Once again the magic of Chiostri dell’Umanitaria has been the setting, during Milan Design Week, for the 2013 collections by Paola Lenti.
Paola’s “In the Key of Colour” presentation utilised materials, fabrics and colours that were all intrinsically tuned to each other, giving life to a rich chromatic proposal
This was one of our best memories from Salone 2013 – and perhaps furthest from the chaotic-stereotypical image of super glamorous events of the Salone
Flowers, glistening pools, cloisters, emerald green gardens and an explosion of color. We are not in any remote region of beautiful Italy, far from time and space, but at the Salone, in an historic relic of Milan – made of design and modernity.
Pause, relaxation, silence punctuated by classical music whose background harmonies are a series of paintings where the visitors enter and directly connect with creativity.
Slow human moments and movements welcome us with intelligence and a sense of Paola Lenti’s rythmns
Neither a designer, not an architect – Paola Lenti is a lover of design and colour, and again for the 3rd time, she chose to attend the event par excellence of Milan design by bringing her flavors to one of the previously most forgotten spaces in Milan, the cloisters of St Barnabas Street Humanitarian.
Paola’s first “adventure” as a designer, was through carpets, then poufs, armchairs, tables, lamps, pools, green walls, complete furnishings for indoor and outdoor activities.
Interiors – Home Collection 2013
Cover – design Victor Carrasco
Sectional sofa for interior environments with adjustable backrest. The series consists of terminal, central, corner, chaise longue elements and poufs.
The visible structure is made of multilayer bentwood, which is available both veneered, with a natural finish or dyed in grigio chiaro, grigio medio or grigio scuro colour, and lacquered in the new 2013 colours.
Seat and back cushions with removable cover are available in a wide range of fabrics and colours in the collection. The peculiarity of the Cover sofa lies in the backrests, that can be raised or lowered with a simple hand pressure.
The series is completed by a side table made of medium density fibre board, available in the same finishes of the sofa’s wooden structure.
Welcome – design Francesco Rota
Sectional sofa for interior environments. The system consists of central and corner elements, chaise longue and pouf. The steel structure is padded with stress resistant differentiated expanded polyurethane and polyester fibre.
The elements have removable cover available in a selection of fabrics in the collection.
Smile – design Francesco Rota
Armchair for interior environments with fully removable cover made of Sailor, a new Paola Lenti’s knitted fabric, that has been expressly shaped to adapt to this seating piece.
Ivy – design Claesson, Koivisto, Rune
Series of side tables with wooden top.
While the lower surface and the border of the top are lacquered in the new matt colours introduced this year, the upper surface is veneered and available with a natural finish or dyed in grigio chiaro, grigio medio or grigio scuro colour.
The steel base is lacquered in the same matt colours used for the top.
Shito – design Francesco Rota
Series composed of armchair and lounge chair for interior environments made of bentwood; the pieces are veneered and are available with a natural finish or dyed in grigio chiaro, grigio medio or grigio scuro colour.
The structure profile is always matt lacquered tone on tone.
For enhanced comfort the pieces are completed with a seat cushion with removable cover available in a wide range of fabrics and colours in the collection.
Flip – design Francesco Rota
Side table with removable round wooden top which can turn into a practical tray.
The lower surface and the border of the top are lacquered in the new matt colours introduced this year, the upper surface is veneered and available with a natural finish or dyed in grigio chiaro, grigio medio or grigio scuro colour.
The steel base is lacquered in the same matt colours used for the border of the removable top.
The side table can be used also without the wooden top.
Tappetti – Rugs 2013
Petit Point, design CRS Paola Lenti
Series of hand embroidered rugs for interior environments.
The embroidery is executed with one or more wool braids.
The Petit Point rugs are created with different patterns:
>) in one solid colour (Théorie) the pattern is obtained by using different stitches;
>) in different colours the pattern can reproduce little aligned dots (Lisette) or little random dots (Suite), two colours crossing lines(Rythme) , aligned little flowers (Prairie) or a floral design covering the whole surface of the rug (Bouton).
White, Red, Pink Camellia, design CRS Paola Lenti
Series of rugs for interior environment embroidered with different stitches producing different effects and volumes.
The embroidery can be executed with a flat wool braid or with a group of wool yarns in different colours to create a melange effect; the support synthetic net becomes the rug backing.
Produced in limited edition.
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.