Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The furnishing philosophy of Porro combines the artisanal work of yesteryear with the most advanced production and IT technologies of today, yielding a product with an industrial soul that does not forego the uniqueness of a specially made handmade object.
Specialised in modular systems for nighttime areas and daytime environments, accompanied by collections of beds, containers, bookshelves, chairs, tables, and accessories, Porro has always been known for its furnishings distinguished by a highly select mix of finishings with clean lines and impeccable details.
For Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2018, the rigor and purity of Porro design acquires an unusual softness: the fabric-covered wardrobes and bookcases and the new sofas extend the codes of the Porro house, which can be declined in an infinite spectrum of shades playing with combinations, give each interior space its own innovative atmosphere.
The Italian-Danish creative couple Gamfratesi confirms their importance in Porro’s catalogue with their essential yet strong proposals.
A natural evolution of the eponymous armchair, Kite Sofa is a chic reinterpretation of the classic ottoman, a reassuring element in a living environment with its plastic shape resembling a seashell. With its large, compact outline, Kite unveils its refined details to a keen eye: balanced thicknesses, accurate proportions and the elegant curve of the tubular structure that encircles its internal padding, resembling a haute couture coat with a raised collar, make it a contemporary design item that does not do without artisan finishes and vintage touches, intended for a house suspended through time and style.
With his original interpretation of daily objects, Carlo Tamborini starts his collaboration with Porro from the Gap hanging bookcase. A sculpture-inspired object, it is composed of a backdrop, shelves and an external metal frame: a strong aesthetic item which simultaneously acts as a bookend and as a source of light, thanks to the LED strip which runs along its perimeter. A bookcase that develops vertically, ideal for passageways like entrances, bathrooms, kitchens, it is also a great solution to scenically light up all the parts of a house.
Decorative fabrics inside wardrobes and bookcases
A key ingredient of Porro’s material research as well as the latest frontier of the brand’s customisation options, the idea to introduce soft fabric parts inside the Storage wardrobes and the bookcases, turning them into actual precious chests where clothes and objects can be put.
Porro’s experience with fabric experimentation takes new decorative directions with eclectic designer Serena Confalonieri, who drawing inspiration from the iconic silhouettes of brand’s pieces of furniture, mixed up with lively shades and pale nuances, imagines fabrics which capture the essence of Porro’s design, bring it to life with a two-dimensional style and make up the sartorial settings of the brand with an unexpected vibe.
Surprising combinations of shapes, colours and languages, from graphics to painting, from design to architecture, reinterpreting the Porro’s world from new viewpoints and providing its interiors with a new flavour, emanating an unmistakable mix of elegance and savoir-faire which represents the distinctive mark of the brand.