Italdesign is exhibiting at Milano Design Week 2019 for the first time with a display space dedicated to its most recent industrial design projects.
Italdesign DaVinci makes triumphal entrance at Milano Design Week
Until the 14th of April, inside the Opificio 31 event space at Via Tortona 31 in Milan, design enthusiasts are able to freely access the showroom and take a close look at a selection of the objects created by Italdesign’s Industrial Design Division, in partnership with international clients: the brand-new Faema E71E professional espresso machine, the Okamura Finora office chair, and the Oxolodge Oxolodgy Glitch table, made from ten-thousand-year-old wood.
The objects on display also include genuine industrial design concepts: Esasit, a series of stackable hexagonal chairs, and Bodyfriend Ombra, a carbon-fiber chaise longue with massage function, developed in partnership with Alcantara, the microfiber material manufacturer based in Milan, Italy.
The latest Italdesign concept car, the DaVinci, just back from the Geneva Motor Show, is also on display for the first time in Italy. To celebrate receiving the Red Dot Award for product design, a special edition of the Faema E71E, painted the same color as the bodywork of the DaVinci, is on show inside a special display case, while an operational model is used to offer espresso tastings.
“We take on a huge number of projects in the Industrial design Division, which are all very different from one another,” stated Nicola Guelfo, Head of Industrial design. “For our first year at Milano Design Week 2019, we decided to bring along a small selection which, on the one hand, fitted in with the topic of the exhibition, and on the other best represented our proclivity for all-round functional design, our desire to experiment and the combination between style, ergonomics and technology.”
Italdesign Oxolodge Oxology Glitch Table
Italdesign Oxolodge Oxology Glitch is a luxury table made from a single piece of preserved Kauri wood, over ten thousand years old, from New Zealand’s North Island. The legs, designed by Italdesign, are cast from various metals.
Italdesign Bodyfriend Ombra Concept Chaise
The design of this conceptual chaise longue with massage function, created in partnership with Korean company Bodyfriend, combines sleek, elegant forms, high-tech materials, and an advanced massage system incorporating small pneumatic airbags integrated into the seat, covered in Alcantara.
Italdesign DaVinci all-electric GT concept car is a sports thoroughbred which is at the same time elegant and luxurious. Dedicated to the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, in the five hundredth anniversary of his death, Italdesign DaVinci luxury car features two large gullwing doors which allow simultaneous entry to front and rear passengers. The innovative interior has been developed in partnership with Alcantara.