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.
We are proud to announce that two products from the Zanotta collection – the Dan chair for the “Contract seating” category and the Tucano desk for the “Residential desk” category – have won the NYCxDesign Award promoted by the Interior Design Magazine.
For the second year in a row, on May 18th the award ceremony of the NYCxAwards 2021 was broadcast in front of a virtual audience on Sandow’s Design TV as well as Interior Design Magazines Facebook Live, with a selection of the best projects and products that stand out in the main categories and themes of design. This year 553 nominations were selected by Cindy Allen (editor-in-chief) and her jury.
We are very honoured to be awarded for the “Contract seating” category, where the Dan chair (design Patrick Jouin, 2020) took the top prize. Defined by a playfully minimalist frame of tubular bent steel – available in grey and matte black finishes – Dan was conceived for custom outfitting with colourful elastic belts, stretched directly across its lithe structure. Its polyester belts – offered in yellow, string, anthracite and blue, serve as something of an open canvas, welcoming personalization by the end-user in the form of custom-printed graphics and text. The result becomes an opportunity for virtually endless personal expression: a branding tool for companies, or a chance for individuals to articulate a more personal message. Epitomizing design’s individualistic nature, Dan stands out in its category as a singular medium for communication.
In the “Residential Desk” category the Tucano desk was pronounced the winner. This project represents a sophisticated, pragmatically sized work-from-home solution, equally well-suited to contract and hospitality settings. Its deceptively simple frame, tubular, matte black finished steel provides support for a trim but supple surface crafted of natural cowhide which overlays the structure. Visible rivets become a playful decorative element, connecting cowhide flaps across the desktop frame. Over time, with wear and weathering, the cowhide will take on a warm patina, rendering Tucano – like so many of Zanotta’s enduring icons – an inevitable heirloom in the making
Established in 1954, Zanotta is an Italian design brand that embodies both the past and present of great international design. In the span of more than 60 years, Zanotta has churned out a staggering total of 550 designs, with almost a fifth residing in permanent collections at the most prestigious museums and institutions around the world, represented by 330 individual pieces.
Although many of Zanotta’s award-winning pieces are classed as icons, they are not designed for museums; they are designed for active enjoyment in everyday life. Their sofas, chairs, tables, and accessories effortlessly introduce beauty, whimsy and contemporary luxury to interiors.
Zanotta simultaneously represents both the past and the present of international design. The brand expresses a vision of the world, a philosophy that has always strived to go beyond the present in order to identify languages and products able to speak ‘forever.’
In its catalogue Zanotta has many lifelong bestsellers. This is evidence that if you work well, the past is never a burden, but an opportunity.
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