Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016 closed its doors with an unprecedented 372,151 total attendees, proving itself to be the world leading fair in the furniture sector. For Natuzzi this important appointment has been just the first step toward a renewed challenge to build harmony by combining forms, materials, colors and function in spaces where design meets the aesthetic and reveals the Italian style and way of life to the world.
In this edition Natuzzi Italia collection presented its main concept on which the 2017 collection was conceived: Harmony among objects and people that makes Natuzzi a real “harmony maker”.
The harmony that Natuzzi exports in the world is born from the inspirations of its homeland, Apulia: from this crossroads of cultures and influences the brand takes the real inspiration which is translated in innovations for the living, bedroom and dining areas with over 20 new models – including sofas, beds, tables and chairs – and new proposals of accessories including lamps, tables, coffee tables, rugs and vases.
The home imagined by Natuzzi is an elegant and harmonious place, where furnishings blend discreetly with the architecture. The mix of colors and materials creates suffused environments, warm and welcoming, that bring the extent of elegance, the detail and quality of Made in Italy to the home.
The Natuzzi Italia 2017 collection finds its maximum level of expression in the new colors, a chromatic philosophy based on perfectly neutral and intense colors that underline and emphasize each other.
Neutral gradations welcome new colors and shades: white, brown and taupe – the main color of the collection – are joined by even more perfect shades of gray, camel, brick, ocean blue and ottanio.
The new colors are enhanced by the different materials used, especially on coatings. The combination of all the materials and finishes offers a harmonious total living, consistent with the brand DNA.
In this edition of Salone del Mobile, Natuzzi Italia presented different sets in which each collections found a natural expression. To interpret the philosophy of living Natuzzi Italia, the brand invited designers Maurizio Manzoni and Roberto Tapinassi of Studio Memo, Victor Vasilev, Claudio Bellini, Mauro Lipparini, Bernhardt & Vella to participate. All the designers worked closely with the stylist Pasquale Natuzzi and the Style Centre that has developed a considerable part of the pieces shown.
First protagonist the Jeremy sofa, designed by Manzoni and Tapinassi, from Studio Memo. Jeremy is a leading model in the new collection, featuring a sophisticated form, as seen in the geometric game beginning in the recess between the base of the sofa and the armrest and continuing into the backrest as well as in the linear feet, that confer a certain sense of precision.
Herman furnishing system and Vico lamp
Herman, the second leading model in the collection, is another brainchild of Studio Memo. It blends harmony, design and craftsmanship, playing with forms and dimensions. The fin-shaped external metallic frame, an homage to Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick, envelopes and embraces the headboard and the seat, giving the entire piece a dynamic feel.
Herman is a furniture set consisting of different modules that come together to create linear, angular and peninsular compositions. It comes with a few coffee tables in various shapes and dimensions that can be combined to create unique compositions perfectly integrated with the design of the sofa.
This set features another important new product – the Vico lamp, designed by Victor Vasilev. This lamp is a luminescent sculpture in every sense, and packs a powerful visual punch. Its delicate, rounded spaces embody the purity of its lines and its presence in space. The essence of this model is rooted in the balance between its base and its head, which appears to be suspended above the structure. This model is available in various metallic finishes, which punctuate the design. The Note armchair, from the 2016 catalog, accompanies this set.
Leggero dining set
Natuzzi’s new dining area products are represented by the Leggero collection, designed by Victor Vasilev. An elegant ensemble that makes lightness of form its strong point, Leggero is Vasilev’s homage to Giò Ponti, the undisputed master architect and industrial designer. This furniture family, composed by the Leggero dining table and the Lisa armchair, has discovered its raison d’etre by eliminating superfluous elements, allowing it to achieve a unique sense of dynamic levity.
