OFFECCT debuts products by neri & hu + luca nichetto at salone del mobile 2016
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OFFECCT presents new products by neri & hu and studio nichetto during salone del mobile milan 2016. both of these collaborations are spirited by the ambitious and comprehensive OFFECCT lifecircle®* concept for environmental consciousness and sustainability launched in 2015.
neri & hu’s ‘hanger’ incorporates modernist principles
the slender ‘hanger’ by neri & hu incorporates modernist principles through the use of a simple grid structure. the rail is divided into three parts allowing garments to sit at its center, while smaller accessories hang from above or stand below on a circular platform.
the rail is divided into three parts
neri & hu state they were interested in the ‘seemingly mundane and anonymous everyday objects. this hanger represents an object that is neglected and ignored in domestic and office environments — not glorified at all, but in fact among the most important.’ neri & hu refer to this design as an ‘ayi’, claiming that it is an ‘endearing term meaning `aunt ́ and is what the chinese use to call their domestic helper. she doesn’t crave attention but adorns grace, beauty and usefulness to the household.’ the personification of this furniture piece mirrors the elegant shape in which they speak of. the hangers express a subtle nature and honest practicality.
the designers state that the ‘hanger’ represents an object that is usually neglected and ignored
‘phoenix’ by luca nichetto is named after ‘the bird in greek mythology that rises from its own ashes. the name derives from the chair’s renewable qualities which we have developed in the thorough lifecircle tradition that OFFECCT stands for’ says the designer. the chair which is available in various colours, is supported by four metal tubular legs that support a curved and inviting seat.
luca nichetto says that the name ‘phoenix’ derives from the chair’s renewable qualities
the design is available in various colours
view of the supporting legs
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