REN | Mirror
The collection takes the name of the Chinese “ren” ideogram, which means person. From the birth of the language, this symbol appeared on ancient Chinese oracle bones used for divination. Two simple strokes constitute a pictographic representation of the human figure. The longer stroke sticks out slightly and is supported by the shorter stroke. The two elements depend on each other for their stability, a relationship that perfectly represents the architectural construction of each item in the collection. Each piece consists of two “ren”, which make up the main structure in Canaletto walnut solid wood and together support the secondary structures, also in wood. The functional elements that form part of the structures have softer and more curved forms, which are elegantly upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather. The brass details add a precious touch to the design.
The collection includes a series of accessories and is now expanded to include a small armchair and sofa, a bookcase, magazine rack and table mirror. A wealth of objects offering a coherent definition of the various spaces of the home
The series of REN accessories has grown. A bookcase, magazine rack and table mirror expand the functions of the collection. The underlying theme is still the “ren” symbol, which shapes the sides of the various accessories.
As with the rest of the collection, the supporting structure is in solid Canaletto walnut. The joints between the upper crosspiece and the sides are decorated, internally, by brass elements.
The new accessories also communicate a sensation of intimate elegance. Small, light architectures are made up of ingenious suspensions, clever balances, and simple joints inspired by an oriental concept of spaces and design. They are produced using fine materials and artisan techniques inextricably linked with the Poltrona Frau tradition.
The magazine rack is a sheet of Cuoio Saddle Extra leather attached to the upper wooden crosspiece by two brushed steel bars with brass finish, to become an elegant and tactile container.
The bookcase is a graphical weave of lines. The two lateral uprights, slightly inclined, support the birch plywood shelves, upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather and with a Canaletto Walnut veneer on the sides.
The upper crosspiece is fixed to the wall using metal hooks with a natural brass finish. The bookcase comes in a low version with a round multi-purpose tray upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather hanging from the upper crosspiece, and in a tall version. Both variants can be completed with bookends in brushed steel with a natural brass finish.
The table mirror consists of a round element (310 mm in diameter) supported by two lateral uprights and two crosspieces. The internal surface of the mirror frame, upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather, is decorated with a brass band.