Our new outdoor collection by Paolo Grasselli is an irresistibly dainty decorative range. Geometric patterns materialise and metal lines trace circles through the air in an artistic élan that is much more deliberate than first seems. Metal rings of differing sizes breathe life into a seating collection and accessories where practicality and beauty become one. Empty circles clasp cushioned spheres in a cluster of coloured and transparent bubbles, settling down magnificently into a tub chair, a loveseat, a low table and a pouf. Nascent forms spring up where the concept of a chair has been torn apart and made whole again; yet this time, the distinction between space and matter and object and surrounds has become blurred. Depending on the arrangement of the rings and the positioning of the cushions, different harmonious patterns can be created – the end result will always be strikingly decorative and surprisingly comfortable.
Production year 2016
Graduated from ISIA institute in Florence, Paolo Grasselli deals with design and interior design. In addition to his latest collaboration with Saba, he has worked with Alessi, Arcade, BRF, CellularItalia, Felicerossi, Tonelli, Poggi, Halto, Horus, Olivetti, Viro, Modoluce, Viabizzuno and Ibebi. Since 2008 he has been the art director of the bio-fireplace company Horus and of the new bathroom accessories brand Mirus. His creations have been shown at Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt and at Felissimo design house in New York. He was an award winner at GranDesign International Award and at Nagaoka Technopolis International Design Competition. He is a professor of Design at Università del Progetto.