VIS À VIS BETWEEN STOOLS: THE SMALL NOMADIC SEATS REFER TO RURAL LIFE BUT LOOK TO THE CITY

Formally simple but complex by design: the stools presented this year by companies in the sector are once again protagonists in the home, revolutionizing the seating with compact but architectural proposals . They are in fact take-and-put solutions designed to hugthe fluidity of spaces and to suggest new alternatives to the classic armchair or the more bulky chaise longue. Despite their transversal nature, the new poufs nevertheless do not renounce the aesthetic component which, in small and contained volumes, amuses and surprises: designers and planners play with irreverent shapes, saturated colors and carefully studied ergonomic shapes. Also used as simple stools or as small tables tout court , they rediscover the value of the break by suggesting fleeting comfort in a corner of the living room as well as between the tables of a bar.

But the new nomadism, imagined above all to live in the city, looks to the countryside: the rural suggestions inspire Latteria, the stool designed for Fucina that is so reminiscent of the rustic milking version, and Taba, the Moroso collection that mentions an ancient beloved game by Argentine peasants. Let’s find out together.

Designed by Keiji Takeuchi for Fucina, Latteria is a stool with a light soul that comes from a complicated manual process, the daughter of precious workers. The seat, a first project that will be part of a new furniture collection that will be launched in 2021 under the artistic direction of Maddalena Casadei, is in fact produced by milling a single block of aluminum that is five centimeters thick. The milling process allows to obtain the upper piece complete with the handle hole and the three useful attachments for the legs.