Swing, a couch collection designed in collaboration by Patrick Norguet and Ethimo, is distinguished by its two-part construction: an exterior metal frame and an inside frame made of pickled teak slats.
Patrick Norguet, a French fashion designer who has worked with such labels as Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Guerlain, and Christian Dior, received his final education at the EDSI, where he developed his signature eclectic aesthetic and in-depth understanding of materials and production methods.
He started his own design firm in the year 2000 and has since worked in the fields of industrial and interior design, in addition to devoting his time to the development of exhibitions for such companies as Van Cleef & Arpels and Renault. Norguet, who won the title of "Designer of the Year" in 2005, is a member of the generation responsible for popularizing the "french touch" abroad. He expertly translates Cappellini's theory of the union between fashion and design in his work, creating bold pieces with broad appeal.
He enjoys tapping into clients' feelings and intuition while designing for companies like Lancel, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, Flaminia, Frighetto, Molteni&C, Gebruder Thonet Vienna, Maxdesign, Modus, Artifort, and Bernhardt. Works by him can be found in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including New York's own Museum of Modern Art.
In the 1930s Spindizzies or Tether Cars were miniature racecars built by hobbyists which drove around banked wooden tracks at speeds approaching 150 miles per hour. Incredibly detailed and aerodynamic,...
Technically skilled enthusiasts of the 1930s loved to race the legendary B.B. Korn cars around the club tracks. Called tether cars or spindizzies, they reached incredible speeds, and inspired thousands...
In honor of the Compasso d'Oro's tenth anniversary, Ptolomeo has been outfitted with warm white LED lighting to highlight the furniture's volumes and create a more luxurious atmosphere. Ptolomeo Luce...