Independent British retailers bring innovative Italian style to the UK
Independent British retailers partner a new generation of young designers to bring innovative Italian style to the UK.
ToDesign in the World was set up by the Torino Chamber of Commerce to connect established independent brands with a new generation of designers
Successful appearances at 100% Design in London, has allowed these talented young Italian designers to showcase their craftsmanship to a discerning audience for the first time.
Now a handful of these unique designs are available to buy in the UK, for the first time, from leading London design retailers:
Adriano Design for Riva: `Angiolina`
This award winning design takes cooking pasta to a new level – one that combines sublime design with perfect performance. The unique shape was inspired by family stories from WWII where `Granny Angiolina used to cook pasta in sauce cans instead of throwing them away`. It has won the IF Design Award 2011 and Good Design Award 2010.
The Angiolina pan is available from Do Shop London – £220.
Brunazzi for Metalco: Rivola bench
This sophisticated statement piece is a study in functionality and ergonomics and works beautifully in contemporary living rooms. Each bench is made to order.
To buy visit `eliská` in New Quebec Street, London, or visit eliskadesign.com. Price on request.
Luca Pegolo for Haute Material: `Dondoli`
This collection of rocking animals is completely enchanting and the craftsmanship involved in making them, exquisite. Each item is unique – no two rockers are ever the same.
The donkey, pig, white and black sheep are made completely from recycled and recovered materials : antique fir wood beams from demolished buildings from the 1880s, and felt or leather.
Available to buy from Monogrammed Linen Shop. Price on request.
Lamur for Bertocco: `Lumhier’
`Lumhier` is a stand-out, innovative, yet simple design to bring light into the home. Lamur founder, Anna Casale, has designed a unique collection of wall lamps that provide light, yet look like art.
To buy visit `eliská` in New Quebec Street, London, or visit eliskadesign.com. Price on request
Lana & Savettiere for Mabele: `Fragile
The `Fragile` design piece is an ironic, amusing yet stylish interpretation of one of the simplest and well-known objects used in our daily lives – the cardboard box. Made of laser-cut steel, Fragile is a coffee table with magazine rack that can become a vase or an object container.
`Fragile` is available to buy for £350, from Do Shop London.
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