Metal, wood, rope: simple materials which reinvent commonly used objects. A collection of poufs and coffee tables made in metal rods and woven nautical cords, mixed together like the paints on an artist’s palette. The reference to David Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust is no accident and relates to the irony in the idea of revolutionising the type of accessory furniture in the area for relaxing. The barrel and hourglass silhouettes come together to make up islands which expand: interweaving and volumes are enhanced in the coordination of the mixed colours of the cord, pointing to a new idea of furnishing accessory with endless possibilities of personalising the space. The two-tone plaited rope is an exclusive Saba combination.
Production year 2014
Architect, designer, artist.
Emilio Nanni has a degree in Architecture from the University of Florence. He has worked as a lecturer and researcher at the same faculty, and held lessons and workshops at several Italian university faculties and design schools. He is the founder of the Emilio Nanni arch+design | ENa+d |studio, which handles projects in the fields of architecture, design, interior design, art direction and design consultancy. As an architect he has designed and built residential buildings of various sizes in several Italian cities. He has worked as a designer for many Italian firms, including Billiani/Novecentoundici, Bross, Cabas, Calligaris, LaboratorioPesaro, Lamm, Mdf Italia, Guzzini, Roche Bobois, Saba, Tonelli, Tonon, Valadier Gioielli, Zanotta and Zeritalia. He has participated in many exhibitions and shows in the sector and his work has been featured in articles and critical essays in the leading Italian and international architectural periodicals, magazines, blogs and websites. He is also a painter, who has displayed his work in several solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in Italy and abroad, and his work is featured in various public and private international collections.