The President Gold Edition interpreted by Gallotti&Radice (Pav 02, Stand D 14) is semi-transparent and made of a single material: extralight tempered glass, decorated with an exclusive crisscross gold finish. This exclusive collection has been produced in a special numbered edition. The metal parts supporting the structure (also painted in the same finish) make this semi-circular desk into a functional piece, and a cable management hole can be made in the top on request.
The entire Santambrogiomilano (Pav 01, Stand F 02) stand pays homage to this noble and very ancient material, with a large table and an integrated wall system, but it is Porro’s (Pav 04, Stand B 08) display that underscores its potential to the absolute maximum. Designed by Piero Lissoni (art director of the company), The Electric Box by Porro was inspired by the Casa Elettrica showcased by the architects Figini and Pollini at the 1930 Monza Triennale. It is an illuminated 12-metre transparent box that draws on the Storage wardrobe system. At first glance, the installation looks abstract, but on closer look it becomes a multifunctional architectural furnishing piece, thanks to the styling that hints at its possible uses, as a cupboard, a bookcase or a piece of kitchen furniture, capable of inspiring the bravest of designers to experiment with all its various possible combinations.
Absolute, bold transparency is offset by textured knurled or undulating surfaces that break up light, diffuse it and distort the images seen through it. One such example are the doors of the vintage-style Cabinet Pixi from Liu Jo Living (Pav 01, Stand F 16), while the ribbed glass doors on Diesel’s (Pav 03, Stand B 11) bathroom furniture support the extremely minimal Corian® top, making for an overall industrial/retro look.