Stories about a collection.
The first collection of furniture iBarzaghi, designed by Monica Ferrigno and Carlo Dameno, is divided into five themes or “stories”: Charles, Mies, Otto, Capitello and Giardino d’inverno. All pieces in the collection are designed to enhance the wood and the typical processing of Brianza, a modus operandi near to
the world of sculpture than to that of the carpenters. A type of work resulting from the increasingly rare manual skills of the artisans of the past is not separate from the use of the most modern industrial machines.
By using again the iconography of the traditional furniture made in Brianza, but looking at it with a contemporary language, its essence has been enhanced defining the shape as a mere consequence of its function. The technical details have been brought out, the skeleton of chairs and tables have become the focal point and the true beauty of the entire collection composed of five zones or “stories” (a beloved definition by designers), because there is always a story behind every project adding to the Company history. Joints and the match points of the different furniture components are the main features, because you can understand immediately that these are masters of greatness. The collection highlights the strong points of craftsmanship, that it is to say the ability to find a perfect solution for all technical problems involved in the production of furniture, tables or chairs.
The star attraction of this collection is black walnut wood or hickory (scientific name ‘Juglans Nigra’), a variety of walnut wood native to North America, but widespread also in Europe. Being among the finest and most resistant essences worldwide, the black walnut wood has been always used by the greatest master artisans on the Italian territory to make high-quality furniture. The decision not to use lacquers or special varnishes is the logical consequence of the project revolving around the “naturally chosen” theme, a leitmotiv of the entire collection. Natural materials and shapes coming out from this research into Brianza roots, but looking ahead and at an international scenery.