In 2012, after working on the design and construction of some chairs, we had the intention of designing one that was aesthetically light, working on transparencies: we therefore decided to use Plexiglass for the seat and back.
The low armrests allowed us to work with two joints on the legs, avoiding to weigh down the lower part with a band. The lateral joint with three elements joins the back leg back and the armrest, giving the aesthetic motif to the chair.
The plexiglass backrest is tilting and adapts to different postures. The first series of “Block 55” chairs was made of solid oak; in the following year we completed a series of “Block 55” with different essences: wengè, iroko, padouk, maple.
New model designed by Nicola. This chair is entirely handmade, designed to be comfortable, halfway between an armchair and a dining chair.
The structure is in solid maple wood, the seat is in Vienna straw, made by our talented straw maker Giovanni, while the back is padded and covered with a rust-colored upholstery fabric (but the backrest top is removable and interchangeable) .
The iron rod is like a line in space with which to create any type of design. The diameter of the section of the rod is chosen according to the size of the object to be created or the stresses it is supposed to sustain.
We have used it together with solid or reclaimed wood to make many projects of chairs and stools, lamp frames and furniture legs.
The triangular profile of the side is the central element of the design, and all the other elements of the armchair originate from there.
The structure of the piece is in fir and oak wood. Both the sides and part of the back have become surfaces to be decorated with inlays of various essences: oak, maple, walnut, chestnut, some planed and polished, others kept unfinished. Then there are the seat and back cushions, made by Alessia di Abiuno, a very original brand of handmade bags, which had already collaborated with us for the upholstery of some works.
The backrest cushion, on the other hand, is fixed to the structure thanks to two leather straps which, passing through slots carved into the wood, are fastened to each other on the back of the armchair with real buckles. The final effect is a sort of backpack clinging to the back of the armchair.
The fabrics used for these components are very particular: they are waxed canvas, shipped directly from historic English factories. The wear of time makes them more and more beautiful.
“Gufo” is therefore a double-branded prototype: Laquercia21 and Abiuno; I hope that this collaboration will become an opportunity to deepen a study on ergonomics and the possible evolutions of the armchair object, and perhaps , why not, launch over time a small series of padded seats.
The research that inspired the design is guided by the intent to reduce the components of a chair to a minimum: 4 solid wood tables and three joints. The model, made of Italian walnut, toulipier and mahogany, recalls a medieval throne, embellished by the dovetail joints that join the seat to the legs.
The backrest in mahogany, flexible and slightly inclined, is removable and is inserted by pressure into a slot carved into the top.
The design of the chair, based on the intersection of three oblique lines and characterized by the unusual fold of the front legs, recalls the leap of an antelope. The backrest is tilting and comfortable, the rear legs that extend allow you to use the chair even in a relaxing position.
The footprint is not small and this makes it especially suitable for large environments. Seat and back are made in patchwork of different essences. The first collection of “Antilope” chairs was made in national walnut, maple and wenge.
The slender and linear structure of these chairs is in an iron box. The powder coating of the iron can be colored, oxidized or transparent.
Due to its sturdiness, we have used this model mainly for decorating public spaces (bars, restaurants, etc), varying the materials and colors of the seats and backs, and combining the uniqueness of the pieces and overall harmony. An alternative to wood (new or recycled) is the use of seats and backs decorated with resin finishes.
The “Pixel” series was born as a project for recycling wood wastes: little squared pieces of wood with different lengths. We decided to reuse these pieces and create something with them: we assembled them to create tables and stools. Using these little fragments we created wooden mosaic tops. The different natural colors of the wood species created an effect similar to a digital image enlarged to excess.
The first prototypes of this chair, la Sediamobile, is the result of a long experimental journey, started in 2009 and ended in 2011. We designed this chair for an exhibition in Rome using italian walnut and mahogany. The backrest is composed of two very thin solid wood arches, fixed by contrast against the frame: the natural elasticity of the wood acts as a spring and makes the backrest tilting, making it able to adapt to the back when some sits on the chair. In the following years we created a new series of Sediamobile using different wood species: maple, wengè and national walnut.
We can replicate this chair in any kind of wood.
Ancient beams are an excellent starting point for making furniture and sometimes by carving them you can create something really special.
The idea behind this bench is the integration of old chairs’ frames with a new wooden structure. This piece of furniture is not replicable at any time: it depends on which chairs’ frame we have. It’s very difficult to find these vintage old chairs, so, if you would like to have one, do not hesitate to contact us but, maybe you contact us in the very precise moment in which we have plenty of vintage chairs!
You choose the ingredients!
Our catalogue has to be taken as a guide among our creations, ideas and kinds of solutions for decorating your home. They are a sort of family albums which show all the furniture designed and built along the years.
You can use it as an inspirational idea and move from it towards your custom-made and personalized furniture.
You can mix the ingredients as you like it: shapes, materials, dimensions, woods, reclaimed or new solid wood. This is the starting point which leads you to your customized handmade furniture!
And then… we do the rest!
First of all we create a 3D project which gives you an idea of the result. From this step we start to modify the project as you suggest. We continue until we don’t reach your ideal furniture!