Paola Lenti again splashed out in textures, fun and Colour – the 2013 collection is playful, joyful, full of soft and welcoming shapes, classic and simple, studied and expressed in the smallest details.
The ” Leitmotif ” for the exciting Paola Lenti 2013 Collection is once again “ COLOUR ” – something which Paola is able to clearly interpret differently each year.
Paola again rejoiced “in the Key of Colour”, blending different hues and shades to amaze the thousands of Salone visitors yet again.
The Milanese designer again chose to present her new collections at the Chiostri dell’Umanitaria ( a 15th-century renaissance Franciscan monastery in Milan central ), for her aptly named ‘in the Key of Colour’ collection.
A unique coup d’oeil, encased by secret gardens fruit trees and flowers; a surrounding where once again interior and exterior will merge, loosing their natural boundaries.
A visit to this tranquil oasis with its orchard and expansive gardens, is always a Salone highlight – a bright spot amidst this years dreary Milanese weather and a needed relief from the hustle and bustle of Fair itself
The furniture of the line “In the Key of Colour” is an explosion of color that contrasts with the classical architecture of the building.
The raw material is still with us and wide wefts, this time in pink and blue and earthy tones that evoke a ransom to nature.
For the exterior Paola Lenti offers an unprecedented chromatic proposal, executed in dozens of different suites: an enhanced choice among matching and contrasting colour shades which endlessly multiply the expressive possibilities of Paola Lenti products.
The new products are further confirmation of established creative relationships with people who share Paola Lenti’s passion for quality: Francesco Rota, Bestetti Associati, Renato Morganti, Davide Groppi, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Victor Carrasco.
The cloisters are famous for having the 16th century artwork ” The Crucifixion of Christ ” by Bernardino Ferrari (previously ascribed to Marco d’Oggiono)
Composed by four different cloisters called Memory, Fishes, Statues and Wisteria; the cloisters occupy 8900 square meter perimeter including the ex Franciscan Refectory, today called “Salone degli Affreschi”
The Wisteria Courtyard / Chiostro dei Glicini
Splash / swim pools were made by Piscine Laghetto
The Fishes Courtyard / Chiostro dei Pesces
It is impossible not to enjoy the “cabanas” of Paola: Aluminum structures that create true oases amidst the 3 thousand square meters of Gardens and plants
The Statues Courtyard / Chiostro delle Statue
The Memories Courtyard / Chiostro della Memoria
Chiostri dell’Umanitaria – Paola Lenti’s support / responsibilites
Since 2011, Paola Lenti has been committed to a program of restorative works, aimed to give back to the Umanitaria the ancient charms of its Cloisters.
Together with Paola’s key and established Salone partners ( such as Davide Groppi, Menotti Specchia and Oikos, as well as this year’s new collaborators, such as Piscine Laghetto ), the group has again committed dedicate part of the resources set aside for the organisation of the Salone event, to go towards works of careful restoration and renovation of the cloisters.
For the 2013 project, under the guidance of architects Bestetti Associati, the benefacting group has focused on the exteriors, particularly on the restoration of the about 3,000 m² of the Giardino dei Platani: it has designed the area with alternating hedges, flowers and fruit trees, in order to offer visitors the fascination of diverse seasonal scenery.
The complex recovery plan of the exterior spaces also included the restoration of the entrance façade in via Daverio, the new lighting system, the completion of the paving and the accessory cladding, the creation of new mirrors of water and new stone walkways.
2013 Paola Lenti – Outdoor Collections
Cover , design Victor Carrasco
Modular sofa with adjustable backrest for interior environments.
Base made of lackered or veniered wood; seat, back and armrest cushions in expanded polyurethane, with removable cover.
The peculiarity lies in the backrest that, with a simple pressure, change in height by means of a mechanism of gas pistons.
Upholstery is available in a wide range of fabrics and colours in the collection.
OTTO , design CRS Paola Lenti
Lounge chair for exterior environments.
Padding in polystyrene spheres, padding cover in three dimensional 100% polyester fabric.
Removable cover made of a Rope cord in one solid colour or in two-colour combinations sewn in a spiral-like pattern.
