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Desalto @ Salone Internazionale del Mobile - Milano 2019

Desalto presents itself at Milan Furniture Fair with a new look, result of the collaboration with Studio Calvi  Brambilla, which for the occasion has  created a project that draws inspiration from the works of Helen Pashgian in the Light Invisible exhibition of 2012 .
The stand consists of large volumes designed as light and semi-transparent architectures that allow the shapes of new products to be perceived externally. Lightness and transparency thus create a seemingly ephemeral environment, which attracts and refracts light and signals spatial presences beyond which the eye cannot go.
Inside, on  platforms, the novelties thus become the undisputed protagonists, exhibited in an almost museum itinerary that accompany the visitor in a sensory experience within the Desalto world.

The Desalto collection has gained new content, multiple and original, the result of work with international designers, choreographed and coordinated by Gordon Guillaumier, the art director who in one year has contributed to boosting Desalto’s intrinsic dynamism and energy. Guglielmo Poletti’s strict design capability uses a curved steel sheet to create the VOID collection, a family of small tables, benches and console  which put over clean volumes, lightness and, simultaneously, solidity. Wood and aluminium are instead the materials chosen by the designer for the MM8 table, which favours primary shapes underscored by the contrasting materials. The clean, consistent design of Eugeni Quitllet adopts and characterises the curved steel tube which becomes the structural core of STRONG - dining table, chair, small table and stool, the latter also designed for the outdoors.  Mario Ferrarini, with MUN, stakes on the perfection of the continuous and circular mark to create an appealing and empathic dining table, which with its soft line can live with versatility and immediacy in any space.  Simplicity of lines and lightweight volumes are the expressive key of the range of STEP bookcases designed by Nendo, able to harmonise and blend in naturally with the entire collection.  The experimental mission of Atelier Oï has produced ARIA, an almost intangible armchair where the star feature is a tricot fabric which, in a single piece, wraps like a tensile structure around tubular steel, creating a convenient and comfortable chaise longue. The new designs in the Desalto collection also include the KAZIMIR sideboards created by Gordon Guillaumier, where the understatement and rigour of the wood structure takes shape and gains textures through the use of marble and metal resins which bring to mind architectural volumes.    

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Art Direction: Gordon Guillaumier
Styling: Gabriella Zecca
Stand: Calvi Brambilla
Foto: Cesare Chimenti