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L'importanza di una sedia

09/07/2018

A reflection by Cazzaniga Mandelli Pagliarulo about the immeasurable value of a symbolic object of conviviality: the chair.

Open spaces, open-air restaurants, sun-drenched squares… What would they be without a chair? “L'importanza di una sedia” is an event organized by Pedrali at Cubiña showroom in Barcelona involving the designers Michele Cazzaniga, Simone Mandelli and Antonio Pagliarulo.

 

A reflection by Cazzaniga Mandelli Pagliarulo about the immeasurable value of a symbolic object of conviviality: the chair.

Open spaces, open-air restaurants, sun-drenched squares… What would they be without a chair? “L'importanza di una sedia” is an event organized by Pedrali at Cubiña showroom in Barcelona involving the designers Michele Cazzaniga, Simone Mandelli and Antonio Pagliarulo.


An exhibition aimed at narrating the collections of chairs they have designed for the Italian company, by considering their primary meaning: being a social gathering factor. In order to find out the importance of a chair it is necessary to look into the typical characteristic of Mediterranean people: conviviality. On one hand, designing a mass-produced chair is a complex operation in which several players are involved: from the designer to the manufacturer, to anyone who, with his artisan and industrial skills, contributes to creation of the chair. On the other hand, it is the object itself that becomes one of the main characters within a “public space”.

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Living en plein air

14/06/2018

Chairs with soft twines, coffee tables, wireless lamps and comfortable sofas to furnish outdoor areas and city terraces

Resistance and versatility, grace and elegance: Pedrali presented a sneak preview of the new outdoor collection during the 57th edition of Salone del Mobile, enriching the already extensive collection of the Italian company.  A contemporary lifestyle makes the boundary between interior and exterior spaces more and more blurred. The continuous research of innovative materials combined with a refined and sophisticated design are capable of transforming outdoor furniture into extensions of interior spaces. The outdoor products of Pedrali are made of materials and technologies that guarantee resistance to weather and wear, without sacrificing attention to detail, making them perfect for hotels, restaurants, bar and private homes.

Tribeca collection, designed by Mandelli Pagliarulo, radiates pure energy and colour and draws inspiration from the memory of childhood summers. A collection that revisits in a modern key the classic terrace chairs of the Sixties, made of intertwined steel...

Chairs with soft twines, coffee tables, wireless lamps and comfortable sofas to furnish outdoor areas and city terraces

Resistance and versatility, grace and elegance: Pedrali presented a sneak preview of the new outdoor collection during the 57th edition of Salone del Mobile, enriching the already extensive collection of the Italian company.  A contemporary lifestyle makes the boundary between interior and exterior spaces more and more blurred. The continuous research of innovative materials combined with a refined and sophisticated design are capable of transforming outdoor furniture into extensions of interior spaces. The outdoor products of Pedrali are made of materials and technologies that guarantee resistance to weather and wear, without sacrificing attention to detail, making them perfect for hotels, restaurants, bar and private homes.

Tribeca collection, designed by Mandelli Pagliarulo, radiates pure energy and colour and draws inspiration from the memory of childhood summers. A collection that revisits in a modern key the classic terrace chairs of the Sixties, made of intertwined steel. The manual work and the attention to detail give softness and extreme comfort to the seat, whilst reinterpreting tradition with a commitment to cutting-edge quality. The alternation of the strings gives rhythm and visual opening, by making the seating light, dynamic and airy. The collection is characterized by a great chromatic variety that ranges from warm shades of red, pink, terracotta to the colder ones of blue and sage green. Tribeca casts the shadows of the taut strings on the cobblestone of the squares and adapts to peaceful and relaxing spaces en plain air.

Also, the new collaboration with the designer Eugeni Quitllet resulted in the creation of Remind, the innovative polypropylene armchair in which each element is designed to give comfort and to embrace. Characterized by an organic silhouette that recalls the memory of the soft curves of the wooden chairs of the second half of the 19th century, Remind fits perfectly any context both in indoor and outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces or the backyard of a bistro, thanks to its functionality, versatility and universal shape. The seat, the backrest and the breathable texture, which allows the chair to be dry on rainy days and fresh during summer days, all help to make it airy and even lighter.

Soft lines and flowing shapes are the hallmarks of the new Elliot table designed by Patrick Jouin. The refined and architectural design spread a sense of both harmony and solidity, capable of making it light and functional. An elegant table, with delicate and slim shapes and a strong identity, Elliot adapts to different situations and is designed also for outdoor use, with specific finishes and bright colours.

