One of the most interesting proposals at iSaloni has been the Tracing Identity project, presented by the Italian furniture brand De Castelli. It featured seven female designers from different backgrounds: Alessandra Baldereschi, Nathalie Dewez, Constance Guisset, Francesca Lanzavecchia, Donata Paruccini, Elena Salmistraro, Nika Zupanc.
Dispelling the myth that metal is cold and connected to male nature, De Castelli proposed a collection of metal furnitures with a strong emotive appeal, realised using handcrafting and technological techniques. Every piece distinguished itself for having a particular use and a strong volumetric presence.
Alessandra Baldereschi: Painting
Visitors of iSaloni will certainly remember Painting, so named because of its chromatic shades created thanks to materials’ oxidation, that are comparable to colors on a painting.
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Nathalie Dewez: Elizabeth
Elizabeth is a pretty cabinet realised with a thin metal sheet that generates defined shapes. The plissé effect gives a feminine look to this wonderful piece of furniture.
Francesca Lanzavecchia: Scribble
Oxidations combined with a minimal drawing originate a curious collection of coffee tables, whose shapes create a sort of dance, with the final aim of showing the feminine and elegant soul of metal.
Constance Guisset: Volte
Guisset realised shelves supported by two smooth lateral wings, that are characterized by peculiar délabré copper shades. At the base, a drawer completes the ensemble, generating a masterpiece of interior design.
Donata Parrucchini: Vomere
Vomere is a table made of metal, with inclined surfaces that enhance the characteristics of De Castelli unique know-how. The sustaining structure is certainly what attracts most the viewer’s attention, for its irregular and asymmetric composition.
Elena Salmistraro: Polifemo
Beside Elizabeth, there is another cabinet realised for the Tracing Identity project: Polifemo, a singular piece of furniture composed by a wood structure and a copper covering embellished by ornamental engravings.
Nika Zupanc – Longing Cabinet
Last but not least, a third eye-catching cabinet composed by different compartments with a unique and particular finishing, typical of the De Castelli design style.
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