It has been a big year for Italian company Porro, having launched a collection of modular pieces designed by art director/designer Pierro Lissoni and having its furniture designed by GamFratesi make its way into the new linen collections of Frette.
Porro launched the new modular collection in September. Following this and after choosing the pieces to include in the autumn-winter collection of 20/21 for Italian linens manufacturer Frette, the company took part in this year’s Genova Boat Show in October where its Metallico table and Neve chair were featured at the Sanlorenzo booth in the event.
Modular Furniture Designed by Pierro Lissoni
Developed with the firm’s very own Research Center, the new modular collection includes modern cabinets, wardrobes, dressing rooms, bookshelves, tables and beds all designed with a modular system that has electrification embedded within the cabinets, eliminating the sight of wires.
The cabinet system blends seamlessly within the architecture of the home, with storages that reveal hidden niches. Built with new materials that include Verde Rameggiato marble board and a strongly textured heat-treated oak for the cabinet doors that contrast the cabinet’s metal frame, the cabinet system is a visual display of material compositions in different textures and shades.
Light is introduced in the storage system of wardrobes and dressing rooms also with a wireless lighting system that transmits electricity through electrified bars inside the structure and hidden from view. The light can be adjusted depending on the intensity that is desired. The dressing rooms feature open and closed spaces with glass doors along compartments closed by panels made of white cherry wood. A cuvée finish was chosen for the structure and the metal parts, which made the composition of the pieces look lighter.
Lissoni also collaborated with designer Giacomo Cattaneo and created the Glide sliding doors, also included in the new collection. The L-shaped doors are custom-made and can be painted in white, cuvée or black. Customers have a choice of transparent, smoke or reflex glass and can opt for the Glide doors.
Other key pieces in the new collection include the Pascal and Materic table, both designed by Lissoni, paired with the Curry sofa. The Pascal table is slim and robust and is presented in wood and cement with a Sahara noir marble top that contrasts with the industrial wing structure in die-cast aluminum. The Materic table is a contemporary classic from the Porro catalog and it combines 2 geometric shapes made of different materials. Built with an upside-down assembly, the typical solid ash finish for the base is now on the top of the table, with the conical base made of metal, burnished brass or stainless steel. The Curry sofa was a result of the transformation of the Curry daybed released in 2018. It features a geometric matrix with a trapezoidal shape, with the structure finished in solid black stained ash.
Image Credits: 2020 Collection. Courtesy of Porro.
Porro selected by Frette for A/W 20/21 collection
Italian luxury linen company Frette, has also selected the designs of Porro for their autumn winter collection for 20/21. GamFratesi designed the pieces that were selected which includes the Palladio trapezoidal bedside table and the Kite armchair.
Image Credits: Porro’s design has been selected for the new AW 20/21 collection of Frette, the luxury linens crafted from the finest fibers in Italy. Courtesy of Porro.
Porro at the Genova Boat Show 2020
The iconic pieces of Porro designed by Lissoni also made their way to the Genova Boat Show this year, as they were presented in October 2020. Metallico, a dichotomic furniture piece was unveiled at the event, complemented by the Neve chair, which displayed a play of sharp lines from the chair’s support structure and its round legs.