Designed in 2017 by Patrick Jouin, the Reva collection is particularly suitable for making a stay in a hotel special and unforgettable for those guests who are looking for comfort and peacefulness. An elegant three-seat sofa, a lounge chair and a sun bed: this is the essence of the collection designed by the French designer, with a soft design and generous dimensions, which in its name evokes relaxing and dreamy sensations, typical of summertime .

The Sunset collection designed by Alessandro Busana comprises an armchair and a two-seater sofa; it evokes the romantic, relaxing mood of watching the sun as it sets between the waves on the horizon.

Last but not least, there is Giravolta, the wireless lamp that lights up summer evenings, designed by Basaglia Rota Nodari and presented in 2017. Characterized by a contemporary design, Giravolta is easy to carry. Thanks to a swivelling diffuser that allows to direct the light 360 degrees, the lampis able to create a magical atmosphere through its soft light. Used as a beautiful piece of furniture by Bohem La Stazione, the enchanting location created inside Paratico-Sarnico railway station, the wireless lamp inspired by the lanterns of the past makes the already-magical-atmosphere even more special.

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Pedrali 4 education - project “alternanza scuola-lavoro” at “La Traccia”

04/06/2018

Odo Fioravanti tutor of the project “alternanza scuola-lavoro” at “La Traccia”, Calcinate

For the fifth consecutive year, Pedrali joins the project alternanza scuola-lavoro” (school-to-work apprenticeship) with “La Traccia” high school in Calcinate. Home made toys is the name of the project that has been developed this year whose protagonists are the art school students of the 4th grade class, who had the possibility to work in complete synergy with the designer Odo Fioravanti.

A great learning experience that combines knowledge and know-how, aiming to guide the ambitions of the younger generation and tie education to the real world. Environmental sustainability, understood as reuse and recycling, is at the heart of the project. “The starting point was finding a way, together with the students, to give a second life to the cardboard boxes of Pedrali’s products, rethinking them as toys/objects that parents could build with their children” – explains Odo Fioravanti. The result is a very diverse set of creations that the guys have built with their own hands, all accompanied by a little brochure with the instructions, to make sure that everyone could replicate them.

Odo Fioravanti tutor of the project “alternanza scuola-lavoro” at “La Traccia”, Calcinate

For the fifth consecutive year, Pedrali joins the project alternanza scuola-lavoro” (school-to-work apprenticeship) with “La Traccia” high school in Calcinate. Home made toys is the name of the project that has been developed this year whose protagonists are the art school students of the 4th grade class, who had the possibility to work in complete synergy with the designer Odo Fioravanti.

A great learning experience that combines knowledge and know-how, aiming to guide the ambitions of the younger generation and tie education to the real world. Environmental sustainability, understood as reuse and recycling, is at the heart of the project. “The starting point was finding a way, together with the students, to give a second life to the cardboard boxes of Pedrali’s products, rethinking them as toys/objects that parents could build with their children” – explains Odo Fioravanti. The result is a very diverse set of creations that the guys have built with their own hands, all accompanied by a little brochure with the instructions, to make sure that everyone could replicate them.

Odo Fioravanti has been dealing with industrial design since 2003, experimenting with graphics and exhibition design. His projects have been awarded international prizes and he has been lecturer in various schools of design and universities such as Politecnico di Milano, Iuav University in Venice, Domus Academy and the Haute école d’art et de design (Head) in Geneva. Fioravanti’s works have been displayed in several international exhibitions, among which his personal one “Industrious Design”, which took place in 2010 at the Design museum of Triennale di Milano. In 2011 he won the Compasso d’Oro ADI with the wooden chair “Frida” by Pedrali.

The projects were presented on Friday 1st June in the exhibition space during “C’è bisogno di me”, the 18th edition of the traditional end-of-the-year festival organized by La Traccia school in Calcinate, scheduled from May 31st to June 10th.

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Pedrali supports CZA – Cino Zucchi Architetti at La Biennale di Venezia

24/05/2018

The Italian company cooperates with the well known Milan architectural Studio on the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Open to the public from Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled FREESPACE, will be curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia headed by Paolo Baratta. The current edition focuses on the topic of space, the quality of space, open and free space.

The Italian company cooperates with the well known Milan architectural Studio on the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Open to the public from Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled FREESPACE, will be curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia headed by Paolo Baratta. The current edition focuses on the topic of space, the quality of space, open and free space.

Within this context of international appeal, Pedrali supports the installation / exhibition "Everyday Wonders - CZ reads LCD", designed by CZA - Cino Zucchi Architetti for Freespace.

