06/12/2017 - Molteni&C
took part in the second Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai
. The stand developed within an exhibition space of 200 square meters. Natural and sophisticated materials, such as glass, oxidized wood and raw metal, the chiaroscuro of the sand and the warm grays alternated with luminous touches of colours, defining the spaces dominated by the living area.
presented their new ideas for contemporary living, created by the most prestigious names in international design: Vincent Van Duysen, Rodolfo Dordoni, Ron Gilad, Ferruccio Laviani and Dante Bonuccelli.
The Gliss Master series of wardrobes, designed by Vincent van Duysen in 2016, extends its possibilities, offering a wardrobe with advanced features where the main focus is on the materials. Innovative finishes for the frame (Raffia), the back panels (Fine Grain or Raffia) and the doors (Graffiato bronze or silica). Absolute novelty: an all-glass back panel that is inserted into a metal frame where a patented hinge enables it to open 180°. Thanks to Glass doors and transparent glass side panels, fully glazed wardrobes can be achieved. Wood or lacquered doors with new (Niche) handles. New design for the raised sets of drawers, also in a doublesided version, featuring a practical handle (Hold) with Ecopelle or Fine Grain finish front panels. New Ecopelle and glass shelves with or without LED lighting. Fine grain is a new, sumptuous and exclusive lacquer finish on a printed surface that can also be used for drawer back and front. An exclusive Molteni&C design - starting from a gold base, five coats of varnish are applied with special intermediate satinising and sanding.
Sloane is a modular seating programme that can easily adapt to new furnishing solutions in line with contemporary living. It is a dynamic system in which the component parts offer an original interplay of soft volumes. By arranging seating and poufs, cosy corners can be created in which to chill out at will.
The Teorema project is the solid part of a void. It is the flip side of Grado°, the collection that explores the form of a void. It is the mould as design, the template transferred and shifted that becomes micro architecture, and exceeds all disciplinary boundaries. A unit made of American walnut with open compartments or drawers used as a single unit or stacked in a linear or offset mode, to create night tables, chests of drawers or modular systems for the living area.
Combining geometric figures to create new geometric solids is not just an exercise for mathematicians. The most attentive designers, such as Rodolfo Dordoni, experiment with it too, giving rise to original items of furniture both in terms of conception and use. One such is the Mayfair collection, dining tables, small tables and counter tops all share trapezoidal or truncated pyramid support plinths. The table bases feature glossy copper or orient grey marble finishes. The small table bases are glossy lacquered clay, anthracite or rust. The table tops are oval or square, with rounded edges, and made of eucalyptus or transparent grey layered glass complete with a glossy copper secondary layer that is placed exactly on top of the plinths. The same is true of the small table which, however, features a trapezoidal top with rounded edges.
Ongoing research and experimentation with innovative and characterful materials, to integrate products already in the collection. Wooden tops for Foster + Partners’ Vicino Table.
Original series of small, round and trapezoidal tables. Always three-legged, metallic with a pewter finish and of two heights. Table tops with rounded edges made of eucalyptus or graphite oak, or glossy anthracite, clay and rust. Some versions can be fitted with orient grey or black marquina marble tops. Designed for various functions; small coffee or occasional tables, they can be included in the components of the Sloane system to create articulated compositions. In the version with tall legs they become desks or small breakfast or cocktail tables.
The Chelsea collection of chairs and armchairs, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, has been enriched with a small armchair with an enveloping backrest. A small design but with delicate proportions, this completes a collection which, ever since it was launched in 2014, has been highly acclaimed by the Milanese designer’s admirers.
Perfectly proportioned sideboards, attentive materials and workmanship such as woods, matt or gloss lacquers and, in the finishes, copper or pewter, great attention to the individual details for trays and accessories, make every single item of furniture a piece of refined beauty, where lines and volumes blend harmoniously. A 2017 novelty: a new version complete with glass doors.
