Massimiliano Arnone is a Florentine architect and designer who we met during this year’s Operae event, held in Turin from the 11 -13 October.
Having collaborated with various architectural studios on international interior design projects and specialised in researching new and innovative materials, Massimilano presented us with his new collection of furniture inspired by memories, nature and craftsmanship to create unusual but aesthetically simple furniture designs.
In his words, “Careful observation of the world around us simplifies our search for harmony between aesthetics and functionality, manifesting itself in the continuous transformation of human behaviour”.
The “Frac “ chair is a fun and curvy piece that reminds us of a dovetail jacket: born as an origami, it was designed on paper and then cut, bent and secured. The three legs and backrest are obtained from a single sheet of plywood, while the wooden round seat fits right between the curved legs and the backrest. The “soft” version comes with padded fabric.
The “Frangetta” table was inspired by Massimiliano’s doodle of the sun, similar to that drawn by children. From imagination to reality, “Frangetta” is a bright-yellow circular table with radial cuts of different lengths and three legs positioned on the perimeter of the table.
Made of varnished wood, it comes in different sizes, heights and colours making it extremely versatile.
The “Alessia” chair is aesthetically simple and refined, suitable for both contemporary and traditional settings. Born from the development of its streamlined profile, it is represented graphically by two lines that move and intersect.
These two elements, made of birch plywood, are the only components of the chair which when crossed and connected, create the main structure of the piece.
Massimiliano Arnone, designer
Images © Massimilano Arnone