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Of the many fine industrial products incorporating some craft manufacture presented for Milan Design Week, the most eye-catching are the Officina tables and Kyudo chair.

Eugenio Perazza’s quest for a “typically Italian way to design objects and manufacture them in Italy, in a global world where it is increasingly obvious that the differences between the productions of one country and those of another are diminishing,” prompted Magis to present a large variety of well-made pieces, among which we are most impressed by designs by Konstantin Grcic and the Bouroullec brothers.
Konstantin Grcic, Kyudo

Gricic has designed Kyudo (literally “way of the bow”), a cantilever chair in wood inspired by high-performance sports equipment. In 3D beech veneer, it is reinforced with internal layers of carbon fibre, a combination that guarantees a good level of elasticity.

The prototype presented marks the launch of a future furnishing collection that will adopt this material combination.

Ronan e Erwan Bouroullec, Officina

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s Officina tables exalt the wrought-iron process, i.e. iron shaped by a hammering action, one of the oldest methods employed to produce objects.

This millenary technique has been applied to shape a system of legs in an original geometry that can support tops in different sizes and materials (steel, wood, glass).

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