22/07/2020 - Flexform
launches a new collaboration and presents 3 designs by Christophe Pillet
that emphasize the continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces: First Steps
chair, Any Day
console and side tables, and Echoes
'I am not on a quest for the extraordinary, but rather for that which is beautiful and able to kindle emotion in the ordinary', says Pillet.
An impassioned research of the essence of things is also fully developed in the design of the First Steps
chair whose lyric simplicity seems to trace back to the archetypal object-chair.
First Steps Indoor
The sinuous structure for indoor and outdoor
that rises to form the metal backrest has a painted white or burnished finish, while the tightly woven seat material is entirely hand-made in either paper cord or paper rush cord.
First Steps Outdoor
The same design and materials appear in the bar stool, whose refined appearance translates to undeniable versatility.
“Is a piece of wood that rests on a simple structure enough to produce a piece of furniture?
' This is the question Christophe Pillet asked himself when he designed the Any Day
Any Day Indoor
The Any Day console combines pure lines and minimalist design, expressed through a great number of finishes that emphasize its versatility. The stainless-steel structure supports a Canaletto walnut veneered element, complete with practical drawers, that comes in an array of finishes. The top can be made of wood or in various types of marble. The stainless steel structure of the outdoor version
can be paired with tops in solid iroko wood with natural finish, stained grey or lacquered white; or, in the following types of stone: Beola Argentata, Pietra del Cardoso, Lava and Porphyry; or, in sintered stone, a material that is not only beautiful but also extremely reliable in terms of hygiene and impact-resistance.
Any Day outdoor
The concept of the Any Day console also extends to a family of coffee and side tables, available in a number of sizes and finishes; and also, an ottoman whose distinctive seat is made of woven paper cord or paper rush cord, natural materials that trace their origin to traditional methods.
A small family of seating elements with big personalities echoes seemingly contrasting times and cultures: Echoes
armchair is Mediterranean and Scandinavian, both rustic and delicate.
Its construction displays a bold material contrast: the structure is in sleek stainless steel while the seat and backrest are made of fine woven paper or paper rush cord – or fine woven matte polypropylene cord for Echoes Outdoor
– with a complex craftsmanship reminiscent of traditional methods and still performed entirely by hand. A soft optional cushion can be added to the armchair to ensure the utmost comfort.
FLEXFORM’s 2020 collection also comprises designs by Antonio Citterio
armchair is characterized by a series of joints and weaves made by hand according to traditional manufacturing techniques; the metal frame of Gregory sofa and bed
match and accentuate the leather bands of the structure, particularly suitable for interiors between classicism and modernity; Atlante daybed and sofa
take up the aesthetics of the GREGORY collection, adapting it to outdoor use, with weatherproof materials and finishes resistant to atmospheric agents.
Flexform on ARCHIPRODUCTS
First Steps Outdoor
Any Day Indoor