whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro'
whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro'
feb 01, 2010

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro'

during maison & objet 2010, young italian company whomade presented a collections of objects which utilize different low-tech techniques belonging to local industries. whomade elaborates on everyday design objects and small furniture, re-inventing their shapes.

capela light table

the gnarlo collection is comprised of lamps, stools, coat-stands, trays and vases. the pieces are made in the valleys of the alpine mountains of lombardia, in the ancient furnaces of iron workshops. the collection turns traditional pots for roasting chestnuts and frying pans belonging to the local country culture, upside down in which the table top takes its shape, forming the lampshade as well the seat of comfortable rocking stool.

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro' phons lamps

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro' tacapagn coat rack

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro' ott trays

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro' padela rocking stool designed by edoardo perri and dario riva, crafted by uberto gnaro – metal works

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro' luz rais lamps

luz raiz lamps are part of a set of fractal objects. they are mobile, suspended lamps, adjustable with counterweight. the form draws on coral growth. the object also functions as a place in which to hang photos due to magnetic terminals.

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro'

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro' designed by edoardo perri and crafted by luca brenna, metal works

whomade: 'fractal' and 'gnaro' arbol clothes hangers which hang down from the ceiling or wall

  • PADELA by Whomade has been developped within a 2008-2009 project of collaboration with local artisan in Italy. It is a design shaped by a method and not by aesthetical choices or hierarchic designer’s process. It is actually an edition of stool coming from the actual traditional pan for roasting chestnuts (“pentola per caldarroste”), used reversed, with its own handle reclined to follow the angle of the pan-side. The rocking effect is a basic consequent choice to connect the legs into a cross-bow system. As you can see, results of the same workshop are a series of other objects reinterpreting the same basic shape and the shape of other regional iron pans and pots. For more info about the project do not hesitate to contact us. We are confident with our originality.


  • The similarity is too obvious to be a coincidence.We have seen such things happening all the time.Nevertheless the original stool by Ghikas is really exceptional.I already have one “Monarchy” in my collection and it is really outstanding!!!

  • The padela item just looks like a knock-off of (Red Dot Award winner) Ghikas’ MONARCHY rocking stool.

  • Padela stool is almost similar to Monarchy stool, designed by Yiannis Ghikas and produced by the belgian company Feld http://www.feld.be. Monarchy stool was awarded with the reddotdesign award 2009. I think monarchy is much better… Is it a coincidence such a similarity?

    Teresa Infante
  • MONARCHY designed by Yiannis Ghikas
    The original rocking stool is produced by FELD (www.feld.be)
    Red Dot Award


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