Smania indoor and outdoor collections at Salone del Mobile 2017 reinterpret tailor made wood pieces with refined elegance and enrich high-value materials: wood veneers, leathers and fabrics.
Contrast, designed by Alessandro La Spada, is the indoor collection which breaks old patterns, whose fil rouge is the contamination of styles creating an original interpretation of the luxury lifestyle in the living area and in the office.
Oriental sensations for the Jersey elements which draw inspiration from the weave of a priceless fascinating fabric. Flowing lines on wood and leather upholstery create a unique texture, a dazzling result which catches the eye and directs the attention to chairs, lamps, rugs, sideboards and wooden furniture. The Amal armchair and the carved wooden Jersey sideboard covered in leather, carry out the job of presenting a preview of the series, which will unveil other brand new creations at Salone del Mobile in April.
The Lock elements, as its name suggests, feature an unmistakable shape of a lock that becomes the distinctive architecture of every piece of furniture, from Derby sofa to Dean and Lock dining tables, from small tables to chest of drawers. A game of perspectives which reverses the conventional use of materials: wood that used to be always on the outside is moved to the inside, and the outside becomes a surface made of processed leather or nabuk.
The final effect is a sensory pleasure with a overturning of perspectives and a choice of materials which focuses on a refined tactile sense. Matt tobacco rosewood and matt rosewood, nabuk and black brushed nickel get a new lease on life thanks to careful and skilled craftsmanship, the greatest strength of Smania’s production.
A natural oasis welcomes the brand new products of the outdoor collection by Smania, presented for the first time at Salone del Mobile 2017. The creative flair of Alessandro La Spada moulds organic shapes resulting in soft lines and sinuous curves inspired by scents and sensations of marvellous spring gardens in bloom.
The thin drawing of branching veins, the most intimate and ethereal part of leaves become the impressive canvas for the structure of the furnishings in painted aluminium, a pure wireframe revealed, in all its simplicity, in the Paros small tables with crystal top, in the Ios vases and in the Chios lamps and lanterns.
Light and delicate compositions which meet textured materials, with cutting-edge technical feature, in the Samos armchair and sofa, in the soft Evia chaise longue and in the evocative Hydra armchair with hood cover.
A different aesthetics, warm and welcoming, leads to a blurring of boundaries between indoor and outdoor, which become contact points for a line with a wrap-around look.
Here, full volumes triumph over empty spaces and materials play a decisive role in the narration. The warmth of teak, midway between classic and contemporary, meets stainless steel details and stone tops in the Tahiti small tables. Texture become the essential spark for Cook cachepots and the Tonga container, which are completely lined.
The upholstered armchair and sofa Figi, covered with contrast fabrics, one for the inside and another one for the outside, recall a new design concept where boundaries blend and come together in perfect harmony: furnishings conceived to portray the contemporary living between indoor and outdoor, a perfect choice for open spaces, terraces and winter gardens.
Beside the classic Ice white, Smania at Salone del Mobile 2017 chooses deep tones to present the new pieces of the outdoor collection: Carob ruby, Night blue, shades able to confer great verve to couture creations, Bronze and Pearl to describe warmth, cosiness and firmness