Complementary Glances and New Horizons

Piero Lissoni and Nicola Gallizia for Porro

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Complementary Glances and New Horizons
08/03/2019 - Logic and fantasy, handcrafted and industrial knowhow. Porro presents its new projects at Salone del Mobile, blending function, material and color. Among the novelties, Porro will exhibit Pascal, the new table system by Piero Lissoni, and Lull, the armchair by Nicola Gallizia.
 
Once again Piero Lissoni, designer and art director of the brand since 1987, leads to the discovery of the new Porro scenarios.
'For me, working for Porro is a sort of daily adventure, it's a bit like starting over from scratch each time, it's a kind of creative paradox and at the same time it's an industrial model so beautiful that every day there's something new to do, to modify or to invent. A company made up of many human beings, different intellectual mechanisms that then turn into objects, into things that you can touch'. Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

The new Pascal system of tables is unveiled as a preview, a perfect synthesis between structural quality and design content. Pascal stands out for the visual lightness of the wing-section die-cast legs, seamlessly connected to the horizontal supporting structure on which the top rests, available in various materials, creating a play of superimpositions and double thickness.
 
An industrial soul animates the table, which expands to unprecedented lengths, making at once for a sculptural piece of a plastic nature, which modulates its look to adapt to the most diverse uses. Rigorous and essential for the office, elegant and seductive for contract spaces, but also passepartout for the home, able to match the iron painted metal leg with a leaden color to tops in wooden essence, back-painted glass, marble, ceramic or lava stone. Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

While with Lissoni Porro consolidates an energy and understanding between two complementary visions, with Nicola Gallizia the brand starts a new path of experimentation, between simple geometric shapes and richness of materials.
 
The lounge armchair LULL, with its unique configuration and inclination, evokes the comfort and the gesture of cradling. Its immediate and catchy name is almost onomatopoeic: The 'L' recalls the shape of its wooden legs, while the “U” identifies the chair on a floor plan in addition to evoking its rocking motion. LULL by Nicola Gallizia, Porro

LULL by Nicola Gallizia, Porro

The small object of desire, with a shape that reaches beyond any previous schemes, catches the eye despite its small size. LULL reveals sophisticated details behind its apparent simplicity, such as the brass supporting the feet and the upholstery.
On the whole, the chair represents a particular homage by Porro and the designer to the Bauhaus and its diktat of reconciling functionalism and formal purism in an ideal fusion of artisanal artistic creation and industrial production.
 
Porro at Salone del Mobile.Milano
PAD 7 STAND D15-E14
Fuorisalone - Showroom Porro Duriniquindici, via Durini 15, Milano


Porro on ARCHIPRODUCTSNicola Gallizia

Nicola Gallizia

Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

Pascal by Piero Lissoni, Porro

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