Zanotta House is neither a showroom nor a temporary location. It is a real house, in Greenwich Village, in a historic building on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. A space designed to have an immediate experience of the Zanotta world. And it is here that the Re-connecting 2022 collection was presented as a world preview during the NYCxDesign Festival. For the occasion, the house was redesigned to tell the news, the themes and the evolution of living. More and more awareness of the relationship between human beings and the planet, informality, intimacy.
News and re-editions
Three absolute novelties, an expansion of the range and two re-editions of historical products, updated in materials and in some formal details. Studio Zaven collaborates for the first time with Zanotta and signs the Za:Za sofa, a complex project of deconstruction and synthesis, combined with important research on the life-cycle of the product. ToTo are the modular coffee tables by Bertrand Lejoly with tops that alternate leather and marble and build a linear, ironic, out of the ordinary geometric composition. Nena Stool is a typological extension of the small armchair by Lanzavecchia + Wai, which becomes a stool in two heights ideal for collective spaces and island kitchens. Among the novelties there is also the re-edition of Karelia, by Liisi Beckmann. One of the first armchairs completely in polyurethane (therefore without an internal shell) of the 1960s, which in 2022 is revived after a technical update that has transformed it into a contemporary product for comfort and durability over time.
Interpreting the space
In New York Zanotta presented Noah, by Damian Williamson. It is a system of monobloc sofas that are graphically composed in personal configurations, according to the interpretation most useful to the space. “Noah is a light, rectangular platform upon which all the elements connect,” explains Damian Williamson. As a counterpoint to the visual and geometric lightness, the corner modules are used to create convivial compositions, in which the relationship between people is facilitated. The rounded profiles, containment panels softened by a soft outer layer, the seat in a single cushion. Noah is a project that speaks of connection between human beings, intimacy and the rediscovery of the most affective dimension of domestic life.
The redesign of an iconic piece
In continuity with a collection that seems to be built around the functionality of comfort and relationship, there is the re-edition of Campiello. An iconic piece designed by De Pas / Urbino / Lomazzi in 1984, redesigned with new materials and a different lightness in the composition. The redesign is the result of an intense collaboration with Paolo Lomazzi: the result is a contemporary product with new features and a vocation for collective or professional spaces. Campiello +, unlike the original model, is a swivel armchair characterized by a curved and wide backrest in plywood covered with leather that offers privacy and enveloping comfort.
The raw cut of the upholstery and the hand stitching are visually contemporary details that however speak of the brand's craftsmanship. The backrest, Campiello's distinctive formal feature, has been re-proportioned to facilitate visual contact and slightly exceed the shoulders. The padding materials have changed and the choice naturally fell on more sustainable alternatives. The seat is in polyurethane of different densities and regenerated and regenerable polyester flakes.