We took a vist to Residenze Litta in Corso Magenta where we spoke with the designer, Gian Paolo Venier, who explained the details about the Ivory Collections. It is very much a game of contrasts. Wood and Corian, old time joints vs contemporary couplings, the hardness of the monolith vs the poetics of engraving, naturelness of wood vs last generation finishings, the absolutely clean outer shell vs the inner organization of the object. The superficial and the substance.
Huxley is one of the pieces exposed at the exhibition. It is a cabinet consisting of tow mobile parts made of natural eastern black walnut covered with engraved and lacqierrd structural polyurethane. Its system of built-in clasps make it easy to open and close and it has spinner micro wheels.
This collection is also avalable for customization. It was something that took quite some effort from Venier to make it tailored for an exclusive living.
His other two collections were also being exhibited. The Lak Collection and the NA_NA Collection.