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OKSÝS, Pininfarina’s first collectible project



Oksýs is Pininfarina‘s first collectible design project, presented during the Milan Design Week at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery.

Oksýs is a chaise longue and an oxymoronic object: it is the representation of how, in Pininfarina’s vision, artificial and natural, man and nature, are not opposing elements but, rather, complementary and part of the same logic.

The chaise longue, produced in Pininfarina’s in-house workshops in Cambiano (Turin), is the result of a single aluminium casting and features the contrast between two textures and two shapes.

The upper part of the seat has a smooth surface, with fluid, accommodating and refined lines that recall the most typical forms of car design by Pininfarina. In contrast, the lower part recalls rock, a natural element par excellence: it is coarse, rough and powerful. The two elements meet and become part of a whole in a balance that finds its centre in the synchrony of forms.

The “collectible” approach is closely linked to Pininfarina’s history. When Battista Farina founded the company in 1930, his mission was to create luxury and grand luxury cars that were collectible pieces, designed and built to fulfil the dreams of the future users. 95 years later nothing has changed: Oksýs will be made in just three pieces, available exclusively at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery.