An optical play creates a disarming effect in the beholder. Depending on the perspective, the die-cast aluminium base appears light and ethereal or solid and full. Rizzini loves product design and works with irony and simplicity on surprising shapes, without forgetting his architectural roots, which translate into a rational handling of volumes and shapes. Frank is poised between design divertissement and rigorous work on structure and proportions. Here, too, one can imagine a brief inspired by functional flexibility, for a product that adapts gracefully to the most sophisticated interior design.
Aluminium and teak: Guinea for the outdoors
The latest addition 2023 Guinea, by CMP Design. The combination of two different materials, aluminium and teak, has a functional reason. The lightness and strength of aluminium make Guinea the ideal outdoor chair, for seafront terraces, swimming pools and pieds dans l'eau moments. The generous dimensions, teak armrest and cushion are a gentle thought for the relationship between the chair and the body it accommodates. Two different versions for the backrest: the textilene version is reminiscent of traditional director's chairs, enhancing their transparency and lightness. The version with an aluminium slatted backrest, also available with a fabric cover, is defined by more traditional and archetypal shapes. The stackability of the armchair guarantees maximum strength and functionality.
Photos: Andrea Garuti - Styling Studio Salaris