London Design Festival, Boffi Group events
Boffi Group presents the highly anticipated 2018 collections for the first time in the UK during the London Design Festival at the Boffi Chelsea showroom. London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as one of the design capital of the world. The Festival returns to venues and institutions across the city from 15-23 September 2018. