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Mar 8, 2018

Casarredo Welcomes The Hulahoop

Named after a nostalgic childhood game, Hulahoop is the new family of tables designed by Alessandro Busana, available exclusively in South Africa through Casarredo.


The heart of the project lies in the simplicity of the shape, that of a ring or hoop, which is repeated multiple times to make up the base of the table. The name derives from the traditional game of hula hoop which, according to the designer, is the perfect example of how a simple shape, when used creatively, can become a special and surprising object. Hulahoop stands out for its minimalist table top and a frame comprising metallic rings which, owing to perspective, overlap one another, giving rise to a graphic pattern capable of rendering a dynamic image that changes every time depending on the viewpoint. A special feature of Hulahoop is the contrast created between the light-weight shape of the table legs and the heaviness of the metal used to make them.


The result is a frame filled with voids which gives rise to an object that is capable of blending in seamlessly with any setting, adding a touch of lightness to it and, at the same time, a unique personality. A fundamental aspect of the production process of this table is the perfect and successful combination of the industrial component with the human one: machines and men work together to create every single element and hoop that makes up the base of the table. Here is a video in which Alessandro Busana explains how this design came about: https://vimeo.com/189946677   Hulahoop offers multiple combinations of materials and dimensions. The table top – which is free of sharp edges, simple and clean-cut – is, in fact, available in various types of marble, wood, ceramic and glass. The decorative base is made of metal painted in a host of different colours or with copper, brass or pickled finish. Exclusive to Casarredo.

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