Client / Mingardo
Year / 2017
When in November we had the opportunity to design for Mingardo, we immediately imagined a simple object to highlight the superior craftsmanship ability of the carpenter's shop in controlling technical details. We thought about a stackable chair that could have been easily disassembled and mounted to optimize transport and shipping in a small package. We were not so interested in the final form but we desired that the technical components of the joint between the parties, essential for the proper functioning of the project, were evident and would have adopted an expressive and narrative value: we wanted them to be perceived as the most valuable parts of object, almost like jewels to display. We also desired the project talking Italian in the world. So Brugola was born: an interlocking chair made by iron characterized by clear and essential lines, with sincere aesthetic enriched by visible Allen screws countersunk head, finished in brass. The chair consists of only 7 elements screwed together: the 4 legs and the cross bracing, which constitute the structure produced with metal profiles with a square section 20 mm thick, the backrest and the circular seat, obtained from a 5 mm thick iron plate. The seat is characterized by a screw in its centre that marks the point of union to the legs.
Concept and Design / Martinelli Venezia
Materials / Structure: varnished iron. Allen screws countersunk head, finished in brass
Dimensions / W 48 cm - D 53 cm - H 75 cm (H seat 45 cm)