Protection Winter Set cover available
Orlando, design Claesson, Koivisto, Rune, Bestetti Associati
Series of large seating elements for exterior environments completed with backrests which can be positioned as desired. Seating elements and cushions have a removable cover which is available in Paola Lenti’s signature fabrics for exterior environments Luz,
Please, design Francesco Rota
Two seats sofa for exterior environments with inflatable structure. The fully removable cover in Paola Lenti’s signature Aero, a new open weave fabric made of thin cords in Rope yarn, is available in different colours suited to an exterior use.
This sofa is supplied complete with a battery motor for inflation.
Juni, design Claesson, Koivisto, Rune
Series composed of rocking chair and pouf for exterior environments with inflatable structure.
The fully removable cover in Paola Lenti’s signature Aero, a new open weave fabric made of thin cords in Rope yarn, is available in different colours suited to an exterior use.
The Juni series is supplied complete with a battery motor for inflation.
Daydream, design Francesco Rota
Sun bed for exterior environment with adjustable backrest.
The non removable cover is directly hand woven onto the steel structure with one or two-colour Rope cords.
Daydream is completed with a seat pad either covered with the outdoor fabrics Luz, RopeT and Brio, or in the Flex version.
Strap, design Victor Carrasco
Side table for exterior environments available in different dimensions. The structure is made of matt lacquered aluminium available in the new 2013 colours. The top is completed by a little central handle made of a one or two-colour Rope cord.
Swell, design CRS Paola Lenti
Sun bed with adjustable backrest. The sun bed has removable cover available in Paola Lenti’s signature fabrics for exterior environments Luz, Rope T and Brio.
Nilus, design Bestetti Associati
Sunshade with aluminium fixed structure; the shading cover is made by sewing a one or two-colour Rope cord in a spiral-like pattern. The sunshade is available in two versions: with a base in stainless steel AISI 304 and concrete ballast to be used on hard surfaces and with pickets for direct anchorage to soft ground.
Lodge, design Francesco Rota
Series of modular left, right and central elements conceived to define and protect spaces.
The structure made of varnished aluminium is available either with base-plates for placement on the ground without anchoring, with specific elements for the fixing onto hard surfaces or with pickets for direct anchorage to soft ground.
The fixed upholstery is made of Paola Lenti’s signature fabric Thuia, specific for exterior environments.
Each element is available in two heights and can be combined with the others by means of a specific coupling system.
A shading roof made of the same materials can be used on the higher compositions.
Agadir, design CRS Paola Lenti
Series of floor and table lanterns made by sewing a one or two-colour Rope cord in a spiral-like pattern.
Taiki, design CRS Paola Lenti
Series of suspension lamps made by sewing a one or two-colour Rope cord in a spiral-like pattern.
Shoji, design Davide Groppi
Series of floor lamps made by sewing a semi- transparent polyester cord resistant to atmospheric agents in a spiral-like pattern.
The lamp sits on a thin stainless steel base.
Greenery, design CRS Paola Lenti con Verde Profilo
Green wall aimed both to decorate and define exterior and interior spaces. The frame is made of steel.
The vertical structure consists of removable containers to be completed with plants or herbs.
A drip irrigation system, specifically conceived and tested by Verde Profilo, allows for the ideal maintenance of the plants.
Shaderplug, design m-ar
Modular shading structure.
The system consists of a hexagon shaped roof and support side panels.
The structure is provided with specific elements for its fixing on hard surfaces or with ballasted base for the installation on soft ground.The elements are connected by means of polyurethane and steel joints.
The cover of Shaderplug elements is available in white polyester fabric treated to be UV-resistant or in Thuia, Paola Lenti’s signature fabric for exterior environments.
The cover is fixed to the structure by means of special Velcro strips which allow for a prompt release of the fabric parts when necessary.
Cosmo, design CRS Paola Lenti
Rug for interior and exterior environments. The elements composing the surface of the rug are completely hand made with a one or two-colour Rope cord.
They are produced in different dimensions with different production techniques: some are created by sewing the cord in a spiral-like patterns, others are shaped to form round decorated modules.
The elements are then sewn together with a yarn in the same colour of the cord.