Main character of the project is the work of the Milanese architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni (1913-2016). His multi-functional building complex in Corso Italia (1957-64), built in a quarter heavily damaged by bombs during the second war world, unfolds a complex spatial narration from the scale of the city to the one of material and detail, perfect synthesis between invention and relationship with the surrounding urban structure of Milan’s ancient nucleus. The two ‘towers’ in small red ceramic tiles which frame the central setback, the long gallery which crosses the building with the floor mosaic by Francesco Somaini, and the final surprise of the courtyard which holds together building bodies different in height, material, finishing and architectural syntax demonstrate a design freedom allowed only to great talents.

“Everyday wonders – CZ reads LCD” is an installation that takes the form of an uninterrupted film shot passing from the scale of the city to the one of materials and interiors, and that emphasizes the peculiar concept of ‘urbanity’ which from the single work spreads out to the context in space and time.

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Tribeca

26/04/2018

Tribeca
Fasten your seat, belt!

Tribeca takes us back in time with a modern reinterpretation of classic Sixties patio chairs made from steel and woven material. Tribeca is an outdoor seating collection that draws inspiration from childhood memories of summer: a sunlit Mediterranean square where children play, while a woven chair throws shadows of its cords onto the cobblestones. A true icon, revisited with new materials: a steel frame, combined with the elasticity of a profile in vertically-woven plastic material that is remarkably durable, easy to clean and colourful.

Tribeca
Fasten your seat, belt!

Tribeca takes us back in time with a modern reinterpretation of classic Sixties patio chairs made from steel and woven material. Tribeca is an outdoor seating collection that draws inspiration from childhood memories of summer: a sunlit Mediterranean square where children play, while a woven chair throws shadows of its cords onto the cobblestones. A true icon, revisited with new materials: a steel frame, combined with the elasticity of a profile in vertically-woven plastic material that is remarkably durable, easy to clean and colourful. Handcrafted with the highest attention to detail, this chair is incredibly soft and comfortable and puts a contemporary twist on tradition with its cutting-edge design and quality. The cording is arranged to give a fresh and dynamic sense of rhythm and openness to every version, whether it’s the chair, armchair or stool in two different heights. Tribeca is available in several colours: white, pink, red, terracotta, brown, blue, sage green.

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SOUL

26/04/2018

SOUL
Pure creativity

“Soul is a link between the concrete and the abstract, between the real world and that of dreams, between past and future... the unspoiled state of creation” (Eugeni Quitllet)
The concept of Soul stems from the idea of creating a chair using a blend of age-old methods and cutting-edge techniques, allowing tradition and innovation to evolve seamlessly. The result is a hybrid of nature and technology: the hand and the machine work together, almost like a test of creativity, firmly away from the clutches of artificial intelligence...

SOUL
Pure creativity

“Soul is a link between the concrete and the abstract, between the real world and that of dreams, between past and future... the unspoiled state of creation” (Eugeni Quitllet)
The concept of Soul stems from the idea of creating a chair using a blend of age-old methods and cutting-edge techniques, allowing tradition and innovation to evolve seamlessly. The result is a hybrid of nature and technology: the hand and the machine work together, almost like a test of creativity, firmly away from the clutches of artificial intelligence. Soul expresses an idea of uncontaminated creativity, without the ornaments that would conceal its true nature. Defined by its soul, the whole structure is joined together by an almost invisible seat. The ash structure of Soul has a minimalistic, flowing silhouette, characterized by a harmonious interplay of curves and subtle lines. The ergonomic polycarbonate seat appears suspended, clasped by the skeleton, almost like an embrace. Soul is the result of design research that involves both forms and materials, and offers a superbly comfortable chair with visually striking appeal.

design Eugeni Quitllet

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REMIND

26/04/2018

REMIND
Between mind & heart

Remind, or call back to mind - a concept rendered in Latin by the word ‘re-cordis’, meaning ‘to pass through the heart’. (Eugeni Quitllet)
Mind and heart have been both essential to create Remind: the heart in its creation and the mind in its production. While evoking the soft sinuous curves of wooden chairs from the late nineteenth century, Remind’s organic silhouette recalls "something never seen before”, a universal shape able to fit into any space and style of decor...

