30/03/2018 - There is no better occasion than the Salone del Mobile in Milan to show off the numerous new products by Billiani
, an Italian company specialized in the manufacture of wooden chairs, stools and armchairs for the contract segment. For the first time Billiani will introduce to the public a wide range of new products, the result of longstanding partnerships such as the one with the architect and designer Emilio Nanni, but also brand new collaborations with internationally renowned designers. All this will be followed by additions to already existing collections.
The main material is wood, identifying the mark of the company par excellence
. Without leaving experimentation and curiosity about new solutions out, Billiani continues to trust and strongly believe in this material. An added value comes from the conscious and refined choice of colours thanks to a careful study and personal vision.
DRUM MARIMBA – Designed by Emilio Nanni
With its wide range of pieces, the Drum/Marimba project is a complete collection. Starting from the same concept, Drum and Marimba take two different roads: Drum is completely loyal to the wood, while the alternative Marimba becomes a mix of beechwood and hide. Its characteristic trait is the innovative combination of hide and wood. The entire range results in a balance of solidity and agility, respectively lent by the unusual shrinking of the seat and the curved seatback. The Drum/Marimba collection includes: chairs, lounges, low barstools, high barstools, high barstools with seatback and tables in various sizes.
LILLIPUT – Designed by Studioventotto
Lilliputs are rather low coffee tables, made of solid or lacquered ash wood, with two contrasting natural wood knobs winking at you cheekily. And one's gaze inevitably falls on this visual feature of only marginal appearance, which nonetheless embellishes and highlights a key component of the project.
These knobs allow Lilliput to be flat-packed for swift and environmentally friendly transport.
At the 2017 edition of the Salone Satellite in Milan Lilliput won the heart of Luigi Billiani, who immediately started its development. The Lilliput Steel, with steel legs and without knobs, and the third highest version have been added to the preview of 2017 and now complete the collection.
LAYER – Designed by Michael Geldmacher
Layer is an armchair made of ash wood, stained or lacquered, whose profile stands out in any context. Its characteristic silhouette comes from the cohesion of its two main components: wood and upholstery. The frame of the armchair, indeed, seems to absorb the multi-layer wood armrest which, in turn, reaches the seatback’s upholstery. The continuity and linearity of design and materials contribute to Layer uniqueness. Only available in upholstered version.
MY CHAIR – Designed by Emilio Nanni
My Chair is the result of a game of intersections between the backseat and the rear leg: those distinctive ‘ears’ cannot be ignored at all! The turned legs and their rounded basepoints give the feeling of delicacy and daintiness. Another unforgettable aesthetic detail is the visible linchpin. My chair is available in a simple total wood version, or, for a greater comfort, in two variants: with upholstered seat or upholstered backseat and seat.
WHITE – Designed by Harri Koskinen
If it had been a model, White would have been Anita Ekberg, seductive and curvy like the Swedish actress of the fabulous Sixties. White follows the same path of the Green and Blue chairs, already present in Billiani’s collection and inspired by the Nordic design of the ’60s. The three projects come from the same idea of retrieving historic concepts of past design and proposing them again in a contemporary language and with modern production techniques. The three chairs share a distinctive leg, whose size starts from the classic 3 cm and reaches 4 cm. White, Green and Blue are imposing and, at the same time, simple and gentle. They are comfortable, practical and reassuring thanks to their ‘soft’ forms, similar to those of the pin-ups appearing on the covers of that time’s magazines.
Both chair and armchair are made of ash wood and are available with upholstery, directly applied onto the wooden seat.
SPY – Designed by Emilio Nanni
Why not adding to a vast collection like this more spacious pieces, where it is possible to lie down comfortably or to be in two? This is the idea behind the development of Spy’s couch and dormeuse, designed for a hall, a waiting room or a lounge room, maybe combined with a small table. Without losing the aesthetics of the entire collection, these new entries bring even more comfort and elegance, especially if accompanied by the cushions in various sizes and with matching or contrasting textiles.
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