- Art & Design
Italian furniture brand Acerbis unites past and present by reinterpreting and relaunching some iconic designs. This Remasters collection is now presented for the first time in a physical shop. The showroom of furniture company Spotti Milano is the setting for this collection, with the debut of the side table Florian and a new graphic identity for Acerbis.
For connoisseurs of Italian design, Acerbis is not an unfamiliar name. With 150 years of expertise, the durable company is a pioneer in furniture design. A constant search for modernity has led to many stunning and innovative creations. The company's family history is characterised by a pioneering vision and designs that combine function and avant-garde.
Living and dining areas work together in harmony through refined materials and a new colour palette.
Under the leadership of new creative directors Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces, both with a visionary sense of the contemporary and a passion for design history, the brand united history and the present by reinterpreting several iconic Acerbis designs and launching new versions: the Remasters Collection. ‘We update them for how we live today, with new proportions, new materials and new colours,’ says the duo. Now, for the very first time, it is presenting this collection in a physical shop. Acerbis is doing this in cooperation with Italian furniture company Spotti Milano. The collection is also available on the latter's online platform. For the occasion, Acerbis is also presenting its new graphic identity, created in cooperation with Studio Temp. Spotti Milano's showroom has been collecting visionary ideas in interior design for many years, and Acerbis, with its renewed look, is now also being showcased there.
The exhibition opens with the launch of an updated version of the folding Florian side table, originally designed by Vico Magistretti in 1989. Florian features ingenious functionality and ultimate simplicity, typical of Magistretti. The light table with ash frame consists of several levels, has lacquered shades of mustard, green, spruce and brick, and has a folding structure so that it can be hung on the wall. The showroom with the Remasters collection is divided into two different areas: living and dining. The Life sofa by Roberto Monsani plays the leading role in the living area, thanks to the orange tones of the velvet upholstery and the dark stained walnut finish. The Sheraton sideboard, already avant-garde at the time of its launch and winner of the Compasso d'Oro in 1979, is presented in a new dark green lacquered version.
In the dining area, the Maestro table, a masterpiece of architect Gianfranco Frattini, takes centre stage. It is given a contemporary look in black ash and is flanked by Giotto Stoppino's leather Jot chairs. The living and dining areas work together in harmony through the choice of refined materials such as wood, leather and velvet, and a new colour palette inspired by contemporary, raw sixties vintage cars. Header image: © AlbertoStrada
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