Furniture. Friday , January 12th , 2018 - 10:00:43 AM
In his collection named for the Italian master, Knibb has taken the humble but iconic garments of modern society — jeans and t-shirts — and turned them into a work of art in marble. The designer says that at a distance, the table’s surface appears to be the disturbed surface of water. Indeed, when we first saw the pieces at ICFF, we weren’t sure what they were until we got close enough to see that the marble relief was clothing, including the finest of details: Ribbing, frayed hems, buttons and belt loops. It takes two Italian sculptors about about 700 hours to carve one of these tables. In a media interview, Knibb said that the first carver does a rough cut, and then second refines the piece, adding the details. Not only do the pieces look incredibly life-like, wrinkles and all, but you can see the veins of the marble in these amazing works.
The Folio media stand designed by Giuseppe Bavuso is a freestanding unit that hides most of its storage at the back while the front features a sleek, curved panel that doubles as a TV stand. Behind it there’s a series of small shelves/ storage compartments for DVDs and other small objects. If you prefer something a bit more low profile, take a look at the NeXo cabinet. It has a simple and sophisticated design and comes with built-in speakers, a detail that increases the unit’s versatility, allowing it to suit living rooms and home theater’s alike.
Flexibility is an important element that defines the design of the Socrate media stand. The unit is composed of a series of metal bookcases and cabinets which can be combined to form a large module or used separately. Available in both wall-mounted and freestanding versions, the system can suit a variety of spaces and decors. The inspiration for the Calibro console came from the design of an old ammunition chest in the Great Wars. Designed by Daniele Cristiano, this is a very versatile piece of furniture which can serve a variety of purposes. Use it as a media unit in the living room or as a bench for the entrance hallway. It can also be placed in the bedroom. The simplicity of the Domino Up TV cabinet is complemented by its beautiful blue color, resulting in a harmonious combination of looks and function. The cabinet sits on a slim black platform which makes it look like the unit is floating or wall-mounted, assuming that the floor is dark as well.
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