alf dafrè 2019 collection crowns refined forms with complex details
 

alf dafrè 2019 collection crowns refined forms with complex details

first revealed at salone del mobile 2019, the alf dafrè 2019 collection apposes furniture of simple forms with highly complex details. the shapes reflect a comfortable balance between classic and contemporary whereas its measured definitions add a dramatic, in-depth character. these technical elements are often left exposed as if they were decorations, and are enriched by the textures of its materials to offer a further level of tactility, delicateness and natural expressiveness. overall the new collection encapsulates versatility, offering free living across the home and even contract spaces.


‘raku’ by gordon guillaumier
(main image: ‘nevada’ by enrico cesana)
all images courtesy of alf dafrè

 

 

as part of the alf dafrè 2019 collection, enrico cesana creates a new sofa: ‘nevada’ is a modular design defined as an informal balance between tradition and modernity, encouraging users to sit back, relax and gather with family. its classic silhouette is paired with particular geometries that add intrigue and personality, such as the armrest, size of the seat cushions and metal tube feet.


‘nevada’ by enrico cesana

 

 

launched in 2018, the soft yet structured lines of the ‘california’ sofa have been enriched this year with new modules to allow it to further adapt to the demands of our living rooms. like the built-in footrest that extrudes from the body, the sofa now offers new types of seats, depths and accessories for functions.


‘california’ by enrico cesana

 

 

likewise, ‘copenaghen’ has seen a variety of versatile additions in the aim of comfort. its straightforward, linear seats are combined with a new depth of 110 cm to suit a wide range of everyday activities, from studying to relaxing and spending time with friends.


‘copenaghen’ by enrico cesana

 

 

inspired by the organic forms of pebbles smoothed by the flowing water of rivers, gordon guillaumier creates the ‘neyõ’ bed as a reflection of the concept of intimacy. its soft shapes define both the upholstered body and the double shelves on its side. these in-built accessories seem suspended and offer functionality whilst evoking a sense of lightness.


‘neyõ’ by gordon guillaumier

 

 

with its refined forms, the gordon guillaumier-designed ‘raku’ collection acts as an extension of the ‘neyõ’ bed for living and larger business spaces. the upholstered seating collection encompasses an armchair and ottoman, small sofa, chair and bench in total. the seat and backs are defined by simple and rounded volumes, with their metal tube feet supporting the weight yet appearing to rest only upon its outside edges. the padded bench can feature as a contrasting wooden armrest-cum-side-table that divides across its width.


‘raku’ by gordon guillaumier

 

 

created by meneghello paolelli associati, ‘kendo’ is a side-cabinet that references the japanese culture of martial arts, especially the fascination of swords. as if a geometric game, its doors are split by a 30 degree cut and are then offset with an unusual 3D effect. the result is a sophisticated design that is instantly understandable yet opens up to reveal its technical complexity.


‘kendo’ by meneghello paolelli associati

 

 

in a similar fashion, the ‘fyra’ table by alf dafrè’s inhouse technical team is characterized by elegant geometries with intricate elements. divided into quadrants, its top surface adorns a motif along its wood grain that is typical of a traditional cabinetmaker. a mixture of straight and curvilinear lines carve along the timber before reaching halfway and then mirroring the effect. iron plates connect yet simultaneously visually separate the top from its four legs, which transition from a round form at its base to being more oval at the top.


‘fyra’ by alf dafrè inhouse technical team

 

 

first shown in 2017, the visually light structure of the ‘jetty’ bed by gordon guillaumier has also been updated for 2019. it provides further customization possibilities to enable the design to fit all interior styles. a fabric headboard is now available alongside its original leather edition.


‘jetty’ by gordon guillaumier

 

 

project info:

 

brand: alf dafrè

range: 2019 collection

items: nevada, california and copenhagen; neyõ, raku and jetty; kendo; and fyra

designers: enrico cesana; gordon guillaumier; meneghello paolelli associati; and alf dafrè’s technical studio

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