Small Armchair by Alberto Salvati and Ambrogio Tresoldi
When you Google Alberto Salvati, the #10 of the 999 Armchair Book is not an easy find. Salvati and Tresoldi dessigned it already in 1960 for Gaffuri Eligio & sons S.n.c. (a General Partnership) which doesn’t seem to have a web presence.
Libero Rutilo was born in Montreal. As a boy, he lived in Rome, Naples and Canada. In 2005, he moved to Milan to work with Alessandro Mendini, later he started a cooperation with several design studios. Ekaterina Shchetina was born in Krasnodar, southern Russia. Already as a young girl, she revealed a strong artistic talent, which leads her to the Belle Arti. Subsequently she moved to Milan, where she completed her studies and began working in the field of interior design. In 2012, Libero & Ekaterina founded the Designlibero study for product and interior design. Their works stand out for their originality and creativity receiving awards and honorable mentions in international design competitions and they are published in many magazines.
Via the RSS feed here from Core77 my eye was drawn to this chair.
It is nice to see Philip as always generous in showing the “making of” his mostly limited editions.
The Thanatos Furniture Collection is inspired by morbid forms and structures at the end of vegetation during autumn.
For this collection, Philipp Aduatz developed his own material, a resin-marble composite, combining the material advantages of stone and resin polymers. The material is composed from cast resin filled with a marble powder additive, a waste product from marble industry. During marble production processes, the marble industry generates large amounts of waste that give rise to environmental pollution. This project should demonstrate a possible application of these wastes.
The collection further represents the result of an intensive one-year research and experimentation in mould making techniques. First, a fragile model from paper was made for each piece. The chair and the table were cast in one piece in experimental moulds made from plaster. For the stool, first a master pattern was cast in experimental moulds made from silicone rubber and a composite material. Finally, durable silicone block moulds were made to replicate the stool in a larger edition.
Main goal was to develop an ultra-resilient but also tough material suitable for long-term use. Because it is cast in one continuous material, it can easily be refurbished by sanding and polishing as often as necessary. These properties together make it a sustainable and exceptionally long-lasting material.