DESIGN

The Table-Jewel and the Cult Design Edition

May 25, 2018 admin

The Lux table inspired by superior Italian jewelry is produced by Officina della Scala, which is also the exclusive manufacturer of Franco Albini’s T33 series

Lux Table, designed by Fabio Crippa and Joe Gentile for Officina della Scala

Lux, the result of the collaboration between Officina Della Scala (officinadellascala.eu) and Fabio Crippa and Joe Gentile of Atelier Design Lab, recalls the shape of antique bracelets, a pattern present both on the handwrought bronze support and on the glossy and hammered surfaces, in a sort of embrace.

Detail of the precious and elaborate support of the Lux table

Also on the crystal top of Lux the motif of the embrace underlines the union between a sensual feminine and a protective masculine element.

Detail of the crystal top of Lux

‘The meaning of things’ and ‘the soul of objects’ are back. These are the words used by great 20th century architect and designer Franco Albini to refer to his design, as well as the characteristics of the T33 series of ‘modernist’ upholstered furnishings edited and exclusively produced by Officina Della Scala using his 1933 original drawings, provided by Fondazione Franco Albini.

Black leather T33 sofa, design by Franco Albini, edited by Officina della Scala

From the sofas and armchairs of the T33 series Franco Albini’s whole poetics emerges, expressed through the combination of volumes: a massive element defines the space, lighter yet strong materials such as metal create insubstantial transparencies in a dialogue.

Light leather T33 armchairs, design by Franco Albini, edited by Officina della Scala

Officina Della Scala presents ALLIGHT, composite material realized with stones and various kinds of glass, ideal as a dividing panel that can be back-lit thanks to a patented process that makes it possible to obtain a 1 mm thick slab, and combines it with a glazed support.

Dividing panel realized in ALLIGHT Black Cosmic marble and crystal, frame in painted iron.

Moreover, Officina Della Scala gathers architects, engineers, designers, craftsmen specialized in stone, marble, wood, inlay, glass, fabrics, iron, steel, and important Italian companies since Giorgio Pozzi, CEO of the Mariano Comense-based ‘Officina’, has the dream to “create the most beautiful house in the world.” [Giulia Bruno]