This week’s True Design collection from Afritaly is all about the shapes, curves, epicentres and linear blocking. Each piece pops out in its own way, giving the consumer a taste of how design is evolving in the 21st Century. We are quite smitten with three pieces in this collection: the 528 Indochine, the 635 Red and Blue and the Telo Lounge chair. The 528 Inochine designed by Charlotte Perriand from Cassina. The revolving small armchair with four legs has a frame in solid walnut or black stained ashwood and the feet in plastic material. The construct of the legs in combination with the back is one of the most attractive design elements we have seen for some time. The back is padded CFC-free polyurethane foam and comes in a leather or fabric upholstery. Another goodie from Cassina, which is designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, is the 635 Red and Blue. This lounge chair’s frame is in black stained beech and the seat and back in lacquered multiply wood. With its subtle play of horizontal and vertical lines, this Neoplastic chair became a manifesto for the De Stijl, so that all the parts for its frame fit together overlapping rather than using joints. The primary colours of the design in tribute to Mondrian’s painting, with its red, yellow and then black for the frame, mark out all different parts, each one with specific functions. Designed by Sebastian Herkner of Cappellini, the Telo Lounge Chair is evoking the appeal of camping seats found in the Afrikaans lodges, the Telo lounge is designed according to a modular concept to be integrated in relax systems with circular and semicircular configurations. It’s available in variants with an integrated table and tray. The support structure is made of a stainless steel tube with circular and oval section in a matt finishing available in white, anthracite, teracotta and mustard.Contact: Afritaly
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