- Art & Design
Joris Poggioli approaches his furniture designs like a sculptor approaches his sculptures. The French-Italian architect and interior designer is known for always putting the formal aspect first in his work, creating timeless pieces that can make as powerful a statement in an interior as a true work of art.
In an earlier interview, Joris Poggioli talked about how he is often inspired by the art of Malevich and Kandinsky and the architecture of Tadao Ando. So, it should come as no surprise that in his own furniture collection he places an equally great emphasis on the formal aspect from which a great power emerges. It is in this way that he attracts the viewer's attention and also managed to charm us. In addition, the French-Italian designer also attaches a great deal of importance to the material which he chooses very deliberately and with which he sets to work like a true craftsman. We fully agree with the description he gives of his own designs – ‘sculptural, emotional, timeless’ – and are therefore very pleased to be able to share them with our readers.
“Sculptural, emotional, timeless”
Poggioli launched his first collection in 2017. ‘Primo Estate' is a series of minimalist furniture in which the designer searches for the balance between presence and absence, between emptiness and fullness. ‘All the focus is on the raw pureness of the form, the undiscussed protagonist, in which the endless research of beauty is explored through harmony and formal perfection,’ we hear. His second collection (‘Enamorados’) also considers the human needs of comfort and contemplation. We see soft curves and elegant silhouettes in tactile materials such as wood, stone, resin and onyx. The designer describes items such as the 'Cléo' room divider, the 'Rick' chair and the 'Orfeo' desk as ‘singular and sculptural pieces [that] impose their presence with skill, while still leaving room for intentional emptiness, the freedom to wander around, transmitting a spirit of opportunity to the wanderer’. The most recent collection, called 'Eden Paradiso', builds on this unique formal language and tactility. The pieces were designed with a certain refinement and timelessness, but also had to be functionally attractive. This dual interpretation ensures that Joris Poggioni's furniture can be used in different types of spaces, various interior styles and for many purposes. In only a short period of time, he has already made a great impression on the world of interior design. At Imagicasa, we are also enormously fascinated by these unique pieces of furniture. The origin of the special combination of functionality and formality can be found in the French-Italian roots of the architect and interior designer. He explains it himself as a balance between French elegance and sophistication and Italian subtlety and eccentricity that together create ‘the perfect symposium of the two cultures’. Want to know more about this designer? Read the interview with Joris Poggioli in the latest art edition of Imagicasa Magazine. Imagicasa Art 2020 can still be ordered from our webshop (while stocks last).
Images courtesy of Joris Poggioli