With all of the challenges presented this year, you’d be forgiven for expecting the mood of design in 2020 to be glum or bleak. However, collections like Pedrali’s New Ideas have an optimism and lightness, especially when presented in these dream-like, pastel fantasy spaces.
In a time where functionality has taken precedence over beauty. These New Ideas incorporate extensions to previous design lines alongside new products and two new designer collaborations.
Image: Herkner’s Blume has a petal-like profile.
The first is with Sebastian Herkner, named Designer of the Year by Maison&Objet in 2019, who has created the Blume collection, centred around elegant, rounded lines for chairs and an accompanying coffee table, which each have a flower-like profile.
Image: Rizzini’s Toa Table has applications in both residential and work spaces.
The second collaboration is with Anglo-Italian Robin Rizzini, whose product design centres around his own research into innovative materials and production processes. The resulting design, the Toa Table, has an aluminium, geometric frame that is designed to work with a variety of table top sizes.
Image: “During the design phase, we wanted to include some ‘unexpected’ elements, capable of providing rhythm, yet surprising and able to interpret a space. Ila is in fact a small sculpture,” says designer Patrick Jouin.
Other new releases include the Ila armchair designed by Patrick Jouin – a sculptural chair with strong personality but that also delivers on comfort – as well as Panarea, an outdoor seating collection designed by CMP Design using traditional woven techniques mixed with modern materials.
Image: The Remind chair has been re-imagined with a new look by Eugeni Quitllet.
New Ideas 2020 also includes a continuation of the collaboration with Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet, whose collection first launched with Pedrali in 2018. The Remind chair is the next step in this collaboration, bringing more curvature and sinuous shapes reminiscent on 19th century chairs.
More designs from Pedrali’s New Ideas 2020 collection can be explored on the Pedrali website now.