Bonaldo, a enterprise specialized inside the manufacturing of furniture and interior design gadgets, is thrilled to announce that the architect Carlo Bartoli, who has been running with the business enterprise for years, has been offered the prestigious ADI Compasso d’Oro, the maximum famend prize in the international of layout.
The Compasso d’Oro ADI award, created in 1954 by way of Giò Ponti, is assigned on the basis of a pre-selection made by using the ADI everlasting Observatory of layout, together with a fee of professionals, designers, critics, historians and specialised reporters, all constantly dedicated to gathering statistics, yr after yr, and to comparing and selecting the exceptional products, that are then published within the ADI layout Index.
The Compasso d’Oro profession Award is granted to humans, agencies and institutions that have made a particularly tremendous contribution inside the fields of layout, studies, manufacturing or distribution. those encompass architect Carlo Bartoli, who has been offered “for being able, in his professional revel in, to combine the consistent cognizance at the quest for the essence of creativity with a unique capacity to empathize with the increase and improvement needs of many furnishing groups. He gives the groups he meets with thoughts which are continually unique and modern, for this reason contributing to their achievement. A rigorous design procedure, break up into the distinct thematic areas, with sobriety and stability, constantly contributing to the enrichment of the Italian layout culture”. Carlo Bartoli has designed many bestsellers for Bonaldo, which include the Octa table series, which gained the coolest design Award in 2014, and the Ketch chair, presented on the Salone del cell 2016.
Order in disorder and lightness represent Octa, which is decisively uncommon and fashionable, characterised through legs built out of metal rods that have been bent and welded. The name, Octa, is derived from the Greek octo which means 8, and it refers to the wide variety of legs that equip this table designed through Bartoli design for Bonaldo.
The idea of a table with legs manufactured from metal rods came from playing the game of Mikado select-up sticks. Order in sickness, lightness, a filigree pattern – those are some of the characteristics that come to thoughts while thinking about this product, which is designed to be uncommon and elegant. (Carlo Bartoli)
The Ketch chair draws its proposal from the world of crusing, each in its call – a Ketch is a type of crusing craft – and in its layout, recalling the shape the sail takes whilst packed with wind: these shapes are on the identical time curved, taut and seamless. The metal body and comfortable padding are upholstered with leather, eco-leather-based or material covers, which are absolutely detachable.
In Ketch, there is a synthesis which in a few way additionally exists inside the international of crusing, in which the shapes are first and primary imposed by means of functional necessities: you best have what’s wanted without a extras. This technique has also been implemented to design this chair: we got rid of all the fancy frills to keep only what turned into strictly important to offer a comfortable seat with an identifiable shape that became simple and a long way from regular. (Carlo Bartoli)