luca nichetto: plinto
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mar 16, 2010

luca nichetto: plinto

‘plinto’ by luca nichetto


industrial designer luca nichetto has created ‘plinto’ for skitsch, a hybrid object that functions either as a stool or as a small table. its form was based on the parallelepiped-shaped blocks of concrete frequently used on construction sites but also recalls, as its name explicitly indicates, the plinth that serves as a column’s base in greco-roman architecture.



‘plinto’ detail, made in concrete.





aside from being stackable and usable both indoors and out, ‘plinto’ also has a built-in handle that allows it to be easily moved from one place to another.


‘plinto’ will be showcased at milan design week 2010.

  • is it really in concrete…that thin?
    can somebody explain how is it done? because it doesn’t seem very possible to me, but I’d love to be proved wrong!

    a.d.k.v says:
  • I’m not sure that the alternating functions of a stool and table can really be considered ‘hybridity.’

    f.stachio says:
  • Its probably made of something similar to eternit.

    Stool table… same thing…

    jamie josef fry says:
  • p.s. That handle joint… is that going to be strong??

    jamie josef fry says:
  • It possibly made with fibre glass and concrete.

    Abraham says:
  • boring

    dedesign says:

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