|The Latest from Zanotta|
|Tags: Zanotta, Toi Small Table, Altopiano Sofa|
08 May 2012
Read what Zanotta's designers say about their own designs which were showcased during the Milan Furniture Fair 2012
TOI small table
"It's a timeless element that, thanks to an unseen mechanism, has a rotating top which reveals a spacious organizer compartment below, perfect for all those small objects that are part of our home lives. The decentralized rotating hub is the real pivot of a project that comprises the double functions of table top and discreet organizer."
"Many people nowadays seem to be living more than one life at a time. They have the capacity to change rapidly while remaining themselves. In the arc of a day they quite naturally pass from one situation, moment or context to another completely different one. These versatile, changeable and eclectic people have new attitudes and ways of being, that follow new ways of living. The sofa embodies the hub of domestic life; it becomes the place where multiple activities happen, each one with its own specific modes; a stage that is animated by many different characters. Party translates this change, not only adapting to contemporary living, but effectively recounting something about our present as well."
Ludovica + Roberto Palomba
"We've created a system of full and empty spaces, using the different depths to create a feeling of extended surfaces, where the different elements are like suspended planes in respect to the floor. At the basis of this project there is a study of material and research into textiles. For the final choice we were inspired by canvases, woven cottons and coarse fabrics."
Through these thoughts of the designers, we know Zanotta presents to us products that not only have exact purposes and precise functions, but also embody innovative and emotional qualities (:
|Milan at a Glance - Zanotta|
|Tags: Milan Furniture Fair, Zanotta|
04 May 2012
Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano 2012 – the world’s largest gathering of designers, buyers, media and manufacturers that happens rain or shine in April each year. It is the largest furniture trade fair of its kind in the world, showcasing the latest furniture and designs from all over the world.
The fifty-first Milan Furniture Fair launches on 17 April and runs until April 22 this year. Design houses included Zanotta, Poltrona Frau, Riva1920, Capellini, Cassina and many other great brands.
Zanotta was established in 1954 and is one of the leaders in Italian industrial design under the guidance of its founder Aurelio Zanotta. Since the beginning of the 1960s, Zanotta has won the international spotlight, thanks to the formal and technological innovations of its products. It is well-known for its collaboration with iconic designs notables such as Louise Campbell, Archille Castiglioni, Tito Agnoli and many other designers.
Zanotta’s collections today include armchairs, sofas, storage units, bookcases, chairs, tables, coffee tables and furnishing accessories. Its philosophy aims at harmonizing research and development, creating diverse manufacturing technologies. Zanotta’s pieces have determined its history and culture, giving space to research understood in all its components: aesthetic, formal, technological and sociological as well as market factors.
Currently the firm’s collections are distributed across over sixty nations, and we are proud to have Zanotta with us in Singapore at Proof Living.
Here’s what Zanotta has in store for us in Milan!
TOI side tables
SPILLINO coffee table
Images and information of featured products from Zanotta are coming up next!
Stay tuned (:
|Zanotta - Leonardo|
|Tags: Zanotta, table, desk|
|31 Oct 2011
Designer: Achille Castiglioni
Design year: 1940
Production year: 1968
Typology: trestle worktable
Structure: naturally evaporated beech wood
Top: plated in white laminate or tempered plate glass
Plus: adjustable height
Measurements: trestle 51x86cm; h.63/89cm; top 100x200cm
Museums: Victoria&Albert Museum, London; Museo dell’arredo contemporaneo, Russi (RA); Thessaloniki Design Museum, Saloniki
Developed from the type of worktable that is timeless, and was much loved by Achille Castiglioni who wanted to create one for his studio in Piazza Castello in Milan. With Zanotta, Achille Castiglioni perfected a calibrated version of the table for industrial design use, highly accurate both in shape detail and finish. Leonardo is one of Zanotta’s historical products that has become an established international reference piece.
Leonardo represents the first industrial re-elaboration of the classic artist’s trestle table, and has had enormous success amongst professionals and industrial employees. It’s adjustable thanks to two simple wooden pegs, which create five different heights from 65cm to 91cm; the trestle legs are composed of 6 elements in evaporated beech wood, assembled to form a small piece of domestic architecture; the top, ample and resistant, is in tempered plate glass or plywood covered with white laminate plastic, two rubber supports stabilize the trestles.
|Homage to Carlo Mollino|
14 Feb 2011
Born in Turin in 1905, he received his degree in architecture in 1931 and his career was highly diversified, covering architecture, design, interior decorating and town planning.
Among these, he designed a wide variety of furniture of all types: he even invented new kinds of furniture. But he also created planes and cars.
In addition to this fervid designing, he loved photography, stunt flying and car racing and was an expert in all these fields. He even got some ideas and technology from racing which turned him in good stead in his designing.
His production made him one of the symbols of the entire 1950s; one of his major built works is the Turin University School of Architecture, where he held the chair of Architectural Composition and Decorating from 1952 to 1970.
He died in Turin in 1973.
Zanotta - Ardea, 1944
Zanotta - Cavour, 1949
Zanotta - Gilda, 1945
Zanotta - Milo, 1937
Zanotta - Reale, 1946
For the month of February, Proof Living is having a Zanotta Special on all in-stock Zanotta items. Visit out store today!