Frisée is a collection that combines the solidity of wood with an ironic and joyful frivolity. Cristina Celestino’s soft and enveloping touch exalts Billiani’s materials and know-how with pure colours, corners that turn into delicate curves and bulb-end legs. Although designed for the contract market, Frisée expresses a cultured and sophisticated lightness that gives a nod to the world of cabinet making.
Corolla is a collection of armchairs with soft and harmonious shapes. The rounded volumes are lightened by the worked wood base, Billiani’s stylistic code. The wavy line refers to the world of fashion, whose charm is also present in the quality of the coverings, which find their best expression in the combination of contrasting colours and textures to frame and cushioning.
In the new catalogue, the concept of belonging and the theme of the frontier intertwine with the story of the Billiani collection, in an editorial project where the border is no longer intended as a limit, but as an opportunity. “Beyond Belonging” is the title of Cristina Celestino’s photographic project created with Mattia Balsamini: the story of the Billiani chair across three architectural projects by Jože Plečnik and Ivan Vurnik in Ljubljana - the National Library, the architect’s house, and the first covered sports complex in Slovenia. Three places that reflect the three souls of the collection: one fairly institutional and rigorous, another more ironic and fresh, with the third more warm and intimate.
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