Milan-based studio Metrica has created a collection of Italian furniture for Australian design brand, SP01 that it said “captures the spirit of the Australian lifestyle”. Like all of SP01’s furniture, the ten indoor furniture pieces, which include occasional chairs, armchairs, desks, benches and a sofa, are made in Italy.
The pieces build upon an existing collection by the Italian studio that was debuted last year during the Salone del Mobile. While the original collection featured solid ash timbers and sculpted hand finished wood, the new additions incorporate satin metallic finishes such as pewter and brass and satin black steel combined with marble.
When developing the new additions to the collection, Metrica – led by Lucio Quinzio Leonelli, managing partner, and Robin Rizzini, chief designer – said it wanted to reference the design of some of the collection’s original pieces without simply replicating them. “We tried to progress and improve while retaining the spirit of the original collection that has an international DNA,” said Rizzini.
Matt Lorain, head of design at SP01, added: “Of the original eight pieces that Metrica designed, each really had the potential to be developed into its own collection, every piece had a very distinct character which gave us a lot of detail and design language to work with.”
The Holland dining table that was launched last year is now joined by a desk, bench seat and console that, while incorporating a more complex material palette of Marquina and Carrara marble, reference the stance of the original table by using the same angles in the design of the legs.
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