Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Classical furnishings with a pop charm, a sophisticated marriage of precious materials with brilliant surfaces, unexpected colours, audacious pairings, soft textures and the old time carpentry skill of the company. These are the mosaic tiles that make up the new Fratelli Boffi collection, giving life to a collection where a timeless theatrical glamour echoes.
Confirming its location in Pavilion 1 (Stand D08), Fratelli Boffi opens its doors onto a space that recalls the velvet-clad Art Deco environments of the early twentieth century. In his first collaboration with the brand, Bruno Tarsia puts his signature on the installation and the styling defining the spaces that make up the booth.
As a preview of the collection, Fratelli Boffi presents Muriel, a new project by Ferruccio Laviani, creator of many of its most well-known and appreciated iconic pieces.
Muriel is a wood storage cabinet that evokes the stylistic elements of Italian furnishings from the end of the 1940s, reinterpreting them in an unexpected manner and overturning its symmetries. As a matter of fact, the chest, in Ferruccio Laviani’s design seems, to almost float on the wall: the left side maintains intact the characteristics and proportions of the original furniture piece whereas, moving to the right side, the lines become increasingly thin until they finally vanish, almost as if the piece was collapsing. Muriel is composed of an asymmetric container with six doors characterized, on the front, by a delicate ribbed molding – a detail that highlights the woodworking skills of the company – and by brass ring-shaped handles. Two small lateral legs support the cabinet, completing its outline. With this project, Ferruccio Laviani confirms his great skill in giving voice to the dual soul of the company, which is classic and ironic at the same time.