DESIGN – Exploring the Multifaceted Nature of a Powerful Concept
“Styles may come and go, but true DESIGN transcends fleeting trends.”
It is a language that communicates ideas, not just a particular aesthetic.
The term “design” has English origins and can be simplified as “project” or “plan”, but its roots in Latin, derived from “pro-ject”, meaning “to throw forward”, suggest that design is about having a vision for the present while considering the complex world that revolves around bringing an idea to life.
Design is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses technical, scientific, sociological, and innovative aspects.
Authentic design objects are born from meticulous research on industrial processes, technical and technological innovations, market analysis, as well as
careful attention to details, history, and emotions that shapes, colors, and materials can evoke.
As the renowned American architect and designer, Charles Eames once said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.”
In the vast world of design, our focus today is on interior and exterior design, which includes spaces, furniture, and furnishings, as well as the use of plastic materials in their development.
Plastic has long been a favored material for designers worldwide, allowing them to unleash their creativity in creating chairs, tables, entire furniture systems, decorative objects, and accessories in a myriad of shapes, colors, and sizes.
The characteristics of plastic, such as its lightweight, durability, and versatility in processing, make it a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor use.
It can also be easily combined with other materials to provide desired characteristics such as elasticity, softness, rigidity, or strength.
It’s easy to understand why the use of plastic in furniture and furnishings is a growing trend, embraced by luxury designers globally.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan (April 18-23, 2023), a prestigious stage for companies and designers from around the world, will undoubtedly showcase numerous examples of plastic design articles, appealing to enthusiasts of the field.
While our articles may, as usual, go unnoticed because they aren’t actually innovative or what is typically considered as design objects, they play a fundamental role in the creation of many furnishings. Caps, grommet feet, soft end caps, connectors, screws, washers, fasteners, and other small components may go unnoticed, but they are essential for the assembly of virtually all furniture elements and beyond. Our practical and functional articles contribute to the seamless realization of design visions, ensuring that every detail is meticulously considered and executed to perfection.