REMIND
Between mind & heart

Remind, or call back to mind - a concept rendered in Latin by the word ‘re-cordis’, meaning ‘to pass through the heart’. (Eugeni Quitllet)
Mind and heart have been both essential to create Remind: the heart in its creation and the mind in its production. While evoking the soft sinuous curves of wooden chairs from the late nineteenth century, Remind’s organic silhouette recalls "something never seen before”, a universal shape able to fit into any space and style of decor. The result is an innovative polypropylene armchair, in which each element is conceived to ensure total comfort and cosiness. The breathable texture makes it airy and even lighter. Made from injection-moulded polypropylene, the armchair is functional and versatile, perfect for both outdoor and indoor spaces.

design Eugeni Quitllet

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FLUXO

26/04/2018

FLUXO
Stability roots

Fluxo table draws inspiration from the concept of balance, of measured formal elegance, with traditional elements. Distinctive by design, Fluxo uses primary geometric shapes, starting from the section of its stem-like base, to generate a form with clean and minimalist lines. The dynamic concept of flow, to which the table owes its name, gives rise to a linear, simple shape with meticulous detailing. The circular-section vertical column stretches down, spreading out into "ribbons" that form the base of the table...

FLUXO
Stability roots

Fluxo table draws inspiration from the concept of balance, of measured formal elegance, with traditional elements. Distinctive by design, Fluxo uses primary geometric shapes, starting from the section of its stem-like base, to generate a form with clean and minimalist lines. The dynamic concept of flow, to which the table owes its name, gives rise to a linear, simple shape with meticulous detailing. The circular-section vertical column stretches down, spreading out into "ribbons" that form the base of the table. These ribbons, which have a convex surface, gradually flatten out towards the outer edge, maintaining a continuous curve: the column's shift from vertical to horizontal occurs over a short, low range, as though the stem has suddenly burst open, expanding across the horizontal plane of the floor. Made in die-cast aluminium, Fluxo has a stable structure and a distinctive personality, with a subtle and elegant design. Fluxo comes in three heights. Various colours are available in the powder coated version, alongside a polished aluminium is available.

design Luca Casini

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NYM BARSTOOL

26/04/2018

NYM BARSTOOL
The Merry chair of Windsor

Nym barstool adopts the archetypal structure of the English Windsor chair, reinterpreting and streamlining it to reflect industrial manufacturing systems. The design moves away from elaborate decorative elements to maximise comfort, allowing solid wood to become the main element. The arched backrest in elliptical-section bentwood flows seamlessly into the shaped solid wooden seat to form an armrest. The result is an ergonomic seat, with its legs perfectly inserted. Physical connections transform into comfort and functionality, while emotional connections evoke the image of an authentic tradition which is imbedded with contemporary aesthetics...

NYM BARSTOOL
The Merry chair of Windsor

Nym barstool adopts the archetypal structure of the English Windsor chair, reinterpreting and streamlining it to reflect industrial manufacturing systems. The design moves away from elaborate decorative elements to maximise comfort, allowing solid wood to become the main element. The arched backrest in elliptical-section bentwood flows seamlessly into the shaped solid wooden seat to form an armrest. The result is an ergonomic seat, with its legs perfectly inserted. Physical connections transform into comfort and functionality, while emotional connections evoke the image of an authentic tradition which is imbedded with contemporary aesthetics. Available in two different versions, both with footrest, Nym is made entirely from solid ash wood. The legs come either with a steel rod sled frame or on a swivelling base with return mechanism. The padded versions add further comfort to the design. The Nym stool is FSC-certified and finished with bio water-based paints. The use of raw materials sourced from certified forests and of water-based paints made principally from plant-derived resins is a guarantee of our company’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

design Cazzaniga Mandelli Pagliarulo

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NYM SOFT

25/04/2018

NYM SOFT
The Merry chair of Windsor

Simple yet refined, sophisticated yet versatile, Nym Soft recalls the outlines of the omonymous wooden chairs collection, subtly accentuating and enhancing its comfort. The result is a timeless, organic chair reminiscent of the hollow of a hand, a nest or an embrace. The key feature of Nym Soft lies in the different densities of the polyurethane foam padding, which is significantly thicker in the seat area, ensuring adaptability and support - two central elements of comfort...

NYM SOFT
The Merry chair of Windsor

Simple yet refined, sophisticated yet versatile, Nym Soft recalls the outlines of the omonymous wooden chairs collection, subtly accentuating and enhancing its comfort. The result is a timeless, organic chair reminiscent of the hollow of a hand, a nest or an embrace. The key feature of Nym Soft lies in the different densities of the polyurethane foam padding, which is significantly thicker in the seat area, ensuring adaptability and support - two central elements of comfort. Nym Soft is available with solid ash wood legs, a steel rod sled frame, or a swivelling base with return mechanism. The wooden elements of Nym Soft are FSC-certified and finished with bio water-based paints. The use of raw materials sourced from certified forests and of water-based paints made principally from plant-derived resins is a guarantee of our company’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

design Cazzaniga Mandelli Pagliarulo

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