Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

The new projects by Marcantonio, Lapo Ciatti, Roberta Colombo, Joel Escalona and Marcello Ziliani

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Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts
06/05/2019 - "How and how deeply have we changed throughout the millennia? We looked back and discovered instruments, symbols, and representations: tools that serve to live in the present and build our future.” Lapo Ciatti
 
A trip to the boundaries of time, but also a trip in time. A deeply symbolic collection, at times evocative of the past, is presented this year by Opinion Ciatti at the 2019 edition of the Salone del Mobile. Because there are symbols, signs and depictions that – quite simply – have the power to cross the millennia and settle in a parallel dimension from which they then tell their “timeless” story.

This is how the new projects by Lapo Ciatti and Roberta Colombo have emerged; it is the source of the collaboration with Joel Escalona and Marcello Ziliani; it is against this backdrop that Atavica came to be, the “capsule collection” designed by Marcantonio.

A clothes hanger that hints to the infinite, a mirror that screams freedom, a bowl that invokes equilibrium, a chair that speaks of wonder, Atavica, a collection within the collection, that recovers the traces of a long gone past.

"Each of us started from a concept, more than a function: even before creating a product, we all felt the urgent need to give a shape to an idea. I am very excited by this collection" – continues Lapo Ciatti, the company’s CEO and Art Director – "because it is a compendium of emotions and suggestions. It is a tale of the history of mankind, but also of its dilemmas and conquests. We looked back and discovered instruments, symbols, and representations: tools that serve to live in the present and build our future."

This explains Atavica, the “capsule collection” by Marcantonio who with the Primasedia chair, the Cielo and Terra carpets, the Ramo coat stand, the Selce mirror and the two limited edition objects Tool n.0 and Tool n.1 evokes primitive materials and objects, turning them into furniture accessories for the third millennium. This is the origin of the Senzatempo coat rack by Lapo Ciatti, the Freedom! mirror by Roberta Colombo and the Balance bowls by Joel Escalona that question the meaning of the words of eternity - infinite, freedom, equilibrium - turning them into objects that are used every day. It is within this context that a meaning is given to the new variations – in gold, fabric and with a sledge base – of Mammamia the chair by Marcello Ziliani that, with its never-ending combinations, shows that the only limit to our imagination is our will.

Opinion Ciatti presented its new collections at its stand in Rho Fiera designed by Lapo Ciatti. Our space is inhabited by highly suggestive products, tracing a path where images of the past and symbols that have marked human history combine in order to create new tales.

"In a moment in history when we increasingly hear of how nature is being violated; using as a starting point the reflections made by Marcantonio on the concept of the original, I decided that our display should indeed celebrate nature." – explains Lapo Ciatti – "It is a nature that is both epic and solemn, but never hostile, with which we can live in harmony and from which, on the contrary, we can learn by respecting its rhythms and cycles. In fact, if there is a beauty that repeats itself each year, it is the beauty that the world of plants presents us with every year."

Living green walls, wisely created by Lefty Gardens, surround the stand, creating the perfect environment not only for our new projects but also for the most representative pieces made by the Florence based brand and displayed again in this Salone. The new objects, with their strong symbolic meaning, welcome visitors and invite them to enter into a dimension that reveals the entire concept of living by Opinion Ciatti.

A lifestyle that does not acknowledge any boundaries, ranging from the living area to the kitchen, from the dining room to the bedroom. An environment that, with its celebration of plants – philodendrons, photos, ferns, asparagus ferns, kentias – is intended to be a tool for reflection, bringing back the idea of a circular dialogue between the natural elements and man-made artefacts. Guests will be served the wines of the Zenato winery, which will be hosted in the Ptolomeo Vino. This blend is not limited to the Salone del Mobile: indeed, the La Cima clothes hanger, the Original Ptolomeo bookstand and, of course, the Ptolomeo Vino bottleholder were hosted by the Peschiera del Garda-based winery in its stand in the 2019 edition of Vinitaly.

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Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

Opinion Ciatti, where Symbols Meet Thoughts

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