Stockholm/Venice based designer Luca Nichetto
Presented new product additions at this year’s 2015 edition of Milan Design Week. Products and exhibitions were distributed in several spaces at Fuori Salone and Fiera Rho.
Nichetto Studio designed and curated several shows during this year’s Salone del Mobile. A display was created featuring Workplace Wellness for Kinnarps which questioned the need and impact of healthier workplace environments. A col-our exhibition which showed the research process and experimentation that Nichetto Studio made through images colors and shapes in partnership with NCS Color, De La Espada and Triton.
Plass Media table lamp in poly-carbonate and aluminum
The familiar image of Murano pearl is interpreted on a different scale, using a 21st century material and process: rotationally molded poly-carbonate. As a result of the technology used, the finishes have slight irregularities that recall the imperfections of glass, with a dual light source.
Nick is a series of beds crafted in aluminum, fabric and leather. Inspired by breaking down the bed to its classic elements, the beds head board, sides, and foot boards are turned into panels. These elements are connected to each other through the feet, especially designed as a joint in a perfect balance of aesthetics and functionality. The elegant minimal look makes Nick suitable for residential or contract environments.
Made primarily of foam in different densities Papoose is dressed in fabrics or leathers enriching it with tailored details that highlight its soft aesthetics. It cradles like a baby carrier, hence the name, the backrest and armrest contains pillows for comfort.
BonBon a family of side table, was inspired by the silver paper wrapped around candies in their stylized form. Composed like geometric totems.
Pomi Family Light - for Zero
Pomi is a Venetian word for apples and, by extension, fruits in general. Pomi is reminiscent of ripe fruit hanging from the branches of a tree. The faceted surfaces are painted in aluminum, brass and copper by also capturing the light by continually casting shifting reflections over the surroundings.
Kurage table lamp for Foscarini
A lighting fixture created through a collaboration with Japanese studio Nendo.
Inspired by the ‘paper ice cream’ in this collection, the Kurage was designed by carving the ends of 12 mm diameter Japanese cypress posts flat like ‘ice candy sticks’. As a material for a lampshade to suit the extremely light post was needed, they developed an original material by dyeing traditional Japanese paper made in an unusual three-dimensional process, and applied to this design. The lamp’s soft light and the the paper fibers accentuates when lit, is reminiscent of a floating jellyfish that brings out an expressive quality to the piece.
Images courtesy of Nichetto Studio