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2022 Wallpaper* Design Awards

2022 Wallpaper* Design Awards

Lemni armchair continues to amaze and conquer the public thanks to its pure and defined aesthetics, and wins the 2022 Wallpaper* Design Awards, for the Best line work category.
Somewhat furniture, somewhat sculpture, intimate and chic observatory on the world, the “suspended seat” by Marco Lavit is designed by an elegant lemniscate curve and is characterized by a silhouette whose stylistic code is defined by the search for essentiality.

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Giorgetti wins the Wallpaper Design Awards in the ‘Best Quiet Space’ category with the Shirley mirror designed by Carlo Colombo.

In its February issue, the international magazine Wallpaper* celebrates the best of last year’s design by honouring the projects that stood out for their for their ability to creatively respond to changes in society, offering a new point of view.

Characterised by a leather frame that gently folds and unfolds like a ribbon, defining the perimeter design, the Shirleymirror interprets one of the fundamentals of design: form is at the service of function and vice versa.

Its soft, sinuous lines were chosen because they fit naturally into the space, creating a cosy, intimate atmosphere and interpreting a vision of the home as a personal refuge, a concept that has increasingly permeated the domestic environment in recent years.

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Molteni & C Milan Design Week 2021

Molteni&C is participating in supersalone, the special event of 2021 at Salone del Mobile.Milano, with an installation designed by Ron Gilad. Innovation, creativity, cultural exchange, digital experiences. The supersalone becomes a promotor of design imagery as a place for meeting and new opportunities to reflect on the world of design and meet its new luminaries.

The Round D.154.5 armchair, designed by Gio Ponti in 1954 and reissued by
Molteni&C in collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives, is the absolute star of the ‘Flight D.154.5’ installation. The name of this small armchair derives from the rounded shape of the seat and back, with very modern, even ‘spatial’ lines.

An entirely new product designed for industry that speaks to assembly and ease of production.

The installation directed by Ron Gilad is translated into the interior of an aeroplane, with animated windows that look out onto a sky where reality meets fantasy and the Molteni&C collections are the key players. The Round armchairs, in leather and fabric, are arranged in a line at the windows to host passengers on their trip.

On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2021, our Flagship Store in Corso Europa 2, Milan, presents the new Collection. The space is renovated, elegant and welcome its guests in sophisticated settings in dialogue with architecture.

On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2021, our Flagship Store in Corso Europa 2, Milan, presents the new Collection. The space is renovated, elegant and welcome its guests in sophisticated settings in dialogue with architecture.

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Living Divani @ Supersalone 2021

On the occasion of Supersalone 2021, the new format that revives the charm of the Salone del Mobile in Milan experiencing new display approaches and proposing new interpretations, an installation by Piero Lissoni pays homage to the silent elegance of the brand, capable of combining geometric synthesis and daily comfort.

Exhibited on a platform, Sumo lenticular sofa designed by Piero Lissoni in 2020, featuring an audacious silhouette, sculpted in an accommodating and sinuous pose, celebrates the pure creativity of the brand, capable of shaping a collective imaginary.

A second scene is dedicated to the entire Sumo family, which in 2021 extends its inspiration, presenting a new sofa and armchair, featuring a straight base and a reclining backrest, together with low tables and benches: a skilful mix of refined fabrics, delicate leathers, charming woods and marbles, in a world of tactile suggestions where tailoring is the real protagonist.

The setting is completed with the Sailor bookshelf by David Lopez Quincoces, for a versatile interior, ideal for daily life necessities as well as working scenarios, in the idea that various situations and people could follow each other over time, finding a new way to interact with the furnishings, both dynamic and versatile.

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Living Divani @ Milano Design City 2021

Living Divani Gallery renews its look for the launch of the 2021 Indoor Collection within a neutral space, lit up by the soft mood lights of large and refined suspended dome lamps, made of rice paper. All Living Divani codes are reinterpreted with essentiality in looks characterized by pure and soft shapes, a melody of objects that are proposed with slight variations and sophisticated moodboard, where woods, fabrics and leathers in classic neutral tones are enlivened by color accents through vivid glossy lacquering and unexpected marble surfaces. 

The new Living Divani image is a sequence of scenes where to rediscover the pleasure of dialogue and sharing: a continuous and open space, which invites to let go of the superfluous and focus on the essence of things, on the re-discovered balance and harmony.

 Protagonist of the scene the Sumo collection, signed by Piero Lissoni, completes the proposal combining the sofa and dormeuse variant, launched in 2020 and characterized by a lenticular basis, with new sofas and elements such as benches, low tables and armchair, in a fluid unicum that also includes the new Moon coffee tables by Mist-o and the Lemni armchair by Marco Lavit.

