Stefano Giovannoni designs Frame for GHIDINI1961, a new collection composed of sofas, armchairs, dining and coffee tables, bookshelves and cabinets.
Everything starts from a simple element: "the joint", which, combined with elegant rounded 45 degrees extrusions, creates an almost infinite family.
The collection is characterized by organic junctions that – in their possible combinations – create minimal, compact and powerful structures.
Frame is built starting from few elements that are able to create a large family with essential lines.
Small tables and storage units are played with different materials, such as glass, wood and marble, while the sofa has a leather structure and fabric cushions.
Base in painted and strapped metal. Backrest in rubber in different densities with plywood panel.
Back cushions in high grammage wadding with internal rubber insert. Seat cushions in polyurethane rubber of different densities. Side and back sides in natural cuoio leather.
All covers are completely removable for both fabric and leather versions.
The sofa and armchair is based on the Frame family of castings. The frame castings are made of Italian alluminium, die casted in-house at Ghidini1961. Polished manually, and lacquered with transparent finish to guarantee a longlasting durability.
Wool bouclé creates an attractive and modern texture summed up in an elegant structured plain that plays on the refractive effects of the fibres it is made of. The result is one of the most up-to-date and sought-after designs of the moment.
Warp and weft create a grid of frisé linen and viscose cablé for a rich effect accompanied by a warm colouring.
Revive 1 is a vibrant upholstery textile designed by Georgina Wright. Made from post-consumer recycled polyester (PET), it is especially created with a focus to reduce the environmental impact both in production and natural resources. Sourced from Kvadrat (https://www.kvadrat.dk/)
ADAMO & EVA Velvet
An exquisite quality of Italian-made cotton velvet that is soft, versatile and hard-wearing. A palette of 19 colours comprising striking, traditional and neutral shades. Sourced from Dedar (https://dedar.com)
Yarns of different types and thicknesses create a textural weave and confer a slight matelassé effect to the surface. Soft and consistent to the hand, hardwearing and ideal for heavy duty seating. Sourced from Dedar (https://dedar.com)
Panama weave with slightly shot yarns. A special, careful blend of linen and viscose and a new construction which enables a reduction of the textile weight whilst guaranteeing the aesthetic quality, usage and durability, and also offering good value. Sourced from Dedar (https://dedar.com)
Bringing together both natural beauty and a sense of finesse, this elegant yet casual fabric has a unique structured surface that adds and extra dimension to any interior design scheme. With a back cloth that gives extra stability, Clay is perfect for upholstering furniture. Sourced from Kvadrat (https://www.kvadrat.dk/)
A classic twill. A particularly thick thread/yarn highlights the “Z” diagonal motif which makes the fabric more dynamic. The shiny and matt threads enhance the effect of the light on the surface. Sourced from Rubelli (http://www.rubelli.com/)
Safire’s coarse surface structure gives a subtle handwoven appearance that is both unique and dynamic, adding a special and unique dimension to this upholstery fabric. The thick boucle and chenille yarns contribute to its wooly handle and soft appeal but also gives a vibrant two-tone effect. Sourced from Kvadrat (https://www.kvadrat.dk/)
100% cotton corduroy. Sourced from Jab (https://www.jab.de/)
Tivano is a semi-aniline leather with a hand-buffed finishing and a stone-washed effect. Produced with cattle of European origin, it has a thickness of 1.2-1.4 mm. The size of each skin is about 5 sqm. Due to the technical characteristics of the finish it is not possible to grant high surface resistance to rubbing or light. Furthermore, the particular processing does not guarantee uniformity of colour between different batches. Sourced from Penelopeoggi (http://www.penelopeoggi.com)
KAIROS COLLECTION Leather
Natural leather in Nabuck finishing
LINEA COLLECTION Leather
Natural leather with natural grain
AIDA COLLECTION Leather
Nappa leather with aniline finish
Born in La Spezia, lives and works in Milan.
Stefano graduated in architecture at the University of Florence, and is the designer who has worked more than any other in the world of home accessories and kitchenware.