arketipo firenze’s haute couture furniture embraces italian heritage, authentic design + functionality
 
arketipo firenze’s haute couture furniture embraces italian heritage, authentic design + functionality
apr 20, 2016

arketipo firenze’s haute couture furniture embraces italian heritage, authentic design + functionality

arketipo firenze’s haute couture furniture embraces italian heritage and functionality
(above) ‘roxy’ armchair by giuseppe vigano

 

 

 

 

with a passion for florentine textiles and the quality craftsmanship that goes into manufacturing fabrics, arketipo firenze has set out on a mission to translate the inherent characteristics — the beauty, the italian essence of aesthetics and authentic design — of these materials into upholstered furniture… with an haute couture twist! the result is a collection that results in chic pieces for living that embrace heritage and functionality in a refined way. during salone del mobile 2016, the florence-based company presented new novelties that bring sophisticated, industrial elegance to the domestic realm.

 

the expression of quality and attention to detail is seen in the ‘roxy’ armchair by giuseppe vigano. an eclectic seating object with a sinuous and junoesque shape, it is characterized by a pinch-quilted upholstered cover. a refined and unusual design, its high back looks like a contemporary regal throne, while its wide seat welcomes the body in a refined embrace, offering multiple seating positions.

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‘oracle’ dining table by gino carollo

 

 

 

 

gino carollo’s ‘oracle’ dining table expresses a circular geometric shape that projects totality and centrality – a symbol of perfection. its circular or oval top is made of MDF, veneered in mocha oak or sucupira. this is supported by a unique base that resembles the construction of the flower of life: three overlapping circles that appear to turn around a single point. the metal base is available in micaceous brown, brass or titanium.

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the ‘oracle’ dining table expresses a circular geometric shape that projects totality and centrality

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‘bug’ lamp by gino carollo

 

 

 

apart from the ‘oracle’ dining table, gino carollo has also conceived the ‘bug’ lamp that reflects the communicative power of geometric forms — different structures such as the circle, straight line and cone — that convey harmony and balance. available as a ceiling or floor lamp, it is made from a grey fabric with a thin weft, structured by metallic inserts.
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the ‘bug’ lamp conveys harmony and balance through its geometric forms

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‘moss’ sofa by giuseppe vigano

 

 

 

minimalist characteristics and sophistication are the main features of the elegant ‘moss’ sofa designed by giuseppe vigano. each single seat element is rendered in expanded polyurethane of various densities that rests on a thin and linear base that accentuates its shape. tailored detailing, just like in fashion, is seen in the light piping that runs around the perimeter of the body and cushions.

 

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‘atlas’ sofa by mauro lipparini

 

 

 

stylistic and aesthetic inspirations are at the heart of the ‘atlas’ sofa. a design realized by mauro lipparini, its shapes and forms meet each other and are combined in an imaginary space creating a setting in which thin and thick arms, high and low backs, corner units, chaise-lounges and accessories blend together. the result is a multiple architectonic image with a cosmopolitan style that responds to the most complex requirements — an expression of freedom without compromise.

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‘aura’ sideboard’ by giuseppe vigano

 

 

 

the ‘aura’ sideboard projects clean and rigorous forms that offer a visual play of pure geometry. designed by giuseppe vigano, it is characterized by a monolithic marble or acid etched glass top; supported by a wooden structure varnished in grey-brown that is enveloped by a metal tube, which also serves as the legs. available in micaceous brown, brass or titanium, it presents a rich and determined personality.

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‘endor’ sideboard by mauro lipparini

 

 

 

mauro lipparini’s ‘endor’ sideboard has a graphic presence and stands as a versatile structure with open shelves. it can be placed along the wall or in the middle of the room and is available in mocha oak, sucupira or ebony; with metal hardware available in micaceous brown or black nickel. it is complimented by doors covered with leonardo leather — with the presence of a central sliding element offering extreme versatility.

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‘lith’ small table by mauro lipparini

 

 

 

the small ‘lith’ tables by mauro lipparini are attractive in form, expressing soft and rigid components, that collectively convey a harmonious and cosmopolitan style. circular, square and rectangular tops come in marble or sandstone; while oval, square and rectangular one’s with rounded edges come in smoked glass. these sit atop a metal base in micaceous brown or black nickel.

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the ‘lith’ table’s smoked glass tops with rounded edges come in oval, square or rectangular forms

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‘elas’ consoles by mauro lipparini

 

 

 

micaceous brown and black nickel finishes are combined with wood stressing the details and geometric forms of the ‘elas’ consoles by mauro lipparini. this union of materials brings together functionality and versatility in an elegant way. the consoles can be placed along the wall or next to the sofa, whilst the smaller version is suitable for use as a side table next to sofa or as service table.

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‘noth’ small tables by mauro lipparini

 

 

 

the ‘noth’ small tables have been realized to furnish the living area with functionality and style. mauro lipparini has based them on a metal structure available in micaceous brown or black nickel, combined with a wood top in mocha oak, sucupira or glossy ebony. the geometric design, along with the open spaces between its horizontal and vertical planes, make it easy to place either next to the sofa, or at the centre of a room.

 

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  • Atlas is basically the 2015 Yang Sofa from Minotti. The Elas tables are very similar to Minotti´s Close tables.

    Roger

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