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From 4 to 19 September, the spaces in the city recount Giorgetti lifestyle, presenting the new collections and iconic designs that come to life in the elegant settings of the Atelier in Via Serbelloni and the Store in Via Durini.

With a new look, the Atelier hosts the new collections in an evocative architectural and living dimension to send a message of positivity and restart for Italian design and the city of Milan. The 500-metre space is revealed behind the door of a flat that leads directly into a pleasant Milanese-international atmosphere.

The spaces, which follow one after the other, reveal Giorgetti’s ability to stage true complete environments: the kitchen with dining for the family, the living room, dining for guests with a second living room, the office and sleeping area with dressing room, and the outdoor area.

The second Milanese space is located in an elegant early 20th century building, a stone’s throw from the prestigious Palazzo Durini, and is the renovated Store, organised on two levels that perfectly express the philosophy of the Giorgetti spaces and lifestyle.

The Store’s spaces unfold in a perfect aesthetic balance that reveals a scenario rich in details, in which the furnishing elements create comfortable, soft and elegant atmospheres.

In both spaces, M2Atelier presents the Ensō table, made of wood and available with an elliptical or round top defined by walnut, mahogany, or leather inserts; with the Tie seats whose monolithic presence captures the attention for their details and for the seductive slit on the back that recalls some haute couture creations.

Another protagonist is certainly the new Vesper sofa designed by Roberto Lazzeroni.

It’s a concept, a system. It’s an organic sofa that moves in a certain way within the space, transforming it according to needs“, said the designer. Vesper is presented in combination with Elsa armchairs by M2Atelier.

Among the novelties 2021 present in the Atelier Giorgetti and Store, we find the Houdini cabinet by Roberto Lazzeroni, Shirley bench and mirror by Carlo Colombo, Uyuni mirror and Clamp coffee tables by M2Atelier, Summa and Otto poufs by Giancarlo Bosio and Centro Ricerche Giorgetti. In addition, new proposals from the Atmosphere collection complete the different areas with carpets, chandeliers, vases, accessories and games.

The theme of outdoor life is increasingly important in the Giorgetti lifestyle and this year the company interprets it with a design by Carlo Colombo, whose great stylistic strength blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor. Aldìa, in fact, is a complete system of furnishings that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Armchairs, modular sofas, poufs and coffee tables are designed to define the space with elegance and give the dream of a small paradise.

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Milano Design Week 2021
Paola Lenti renews her showroom and brings nature into the home

Hanging bookcases, enamelled decorated tables, seats made of innovative polymers or eco-compatible fabrics.

Paola Lenti’s showroom in Meda (via Po 100 A) is completely renovated and opens its doors to the Supersalone, the special edition of Salone del Mobile 2021. An amazing reinterpretation through colours, materials, new collections.

The large spaces overlooking the garden of the location seem to be drawn to allow nature to enter into the house, contaminating with its reflections and its nuances – greens, blues, yellows – furniture and furnishings designed for the interiors, creating a dialogue and a game of windows that breaks down the “walls” between indoor and outdoor.

In Paola Lenti’s mental geography, the home appears as a welcoming and gentle place, lively and open to the outdoors, with a sophisticated elegance, never over the top.

Tradition and research go together and blend with unexpected effects: the texture of the new tables in enamelled volcanic lava, which tell about an ancient wisdom, the pop transparencies of the innovative Twiggy yarn that talk about the new choices of sustainability and respect for the environment.

In the garden that surrounds the showroom, next to iconic pieces of the company such as Harbour, the modular sofa awarded with the Red Dot Award 2021, are the new collections such as Eres: sofas, chaise longue and outdoor beds in natural and eco-friendly fabrics, with soft and restful colours. Easily convertible into indoor complements, with a pleasant cocoon effect.   

Giancarlo Morelli, Michelin-one star chef and owner of the Bulk restaurant and the Bulk Mixology Bar in Milan (via Aristotile Fioravanti 4) to furnish the exterior of his restaurant has chosen chairs, tables and sofas by Paola Lenti in different shades and materials, with a fairy-tale effect deliberately contrasting with the “male” sobriety of the interiors.

“A sort of colourful forest that brings back to childhood” explains the chef. “The side that I most feel my own”

Salvioni’s terraces

Three ways to see the terrace, three atmospheres created with different furniture and colours. Paola Lenti illustrates her vision of greenery in the city with an installation in Salvioni’s showroom (via Durini 3 Milan). Three terraces overlooking the inner courtyard of the store, each one level, as if they were coloured snapshots that, going up the beautiful ancient staircase, finally create a panoramic view.

