Naturedesign, a leading brand in sustainable furniture design, is now in its third generation and continues to explore ways to shape modern furniture from ancient woods. Naturedesign, based in Cerea near Verona, Italy, is now led by Thomas Franco, who has created a new collection using traditional artisan techniques from Italy.
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This year the brand was featured at Salone del Mobile Milano during Milano Design Week 2022, showcasing a new collection of materials, including reclaimed rare woods combined with stone, leather, glass and metal in new designs. The company explores the traditional artisan crafts of the region, for example using traditional Murano glassmaking.
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Take the ILL table: the top is made from reclaimed wood from ancient architecture, treated with non-toxic durable paint and placed on a glass base cast on cast iron moulds. This technique gives this durable material the solid structure needed to support such a large piece of furniture, making it unusually strong.
The Waterfall table is made entirely of glass, to celebrate the transparency and lightness of the material. The River sideboard is made of recycled wood, glass and leather.
The Lymph table has a curved shape that evokes biomorphic shapes. Naturedesign uses these pieces to explore not only the structure and shape of reclaimed materials and traditional craftsmanship, but also to explore new concepts. In this case, the Lymphatic Table explores a new concept of conviviality.
Naturedesign uses natural materials, artisanal processes and a low environmental impact supply chain, which extends to transportation designed to curb CO2 consumption. In addition, pieces from this new collection are designed to be packaged plastic-free.
Some pieces in the new collection, such as the Sail table, explore movement, in this case the unfolding of sails. Meanwhile, the Waterfall table has a unique stone-like finish on top that creates textural contrast for a unique experience.
Naturedesign’s chairs, like their Bay Wood armchair, are casual and contemporary with a high-end aesthetic. Soft padding and curved seat are combined with straight wooden supports for a mid-century modern look.
The company also makes a unique bookshelf called the Stem, which hooks into the floor and ceiling for a floor-to-ceiling open bookshelf that can be used front and back and can bend slightly to fit unusual spaces like curved reading and library corners. .
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