Rigor, softness, functionality, artistic imprinting: the apartment imagined by Piero Lissoni exalts the always diverse face of Porro’s systems and collections, which are customizable according to one’s wishes.
In the spaces of the Porro Duriniquindici showroom on 2 levels we find a sequence of wide open environments– from the entryway to the living area, passing through the dining room, bedroom, dressing room and home office – where the 2018 novelties parade one after the other, extending the codes of the Porro home, which can be conjugated into an infinite spectrum of nuances, playing with the combinations.
On the first floor, the chromatic vitality of Porro’s essences heads up the display route with the presence of the Wood Cover custom paneling system in mongoi wood: material surfaces with which to articulate spaces, cover walls and wrap intrusive elements like pillars and columns, creating an integrated view in the name of naturalness. An equipped backdrop on which to hook hanging shelves with unprecedented freedom, Wood Cover acts as a support for the new Gap bookshelf by Carlo Tamborini, a strong aesthetic sign that acts as a bookmark and a source of light at the same time.
In harmony with a new aesthetic that loves to be daring and experiment with colors, in the central living environment the Ex-Libris bookshelf and glass cabinet by Piero Lissoni renews itself, donning Block doors in transparent glass with lock, baseboard and top in the new Black Sugi melamine finish, and new tray shelves in eucalyptus with royal blue lacquered inside. Around the Palladio coffee tables by GamFratesi which, with their marble tops combine in an interplay of shapes and colors, one can sit comfortably on the Kite Sofa couches and Kite armchairs by GamFratesi with their tubular black painted steel structure and beige linen fabric coverings, with an evergreen look and a timeless charm conceived to live just as well in a vintage home as in the lobby of a luxury hotel. The System bookcase in Canaletto walnut, designed by Piero Lissoni + Porro Research centre, astonishes with its visual lightness, showing off its new wide module marked by the new electrified Lift vertically sliding doors in black stained hemlock which, rising up, reveal the fabric covered back panel, and by the new display case with transparent doors and shelves and the new metallic bookend modules.
In the dining room, the new Ryoba table by Piero Lissoni encourages a new domestic rituality with its tapered brass legs and a top composed of solid European cherry boards assembled without glue, characterized by long, narrow proportions and irregular format which do not force the natural dimensions of the trunk, matched with the upholstered Pioggia chair by Piero Lissoni with its streamlined solid ash legs and powder blue fabric covering which wraps the seat and armrests. Elevated on the new T-shaped metal foot, a new generation Modern cupboard designed by Piero Lissoni + Porro Research centre encloses, between 2 solid aluminum tray shelves in a special materical blue finish, a freestanding arrangement of wooden boxes in eucalyptus and giallo mustard, rosso cina and blu reale metal modules, in which even the voids become part of the compositional rhythm. On the wall we find a classic piece like the Load-it bookshelf by Wolfgang Tolk, which takes on a new life donning wall panels in the new ribbed wood texture which dematerializes the boundaries of each module, creating a single enchanting 3D surface.
Around the corner, the installation enters the realm of closets with a small Storage Boiserie corner composition in teak: an accessorized offering with enlightened shelves and hanging racks, a solution halfway between the minimalism of the walk-in closet and the enclosure of the wardrobe, conjugating the vision of the interiors with the warmth of the paneling. We next meet the refined Shoe Rack in mongoi with bent enlightened shelves and a custom-made height to achieve the maxiumum display surface for one’s shoes in just a few meters of length. A newly created architectural enclosure in heat treated oak which incorporates the pillars at the center of the room accommodates a Pull-Out Sliding Storage wardrobe in a niche with cenere hemlock interiors, lights and rich accessories such as tortora eco-leather soft bottoms for wooden drawers and boxes, mirrors in the drawers, and trouser hangers with trays, a true treasure chest for clothes enclosed by grigio seta lacquered thick 32S doors with Boite Aux handles. Between the pillars which are entirely clad in heat treated oak, hiding the wall structures as a craftsman would, the inevitable Dressing Room in mongoi wood unleashes its trunk effect exalted by rich acccessories such as shirt holder trays in glass and wood, trouser hangers, and bag holders with leather boxes.
On the lower floor, turning the finishes around and playing with the styles, the Porro house astonishes for an unexpected decorative mood.
In the bedroom, the Hinged Storage wardrobe is proposed in an airy and precious version with glass sides, Iron doors in burnished brass, and transparent enlightened shelves, leaving exposed the back panel covered with a green decorative fabric designed by Serena Confalonieri, inspired by the icons of Porro design: a refined ornamental motif that represents the Gentle chairs by Front which are shown concatenated diagonally in between light green and dark green wakes.
At the center of the space, a new interpretation of domestic warmth between rationality and sensuality, the Makura bed by Piero Lissoni in linen fabric in the new corda color with its welcoming and inviting shape that curves into a slight volute, shown with Piero Lissoni’s Boxes bedside table in pale moon essence, along with the Hub central drawer unit by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti in pale moon essence with wood and glass drawers on one side and wood drawers with sit-bench on the other, on which to sit to contemplate one’s wardrobe.
Presented together with the 3Table coffee tables by Front, with shelves in different shapes and materials which rotate around each other, the new Curry couches by Piero Lissoni enchant with their asymmetrical silhouette and the relaxed “buen retiro” atmosphere with the precious workmanship of the woven straw back and the soft cushions in colored linen, which make them ideal in a living area, just as in a bedroom or on a patio, for both residential and contract use. In a continuous interplay of contradictions and opposites which collide and harmonize with each other, a large Modern composition combines a transparent display case with glass doors and shelves with a long sideboard in eucalyptus resting on a 20 cm. T-shaped foot. Opaque and transparent, they interweave in the Hinged Storage wardrobe with Block glass doors, characterized by a metallic contour of refined simplicity which displays fabric covered back panels in tortora linen. A vanity niche has been carved out from among its modules to dedicate oneself, created through a Modern + Load-it composition with mirror wall panels and a black stained hemlock suspended shelf.
In the corridor, furnished with the Gallery sideboard by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti with sahara noir glossy marble covering top, black stained hemlock vertical sliding door, and giallo mustard lacquered interiors which stand out on the mirrored bottom, the wall niches hold two Hinged Storage cabinets with thick 32s doors which can be opened 180°, with Clip handles in burnished brass and wide Canaletto walnut doors which, upon opening, reveal interiors adorned with light blue fabric.
In the dining room, which can also be used as an office, the purity of the Materic table by Piero Lissoni in its new variation with calacatta oro marble top and natural sandblasted ash base is combined with the new Frank chairs by Piero Lissoni of Scandinavian inspiration with soft, enveloping shell-shaped body and solid, robust tapered metal legs.
The journey concludes in the cloackroom entirely reserved for the Storage dressing room, with eucalyptus equipments, in mixing different solutions and types – the luminous shoe holder shelves, the changes in depth, the most spacious angular modules – show the mastery attained by Porro in furnishing space, in carefully dosing the shapes, and in ensuring the maximum amount of functionality in every project.