The “garden terrace” on the first floor plays with the green shades: a place sheltered by parasols (Ombra collection) and dedicated to relax (Ami armchairs). A few steps, and a blue oasis appears – a city-graceful style – with cosy armchairs (Nido collection), and glazed tables (Sciara).

On the third floor, where the view extends beyond the roofs, visitors will find the new Eres collection. Designed for outdoor use, but with its natural fabrics and the soothing tones of ecru, sage and dust, it pleasantly creeps into the interior spaces, occupying the volumes with the maxi sofa Frei and the clean lines of Vespucci furniture (armchairs and sofas). A natural chill-out room (raw linen, hemp delavé, bamboo and natural woods characterize the furniture), away from the buzz of the “Supersalone”.

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Harbour wins the Red Dot Award 2021

The seating system Harbour designed by Francesco Rota has won the Red Dot Award in the category Product Design. This prestigious accolade, established in 1955, is awarded each year to the best design products launched during the previous one.

An international jury, composed of over 50 experts linked to the design world, select the best products among thousands of candidates from every part of the world and belonging to the most diverse sectors and access their innovation, usability, formal quality and sustainability content.

A contemporary classic, the Harbour series is designed in the name of elegance and comfort. The ample freedom of composition, the choice of exclusive and sustainable materials and fabrics, such as the Maris fabric that covers the structure and Aerelle® Blue that fills the cushions, are the distinctive features of this collection, a synthesis of innovation, creativity and traditional Italian craftsmanship.

The winning projects will again be part of the traditional collective exhibition that will be set up at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen and that will open to the public on 21st June next.

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GLAS ITALIA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

GLAS ITALIA  is Official Supplier of Casa Italia Tokyo 2020, headquarters of the Italian Olympic Team and its guests from July 23rd to August 8th 2021.

Casa Italia is hosted in Tokyo at “The Kihinkan – Takanawa Manor House”, a building featuring an early 20th century Art Nouveau architecture, located in the Minato district, about 10 kilometres from the Olympic Village and the Main Press Centre.

The coffee tables LIQUEFY, designed by Patricia Urquiola, and the glass high tables of the STARLIGHT collection have been selected for the public areas and for the big dinign rooms.

A choice not random at all, related to the ultimate symbol of all the Olympic Games: the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch has been signed by Tokujin Yoshioka, collaborating for years with Glas Italia and as well designer of the STARLIGHT dining tables.

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Zanotta House New York

A place of meeting and relationship

New York, Lower West Side Manhattan: 23 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village is 5-storey brick building declared “landmark” by the Municipality of New York City. Now it is Zanotta House New York, a place of meeting and relationship that feeds on stories, cultural backgrounds, skills and passion.

The set-up is curated by Tihany Design and allows you to share the experience of use and grasp the meaning of products designed for home and community in a strongly characteristic environment. In this space partners, customers, architects and designers will be able to appreciate the new ways of representing places, projects and people according to the habits and spirit of Zanotta and Tecno and the distinctive values of the brands in the context of meetings and in the development of projects, also on the occasion of a dinner, a business breakfast, a presentation, up to hospitality for the night. Zanotta inaugurates this extraordinary location in the heart of Manhattan: not a showroom or a boutique apartment, but a connector of experiences where the product is directly lived, strengthening the link between the company and its network affirming the quality and the recognition of the Italian brand. An innovative form of representing the brand, which expresses a new business and hospitality model, reflects the evolution of behaviours, translates the ongoing transformations and anticipates the future trends. Inclusiveness and flexibility, empathy and authenticity are found in the environments of the large house, with furnishing solutions imagined around the person and his needs, to ensure the maximum availability to a joint development of projects in the working field as well as in hospitality. The collections are transversal and offer the possibility of a customization thanks to a non-standardized proposal on global codes, which stimulates freedom of choice without imposing a style, bringing life, emotions and relationships back to the centre, according to the grammar of modernity.

Zanotta House New York is an unprecedented format consistent with what Zanotta has already experienced in Milan and Tecno in its Tclub spaces around the world. The two brands strengthen their presence on the American market with the desire to be further close to the needs of the community of designers, specifiers and retailers. Uniqueness, competence, reputation and credibility to consolidate and increase growth in the main international markets. A complete offer for home and hospitality, sectors in which Zanotta has always excelled, and for the creation of new workspaces or relationship, reference area for Tecno.