Inspired by Brazilian embroidery, the RENDA collection of perforated metal furniture by Bianco Barbato Design casts shadows as cool as the products themselves.
Renda Perforated Metal Furniture
The RENDA series was inspired by the Brazilian handcraft of lace embroidery. Using laser cutting techniques on folded metal, the resulting hollow forms of the material create an interesting lace-like pattern and cast unique shadows.
The pieces are then finished in copper, bronze or electrostatic white paint.
Chair with Cushion:
The Ottoman (Pufe):
Lounge chair with ottoman:
Material: carbon steel with a copper finish, brass finish or eletrostatic white paint version.
• Lounge chair 40 (seat H), x 53 (W) x 56 (L) cm
• Side table, ottoman 40 (H) x 53 (W) x 53 (L) cm
• Chair 47 (seat H) x 47 (W) x 47 (L) cm
* Inox steel version upon request
POLTRONA AUSTIN . RENDA
Bianca used this same technique when participating in Brazil Artefacto’s Poltrona Austin. A challenge for the brand’s 40th anniversary that asked ten designers to reinterpret the Austin Armchair.
About (from the designer’s site):
Bianca Barbato’s creative universe is more than just home utilities, it is an artistic designed work with a strong identity.
Her work combines playful and cozy forms with a Brazilian influence applied on unusual materials and also influenced by modernist geometric forms and organic textures. Nostalgic elements are a source of inspiration to her. The designer works with different types of raw materials and technologies such as molded resin, molded plywood, copper, brass, steel, tiles and textile. Her research navigates from artisanal to industrial fabrication process. The results are unexpected visual effects that translate the artistic concepts of the designer.
Bianca is a product designer born in 1978 in São Paulo, Brazil.
She opened her design studio em 2006 in Rio de Janeiro.
Today she lives and works in São Paulo.
For more information regarding the RENDA collection, e-mail: [email protected]
all images courtesy of Bianca Barbato