Onda, the outdoor furniture collection designed by Pininfarina for Higold, is real.
Onda was born to blend in different environments and, at the same time, to make them unique. Being conceived for the outdoor, the Pininfarina design team took the inspiration from the dynamism, elegance and purity of the ocean waves, the empty space that is created when a wave is broken, resulting in to a hollow or tube wave (“onda” in Italian). The Collection is composed by a modular sofa, a two seats sofa, a armchair and a coffee table.
The heart of the Collection is the structure, an aluminum band sustaining the cushions and becoming the iconic element of the whole Collection.Characterized by fluid lines – as the ones of the wave – the band beyond being an aesthetic element becomes also a functional element, a rigid armrest that can be used to lean objects. The choice of the materials come from the Pininfarina 360° design experience: the aluminum – coming from the car sector – for the structure ,the fabrics – used in the yachts for its resistance – for the cushions.
“We have looked at the magic of nature to give life to Onda which is distinctive and, at the same time, able to be integrated in different environments. Technology and know-how coming from different sectors make it really unique” affirms Paolo Pininfarina, Pininfarina Chairman.
“Pininfarina always brings breakthrough visions and futuristic designs to the world. The design of Onda is influenced by car design in the technology and in the use of top materials. We are sure the new revolution is ready in the outdoor furniture industry!”affirms Alwin Ou,Chairman of Higold Group.
Pininfarina has also authored the Higold booth atSpoga Fair involving the team of Pininfarina Architecture. The goal of the design was to create an outstanding space able be consistent with the design of Onda Collection and, at the same time, emerge in context of the fair.
Onda is the second project born from the collaboration between Higold and Pininfarina, after the Higold headquarters in Shunde presented in March 2017.