Skip to content
subscribe
Account
SEARCH

Categories

LASTEST

Salone del Mobile 2019

Natuzzi Celebrates 60 Years at Salone del Mobile 2019

No contributor

On April 10 during Salone del Mobile, in celebration of its 60th year, Natuzzi Italia hosted a cocktail in partnership with Whitewall at its boutique in Milan. Surrounding the theme “Madre Terra” (Italian for “Mother Earth”), the evening featured an immersive mountainous terrain environment that celebrated our planet—complete with sand-filled floors and miniature geysers exploding from the ground. 

Guests in attendance—including Andrea Marcaccini, Francesca Versace, and Roberta Ruiu—enjoyed music by Acid Pauli and Session Victim before closing out the evening with a speech by Pasquale Natuzzi. Natuzzi spoke about passing on the company’s legacy to his son, Pasquale Junior Natuzzi, the brand’s new creative director, who was also in attendance.

For the anniversary presentation, the design house embarked on a mission of self-discovery by presenting a collection where ethics and aesthetics coincide. Displayed in a geographical, multi-room installation by Mauro Lipparini, the collections featured design collaborations with Marcel Wanders and Ross Lovegrove.

Lovegrove’s contribution, the “Ergo” collection, is a suite of bedroom furniture with organic and biological influences. Matching the natural and fluid shapes of the furniture (seen in designs like the Ergo chaise longue, which is both futuristic and nature-ispired), each piece was created using responsible, recyclable, and renewable materials, like FSC-certified wood and natural wax finishes.

The “Dandy” collection by Marcel Wanders—inspired by a globetrotter’s return to their roots—offered contemporary takes on classic furniture. The designs included a New York-inspired bar area with chrome cabinets and a marble top, the Arch bookcase (a modular design in polished chrome) and the Dami lamp, which lends a nod to the glass demijohns used for traditional winemaking.

Natuzzi’s 2019 Salone del Mobile debuts also included collaborations with Mauro Lipparini, Enrique Marti, and Bernhardt & Vella.

SAME AS TODAY

FURTHER READING

The View at The Palm Opens in Dubai with Human-Centric Purpose

Whitewall spoke with John Bricker of Gensler about The View at The Palm in Dubai.

Louis Fratino Finds Power in Images of What We Love

Louis Fratino spoke with Whitewall about keeping the studio a space free from fear of failure.

The BMW Neue Klasse Looks to an All-Electric Future

The BMW Neue Klasse is a statement piece for a new era: design language that references classic BMW for its soon-to-be all-electric lineup.

SUBSCRIBE TO MAGAZINE

COVER Winter Issue 2024 Ludovic Nkoth

THE WINTER EXPERIENCE ISSUE
2023

Subscribe

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Go inside the worlds of Art, Fashion, Design and Lifestyle.

READ THIS NEXT

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Go inside the worlds
of Art, Fashion, Design,
and Lifestyle.