ECLIPSE | Beam seating
Freestanding beam seating
DIEMMEBI chooses Orgatec in Cologne for the worldwide reveal of the new Eclipse monocoque designed by Angelo Pinaffo. The seat is available in 5 different versions: four legs, sled, swivel, bench, as well as a more glamorous version entirely made of steel rod. Solutions adaptable to the various surfaces of the countless contract worlds. This is the offer of the Paduan designer who for the Venetian company has signed best-selling pieces including laKendò.
The birth of an idea: mankind has always gazed with great interest at the mystery of the infinite space, trying to interpret it and represent it. It was only in the 60s that we could physically move away from the earth's atmosphere, initiating space explorations.
These epochal events in some way involved everyone and projected mankind towards new boundaries, definitively changing the collective imagination, perspectives, and points of view. In this period of great cultural changes, the world of design was also influenced, and there was a phase of great creativity on the wings of a wave of optimism, freedom, and nonconformity, thanks also to the use of innovative materials.
50 years after the moon landing, the Eclipse project wants to be a tribute to that period; its design was also inspired by the observation and study of objects created back then that became iconic, expressions of a feasible futuristic modernity.
The themes that recur in this project are the curved line and the concept of lightness.
Elliptical orbits, spherical planets, everything in the universe is curved, intelligent paths that make sense of a system where nothing is straight. Gravity is not heavy among the stars, strangely nothing seems to weigh there, although this force binds everything.
Eclipse is born from these memory lanes.
The formal line that generates it is continuous and originates a clean and minimalistic seat. A fluid form of almost weightless curved geometries. The planes that cut the space come together with a visual play that induces us to think of the absence of contrasting forces. There is no interruption among its full and empty spaces, there is a thread that leads and connects all of its 'phases' with one another.