Published on : Tuesday, April 4, 2017
From April 4 to 9, at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Arflex will be seen showcasing their new collections for this year in Hall 5 Stand B07.
Arcolor sofa – by Jaime Hayon
To develop the new Arcolor sofa for Arflex, Jaime Hayon wanted to create a modular system designed around the classical geometry of the arch. While many modular systems today can be quite square in appearance, in order to enhance their modularity in different configurations, Hayon employed from the beginning the disciplined use of the arch to create something more organic.
The consistency of this approach even applies to the legs, with arches touching the ground. A strong coherence and rhythmic repetition of the form recalls the iconic Roman aqueduct, adapting well across various contexts, whether public or private, lobbies or living rooms. The sofa has the base with feet in wood, lacquered in the colours of Arflex collection, frame in metal, upholstery in shaped polyurethane with differentiated density.
Arcolor small table – by Jaime Hayon
The consistency of form is transferred to the Arcolor small tables. This range can find a home around the living room, as well as being perched on the armrest of the sofa. This small detail can be useful for placing a cocktail or a coffee at the end of a long day. Rich materiality brings the small tables to life, with noble marble and striking lacquer colours creating a balanced atmosphere. Frame and top in MDF, lacquered in the colours of Arflex collection.
Domino – by Claesson Koivisto Rune
The Domino table is almost like a mini-building having columns (legs) that hold up a floor (tabletop). Its six legs are placed seemingly irregularly and protrude through the surface of the table top, which creates a sort of constructivist composition on the top surface. It’s slightly iconic in its design and can be a centre piece in any kind of space. Domino will be presented with luxurious materials and in “limited edition” for celebrating the ten years of cooperation with the Swedish designers. The production will be available with top in smoked oak and legs in beechwood.
Cradle – by Neri&Hu
The genesis of the design concept is the structure itself, a classic triangulated construction that is repeated several times around the chair, so that one can admire it from each point of view. The cow-hide strap that rolls up around the rigid frame covered by fabric, which holds soft cushions, is fixed between the steel structures of the feet, creating in this way a cradle, that gives harmony with the contracts of the materials.
The armchair draws both from the rich lineage of Italian furniture, known for its bold sculptural shapes, as well as from the modernist sensibility, that demands an honest structural expression. Rather than conceal the framework and attempt to make the chair levitate off the ground, the elegantly crafted supporting elements themselves become the highlight of the piece. The frame is realised in moulded polyurethane foam and is placed on metal legs, available in different finishing.
Alba – by Bernhardt & Vella
Alba is a bookcase for exhibiting and containing, with an extraordinary creating versatility. The glass coloured shelves allow to create round compositions, thanks to the fixing with one single joining element. The columns with height “ceiling-floor” allow to place the system either in the middle of the room or at the wall. The colored glass half circle-shape element creates also a geometric decoration, in addition to the function of hanging the books. Frame in metal and shelves in coloured glass.