| KRISTALIA / MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2007
Kristalia was founded in 1994 and is nestled in the green countryside of north-eastern Italy in an area traditionally active in this sector; this strong bond is reflected in production that privileges environmentally friendly solutions and strives to create highly recyclable products.
Today Kristalia offers a vast collection of top design products - tables, chairs, office armchairs, stools, complementary furnishing items and lights -, which have a simple line and are easy to position, gaining great success in the contract sector.
At the 46th edition of the Milan Salone del Mobile furniture fair, Kristalia is introducing two brand-new pieces. This confirms the company's determination to expand a market segment which, together with tables, constitutes its core business: home and contract seats and stools.
Bartoli Design has designed Bikappa, a chair with a refined, minimalist aesthetic. The back and seat have been moulded with a single sheet of polypropylene, in black / white or red. The sides act as a load-bearing structure and are available in polished pressure die-cast aluminium or in a colour to match the back and seat. Designing a chair is always a provocative challenge for a designer: the shape tends to assume unique characteristics, in an essential, strong, and easily distinguished form. Bikappa chose to mitigate this urge, seeking a deliberately understated and balanced shape in order to achieve an object that, rather than provocative, would be easy to use both at home and at work.
Luca Nichetto has created Dart, a lively yet comfortable stool ideal for the home or contract furnishing schemes, with a sturdy polypropylene body and a soft polyurethane comfortable seat, in black / red or curry. The steel frame is equipped with a gas-lift cylinder. The base, footrest and button for height adjustment are in polished pressure die-cast aluminium.
Following a precise company brief, Dart was the fruit of reflections on the proportional ratio between the seat and footrest: the two elements that most inform the design and shape of this type of product. The technologies selected to produce it required months of work and the development of prototypes to fine-tune both functional and aesthetic aspects, particularly the mechanism.
The Oops range of tables, born of the creative genius of Monica Graffeo, continues its expansion, with the addition of a new version with a black lacquered top. Oops is Kristalia's first collection of round tables, and strengthens the firm's leadership in the world of extending tables.
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