The Paris-based company Adentro presented Carlo Contin‘s latest work, the NINNA armchair, during Salone del Mobile, in Milan. The exquisite furniture item is simple, yet elegant. It integrates a suspended seat, made of leather straps that hang down. This picture reminds us of the outdoor swings we all had when we were little children. A tribute to innocence and a reflection of the happy carefree times. Those times of joy when nothing seemed more important than laughter. In Italian, “ninnare” means to cradle (to hold gently or protectively). Somehow, NINNA does that. It pampers and it holds you gently.
Crafted by hand, the armchair features simple and natural materials: it’s all about the ash wood and the leather. The output is a beautiful minimalist furniture item. As a consequence, it integrate seamlessly into any home’s design. You can put in in your courtyard/ garden and relax “swinging” surrounded by greenery and lush vegetation or you can find a spot in the intimacy of your loft, open a book and enjoy the ultimate ergonomic experience.
The Stacked system was designed by Julien De Smedt for Muuto. Held together using small clips, Stacked comprises modules of varied sizes that are arranged to create many different storage solutions and set-ups. The 835 Infinito modular bookcase was designed by Franco Albini for Cassina. Comprised of vertical elements, containers with doors or flaps and shelves in two depths, Infinito is an expression of possibilities that are designed to bring order to a space. Randomito from MDF Italia is a single unit hanging bookcase (available in white, orange, sand and green) that can also be turned upside down. Combining units provides a larger configuration with a striking visual impact.
Bet you never expected this! Another example featured on Giddy Upcycled shows an armoire transformed into a big, beautiful birdcage for live birds. Of course, the glass is replaced again with more appropriate cage-like netting. Neat idea if you want to show off your feathery friends in style.