Media Newsletter July 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter

Drum Armchair designed by Marc Stopa for Cappellini

Perhaps no one better than Mac Stopa is able to combine architecture, interior design, industrial design, art and fashion into one design discipline. The founder of Massive Design, Stopa specializes in corporate interiors, public spaces and industrial designs. His  inspiration stems from his fascination with mathematics and geometry hence the sculptural and modular shapes that define his designs for serial production. Each object allows the user to interact with it and adapt it to the functionality or the character of the space.

Since 2013, he has received over 40 international design awards, including the 2016 Hip Award at the NeoCon in Chicago for the Drum chair he conceived this year for Cappellini.

Drum is a tribute to the  hexagonal drum pads from the 80s. The visual impact of  geometric configurations turns into the designs of an armchair that can be arranged in a composition game of modular elements to accommodate any seating configuration for large open spaces.

The sculptural forms are multi-padded in polyurethane foam for maximum comfort. The upholstery is of stretch fabric with a 3D print of geometric tessellation pattern in three different variations. Drum is also available in blue, black, turquoise, orange, white as well as in some of the Cappellini fabrics and leathers. 

Poltrona Frau presents its Home Theater Collection
Poltrona Frau Contract presents its Home Theater collection, four chairs specifically designed for furnishing private cinemas, projection rooms, clubs and lounges in the most exclusive locations. For years the Contract Division of Poltrona Frau Group has been providing luxurious seating solutions worldwide for private and public spaces, including theaters, auditoriums, movie theaters, planes, cruise ships as well as palaces, embassies and 5-star hotels. To give shape to ideas and creativity, PFG works with renowned and legendary architects such as Gio Ponti, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano among many others. This type of complex seating is in continuous evolution due to cutting edge technology for comfort, acoustic and visibility issues, and stricter safety standards and tests. At this year’s Milan Fair, PFG introduced four new home theater chairs:

Deadline by Ron Gilad for Cassina

Israeli born and New York based designer Ron Gilad is known for creating “hybrid” objects that play between the abstract and the function. In a first collaboration with Cassina, he continues his dialogue with modernism and presents Deadline, a set of rectangular, square and long mirrors, 12 works of art to functionally decorate the home. The Deadline series is a clear reference to the contemporary art world. A question mark about who we are and what we see, whether it is reality or a reflection of reality.

Following the spirit of Cassina in the development of complex projects, the construction of the mirrors has an architectural basis: mirrors that reflect mirrors, mirrors that reflect shadows,mirrors that reflect reality.

Each piece is made up of two mirrors coupled at a 12mm distance: the back of the front mirror is decorated in orange, blue or red so that the back mirror reflects geometric forms, creating two levels, two perspectives, that bring the graphics to life. This complex effect continuously changes depending on one’s position. Like valuable pieces of art work, each mirror is placed in a solid natural or tinted black ash-wood frame with visible joints which highlight their MedaMade wood craftsmanship. Each mirror has its own poetic and evocative name and can be exhibited alone or grouped together for strong artistic impact.