Ribbon design Vincent Van Duysen
Ribbon is a fabulously soft textile bed with a young, modern design, using natural materials. The textile or leather upholstery hooks up to a ribbon, with leather details, that runs all the way round the headboard and bed and serves both a structural and an aesthetic purpose. The tall and softly padded headboard makes it a highly contemporary product.
5050 design Rodolfo Dordoni
The wealth of materials used and a rigorous design are the elements that characterize 5050, a collection of bedroom furniture designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. Gloss or matt lacquered surfaces alternate with wooden tops and Eco Skin trays, creating alternating color effects that please the eye and underscore the play of solids and voids of a geometric design that is never banal. An interesting feature is the rounded contour of the structural elements that make up bedside tables and chests of drawers.
Screen design Vincent Van Duysen
A delicate eucalyptus or graphite oak wood panel of two different lengths, either 420 or 480 cm, and a height of 240 cm, with foldable ends. The ideal solution for beds, tables or sofas to create a secluded corner in which to enjoy a nap, a snack or a good read.
GEA — The new Marta Ferri collection for Molteni&C
The positive partnership initiated last year between Marta Ferri and Molteni&C is developing with a new exclusive collection of 7 textiles (linen, bouclè, canvases, chenilles and jacquard), 2 leathers and 3 blankets made of cashmere, pure merino wool and a wool/cotton mix respectively.
This is how the designer describes her creation: “Gea is a collection that excited me right from the start, because it offered me the chance to bring all the colours and warmth of nature into the Molteni home. It is an extremely material collection, featuring intense dyed-in-yarn colours and daring interweaving that enhance cosy interiors and give depth to the forms. Gea means earth, nature and life, and these are precisely the elements that I wanted to represent when I made my choices for the collection: the deep orange of rust, the vibrant green of moss, the yellow ochre and the ethereal pink of powder”.
Edge design Nicola Gallizia
Wool and linen, materials from the most sophisticated tradition of carpet manufacturing, mixed in a new way for a new soft and bright feel. The conventional edge of the carpet, which frames the central field, reinvents the decoration using the colours of our memory. It is a return to simple and elegant chromatic lines.
A collection consisting of matter and colour, the decorative peculiarity of these carpets is their essential elegance. The vibrato depth of colour creates a soft and enveloping effect that functions as ordering element of space.
505 design Nicola Gallizia
505, Molteni&C’s key modular system, has been radically upgraded to offer furnishing systems in tune with contemporary living. The main innovations are the introduction of a new type of reinforced surface, which uses a light composite material inside: reticulated PVC foam, used to make wind turbine blades. Light but structurally extremely rugged, it enables very broad surfaces (of up to 186cm) to be made, without the need for supporting partitions. Partitions are anyway used to subdivide the spaces with the particularity of being positionable at will within the framework. New tops up to 54cm deep 7,2cm thick, allow for work tops of up to 377cm fully integrated in the composition or on their own. These can turn into desks, open or closed compartments, for book rests and objects to be displayed or stored. Discreet mechanisms allow for tip-up doors and multi-purpose roll-tops. The finishes have been enriched too, with graphite oak, a fine tactile surface with an unusual color.
Trim design Dante Bonuccelli
Trim is a revolution. Space is the key feature of a system designed for the frantic pace of contemporary living, the organization of our homes, the need to mix technology and functionality. Drawers, cupboards and wall units are no longer enough. Now there are fully equipped back panels: the new space between wall units and worktop can be concealed by sliding the glass doors, with a mechanism patented by Dada. The LED lights and power socket units transform the back panel into the technological soul of Trim.
Hi-Line 6 design Ferruccio Laviani
A simple, linear, unitary project. Hi-Line 6 is more than just a kitchen, it is a space to be lived in. Rigorous forms, wealth of detail and attention to construction quality: plenty of technology and precisely defined volumes. A space organized with esprit de géometrie. The base units are taller, so as to store more and better.
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