sabine marcelis presents new assortment for natuzzi italia




following the success of the primary version of the circle of concord, natuzzi italia continues to develop its design ecosystem, displaying a homage to magnificence and inclusiveness. dubbed the circle of concord — reside the transition, the brand new assortment options completely different design interpretations of the made-in-italy model’s DNA by eight completely different designers.


through the london design pageant 2021 — september 18th to twenty sixth — the natuzzi retailer in tottenham court docket highway will showcase sabine marcelis’ newest assortment.


in a world present process a means of complete evolution, natuzzi italia’s artistic director PJ natuzzi (learn our interview right here) tapped rotterdam-based designer sabine marcelis to create versatile furnishings able to overcoming the boundaries of the interior house of the home from a multifunctional perspective — all beneath natuzzi’s pillars of consolation. 


for the second yr in a row, PJ natuzzi has invited designboom to witness what the circle of concord is about, and the way he believes that forging relationships, creating new friendships and sharing each ardour and love for initiatives ends in sincere and related merchandise.  whereas in puglia, we sat down with marcelis who walked us over the design course of behind her merchandise and commented on how she confronted herself with a bit she had by no means carried out earlier than — a settee. 

sabine marcelis juxtaposes soft & hard materials in collection for natuzzi




sabine marcelis is thought for her modern, forward-looking items that take us to shiny, in some way futuristic locations. for her collaboration with natuzzi, she’s bringing her highly-experimental creativeness to the circle of concord, by which artwork, design and structure come collectively in fixed analysis into varieties and potential supplies. with the thought of getting our objects evolve with us over time, marcelis presents the block couch and the patio espresso desk, two items of furnishings that categorical natuzzi’s famend consolation and aesthetics along with marcelis’ materials intention. 


‘within the new home house, which is liquid and continuously altering, objects should additionally evolve, providing us extra features and following us in every single place,’ stated sabine marcelis.

sabine marcelis juxtaposes soft & hard materials in collection for natuzzi




with the block couch, marcelis explores the thought of a tender type mixed with a monolithic base. obtainable in three-seater couch, armchair and ottoman variations, the gathering has been set on wheels, permitting it to be simply moved across the residence, including to its fluid nature. like all marcelis’s work, the challenge stands out for its innovation: the exploration of supplies, the examine of geometries and the eye paid to the connection with gentle give rise to an expertise that amazes, from its unprecedented visible impact to its shocking dynamism.


the patio espresso desk appears to be nearer to marcelis’ universe, the place pure geometries characterize its important and refined aesthetic. its lightness is emphasised by the bronzed glass with which the construction is made and the distinctive wheels that outline the bottom: a flexible complement, excellent for fluid and dynamic areas that don’t surrender the refinement of design as an indispensable factor for the standard of dwelling.


general, the collaboration with marcelis represents an ideal synthesis between the designer’s imaginative and prescient and the identification of natuzzi.


learn our interview with the designer beneath.

sabine marcelis juxtaposes soft & hard materials in collection for natuzzi




DESIGNBOOM (DB): how did you first meet with PJ natuzzi and the way did you method this collaboration?


SABINE MARCELIS (SM): I used to be launched to PJ via a mutual pal and collaborator, borre akkersdijk. he has additionally labored with natuzzi (see byborre’s collaboration with natuzzi on designboom right here) and I’ve additionally carried out a number of initiatives with him. he urged we should always meet, whereas implying we should always work collectively. I’m probably not an apparent alternative for natuzzi. actually, I feel our worlds are fairly completely different. we every have a really robust identification and design aesthetic. however in a means, I feel that was actually not solely the problem right here however the enjoyable half as nicely — how these two worlds come collectively and create one thing that’s true and coherent to every particular person world.

sabine marcelis juxtaposes soft & hard materials in collection for natuzzi
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DB: your couch is known as block, might you stroll us via this challenge?


SM: it’s fairly exterior my realm to work with tender supplies, and luxury. I primarily work with exhausting supplies like glass and forged resins. I get pleasure from enjoying with these supplies together with gentle, one thing that was troublesome to method on this challenge. however supplies are on the core of my observe, and nonetheless wished to make this seen and palpable. 


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