| FLEXFORM / MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2005
Born out of a decades-long family tradition and operating in a small town in the North of Italy, Meda, renowned for its high quality furniture production, the Flexform brand has been instantly recognisable for almost half a century. Over the last twenty years it has given rise to an extensive range of products that have taken their place in the history of italian design.
The firm has thoroughly explored all aspects of the universe of opportunities offered by the concept of seating.
There is a fertile relationship between production and design in a company that stimulated creative interaction with successive generations of designers: from Cini Boeri to Joe Colombo with his historic seat Tube chair, from Sergio Asti to Rodolfo Bonetto, creator of the celebrated seat Boomerang.
Today, the lucid and inventive style of Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava, responsible for much of Flexform's recent history, is flanked by important exemplars of Modern Movement culture in the form of highly evocatlve re-editions, with the production of some projects by the Lombard rationalists Mario Asnago and Claudio Vender.
At the Milan International Furniture Fair 2005 Flexform presents the following products.
All the collection Happy, by Antonio Citterio, has frame in nickel-satined or chromed metal, that constitutes the carrying skeleton, held with from horizontal bars.
The backrest metal frame and woven leather cord available in different colours.
In Lifewood, the cozy hand generous lines of the cushions seem to be in ideal contrast with the slim hearthwood structure. Life the same couch as Lifewood, but with a structural base that goes flush to the floor.
The collection Infinity include bookshelves,small table available in different sizes and tv-rack, constituted by stackable modular boxes available in different sizes.
The metal frame of the chaise-longue Air, always by Antonio Citterio, is hinged in order to allow the back of the chair to recline down flat into linearity, closing off the very useful hearthwood shelf positioned underneath.
Betty, the regal hearthwood armchair, is possibly this yerar's most austere design. Betty tells us of its nomadic inclinations in the beautiful handle cut out in its armrest and in the balance of great aesthetic and functional allure.
Also Artwood are designed by Antonio Citterio; a collection of small tables in solid wood.
By the american designer John Hutton, a product very interesting is a sofa in fabric or leather Valery, with frame in wood with polyurethane padding covered with a protective fabric lining.
The collection Square include low table, cabinets with doors, night and day small table and the consolle with drop front. The frame sides and bottoms in wood with oak veneers either natural or stained wengè with square pattern inlay.
The production realized by Flexform also includes the elegant sofa Magister – designed by Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava –, the very comfortable chair Eva – by Paolo Nava –, the chair Carlotta, the armchairs Brenda and Timeless, and the particular seats Max and a.b.c. again by Antonio Citterio.
via Einaudi 23/25
20036 Meda (Milano) - Italy