Five designers reimagine De Rosso furniture
To reinterpret archival pieces and previously unpublished works of the company, Italian brand De Rosso has recently presentes a limited collection created in collaboration with five important designers: Adam Nathaniel Furman, Richard Hutten, Paola Navone, Martine Bedin (one of the Memphis Group’s founders) and Ugo Nespolo.
They designed seven laminated furniture: a bookcase, two chairs, two tables and two sideboards, each reflecting the personal style of their creator, but united by the same exuberant use of colour and the typical De Rosso’s language, that is a crossover of pop art, the Alchimia movement and the Memphis movement.
Abet Laminati worked together with the designers and each of the limited edition furniture items is made from high-pressure decorative laminate, with the exception of the bookcase by Bedin, which also incorporates Belgian black marble.
In addition to Bedin’s Slate bookcase and the Chomp chair by Furman, who designed the Lounge Hog coffee table too, Dutch designer Hutten was responsible for redesigning the S.E.C. chair, introducing new patterns and colours to the archival item, while Italian designer Navone created two “ironic” sideboards, titled Watermelon and Meraviglia, the latter of which is a brand new design, while the other is a reinterpretation of an archival piece.
Finally, Italian artist Nespolo created a brand new design for De Rosso – the Febo table, which has a simple structure but is printed with loud “pop graphics” featuring geometric shapes and miscellaneous objects like trumpets, locks, pens and cacti.