Across two locations during Milan Design Week 2018, Zanotta presents new designs developed in collaboration with established international designers, some new editions of historic products from two masters - Achille Castiglioni and Carlo Mollino - and an updated range of fabrics, finishes, materials and colour palettes for existing designs.
In the year of Achille Castiglioni’s hundredth birthday, Zanotta pays homage to the Maestro and recalls the relationship between the designer and the company with a special edition of two designs - the Albero flowerpot stand and the Servomuto table, along with a dedicated display in the Piazza XXV Aprile 16 showroom which shows a selection of the most beloved icons designed by the Castiglioni brothers. The iconic Albero flowerpot holder returns to the collection in brand new colours – now available in the shades black, white, amaranth and green. In addition, the light, multifunctional, easy-to-move Servomuto table, is produced with new finishes and in a taller version, inspired by a prototype found in the studio of Achille Castiglioni.
Over at the Zanotta stand in Hall 16 at Rho Fiera, the new products and historic collections are on display in an installation conceived by the Calvi Brambilla firm that evokes an architecture which is light and complex at the same time, inspired by the structures of Giuseppe Terragni and their revisiting and interpretation in certain works by Peter Eisenmann.
A succession of different settings represents extensive furnishing solutions in a narrative itinerary that, referring back to the Zanotta: Stories exhibition, continues to investigate the personalities of contemporary ‘consumer-authors’, focusing on their collector’s passions, related graphically through striking light boxes. The colour palette is particularly beautiful, from the shades of coral, amaranth, mustard, light blue, to sage green and rose-brick and extending to the bolder shades of burgundy, navy blue, anthracite, ash, black and white.
In addition to the Achille Castiglioni extensions, there are five new products in the 2018 Zanotta Collection: theLouise armchair by Philippe Nigro, a visual silhouette based on the assembly of wooden components; theElipse chair by Patrick Jouin, a witty, empathic item; the Hiro sofa by Damian Williamson, marked by an essential, contemporary design; plus two products from Ludovica+Roberto Palomba - theKim sofa, a soft volume raised off the ground, and Noli, an archetypal crafted Italian chair revisited in the essential quality of its elements and clarity of form.
The new designs express Zanotta’s capacity to welcome contemporary idioms and make them their own, while recognizing the reference models in the history of design to redeliver for contemporary living. Here we share some highlights from our visit to the Zanotta stand and showroom. All news will be available from Cult later in 2018.
Zanotta showroom at Piazza XXV Aprile 16
Zanotta Stand at Rho Fiera
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