| ZANOTTA / MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2008
Zanotta is coming to the 47th edition of the International Furniture Show in Milan with numerous new items and celebrating 40 years of the Sacco armchair, which makes it a point of reference for innovation and design. Its new items include a fresh new series of interior design products that anticipate the latest trends, new finishes/upholstery and a comprehensive and complete outdoor collection. These objects are characterized by Zanotta's imprinting, including carefully selected materials and technology.
Novelties in the 2008 Collection
The padded Domino series designed by Emaf Progetti: this flexible night&day system includes sofas and beds. The sofas are accompanied by light quilts with the double function of increasing comfort and adding a decorative and soft touch to the linearity and formal essentiality of the system. Poufs, trays with or without leather inserts and side bookcase-cabinets complete and enrich the compositions. The Domino collection is modular and can be assembled to one's desire starting with the standard elements. It is inspired in part by Turkish sofas (positioned in the centre of a room) and in part by the versatile Japanese Tatami system. Like Tatami, it can be a chair or a comfortable support to rest on, depending on the layout: from a bed to a sofa, to a relaxing island. A flexible system that transforms and adapts to our nowadays' wandering life. The night version allows the mattress to be positioned asymmetrically on the base, thanks to the addition of a bench module along the entire length, which acts as a frame and creates side space for books and accessories. When used as a sofa, the same longitudinal bench piece becomes a flexible work surface to read on or to carry a PC. A series of cushions of different sizes and thicknesses completes the large Domino "family". Flexibility also characterizes its use: from the home to the theatre, from the hotel foyer to the exhibition area and cruiser liners. Moreover the Domino coffee tables/bookcases can also be combined and connected to many other sofas in Zanotta's collection such as Kilt, Beta, Gamma and Delta.
Delta sofas designed by Emaf Progetti (presented by Zanotta for the first time at the beginning of the year at the shows in Cologne and Paris) are the successful interpretation of the "modern comfort" concept. The structure includes elastic strip springing and contains and incorporates a seat cushion; a single large and very soft down pillow is the backrest supporting the profile of the body at 45° or 90° when the armchair is extended. There is also an ample choice of feet, which are available in 4 versions: nickel-plated and brushed steel, natural oak, wenge stained or invisible ABS.
The Club indoor sofa and armchair designed by Prospero Rasulo have an enveloping and organic shape, thanks to their concave and curvilinear painted steel structure (they are available with either fabric or leather upholstery).
There is a new look to Arik Levy's Level bookcase, which is not only "geometric" compared to the former version: the structure's new assembly system allows reducing costs and the retail price. It is available in 12 mm MDF with natural oak or wenge stained finishes and grey, orange and green backrests.
The Pablo mirror designed by Gabriele Rosa (making its debut with Zanotta) has 5 mm overlapping crystal components forming decorative panels and producing a great result. It is hung either horizontally or vertically with steel fasteners on a wall..
Starting this year, outdoor products will have a special place in Zanotta's vast catalogue. They include the Kate chair, an important step for this series of chairs designed by Roberto Barbieri. They are stackable and come in entirely transparent polycarbonate or coloured polyamide paste. The chair is already glossy when it is taken out of the mould. Great attention to comfort and ergonomic design make it a quality product at a reasonable price. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
An excellent new product: the Sanmarco table designed by Gae Aulenti in 1984 is proposed in an open-air version. The painted steel structure has an 8 mm stratified, laminate surface with special channels excellently suited for outdoor use (as does the matching bench).
An important position in the outdoor collection is held by the Club sofa and small armchair designed by Prospero Rasulo. Their internal structure is in painted steel (suitable for outdoor use) and woven PVC rod with reinforced nylon.
The Talia chair, a design elaboration of Lia by Roberto Barbieri in a stackable and transportable version, can be further integrated for outdoor use due to its woven PVC rod structure reinforced with nylon.
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