Ido sofa and coffee tables, Ilia armchair
Another newcomer to the Natuzzi Italia catalog is Ido, designed by Mauro Lipparini. Ido clean, well-defined lines are punctuated by an intersection of a number of elements that complement the levity of its elegant metallic feet. It also features the unique “kissed” stitching, folded inward to make it invisible on the outside. The sofa comes with a number of accessory elements, horizontal and vertical, cubic and basic. These elements combine, both esthetically and functionally, to enliven different narratives. The Ido coffee tables, available also as card tables, end tables, side tables and support surfaces, develop naturally from their light and slender metallic legs, resulting in a flowing structure that can be matched effortlessly with various styles of sofas and armchairs. It’s a perfect finishing touch to a living room, serving as an immediate support for top-notch esthetic solutions.
Comfort, design and softness are the guiding principles for the new “Ilia” armchair recliner, designed by Mauro Lipparini. Thanks to its reassuring and embracing shape, this structure is visually pleasing, and the extra softness achieved by Natuzzi’s research center by combining two layers of high-density foam with an innovative material, typically used in the textile industry and now being applied in the furniture industry, provides the perfect finishing touch. The wooden base, available in different finishes, is a veritable shell, which connects with its electronic extendable footrests and supports its armrests. Edges are elegantly finished with a grosgrain trim. Ilia is one-of-a-kind model whose design enhances its ergonomics and the level of comfort typically found in recliner armchairs.
Agorà sofa and Meridio coffee table
Agorà is a sofa designed by Studio Memo, which combine modern design with versatility and comfort. Characterized by horizontal lines and a comfort of excellence, – guaranteed by the generous sizing of the seats and the fine foam padding – it is a modular sofa, which provides freedom of composition and ability to create different solutions according to your individual needs.
Inspired by the trends of the 1950s, the Meridio coffee table are the centre of the set. Through the use of modern materials and the conical shape of the metal legs, they approach a decidedly more contemporary mood of décor; in particular, the position of the feet that intersect centrally with the support surface, characterizing the design.
Svevo collection, Roses and Plissè bookcase
Proportions typical of the 1950s are resurrected by Studio Memo’s architects Manzoni and Tapinassi in the Svevo set, which includes the bed, chair, nightstands and bedroom storage. The collection is characterized by rounded and embracing shapes and for the structure of the feet in solid wood with precious metal details. The sofa has proportioned surfaces laying on slender structures as an endless flow down to the floor. Besides the sofa already in the collection, Studio Memo developed a series of furniture mixing shapes and materials. Glass is used on console, sideboard and chest of drawers to highlight the horizontal surfaces.
The Svevo bed is the first of the Natuzzi collection to become an integral part of a total living design. The characteristic wooden legs coupled to metal inserts elegantly support the structure, while the large bed frame and headboard are generously sized for guarantee of convenience and comfort. The Svevo chair set is an integral element of the system. The legs, which are characterized by a metal detail, give elegance and refinement, while the padded seats ensure comfort.
In the sleeping area there is also a small study area where the Re-vive armchair takes central position to combine work and relaxation. Next to the desk the new Roses armchair designed by Natuzzi Style Centre.
The Plissè bookcase is the backdrop to this set. Designed by Victor Vasilev and taking inspiration from the nineteenth-century separé style, this model exhibits a visual lightness that masks a robust structure built from modular panels, held together with supporting brackets. Versatility is the element that sets it apart from the competition – clean, sleek and elegant design make this piece a rather “mobile” element, adaptable to different spatial setups.
The Accademia cupboard by design duo Bernhardt & Vella, complete the dining collection Accademia made up of the dining table and the chair already in the Natuzzi Italia catalogue.
The sideboard is inspired by the linear style of table and chairs and consists of a solid wood box with legs in the same material, a common feature of the whole collection.
Closed and open parts alternate to give more functionality to the container and bring more versatility to the living area.
La Scala sofa
La Scala sofa is a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic Chester model. A masterpiece of craftsmanship, it is characterized by the sinuous lines that wrap around the quilting detail and by its comfort, guaranteed by the fine padding inserted in the enveloping back and deep seat. As always with Bellini’s designs, the Anteprima armchairs with their compact and comfortable lines.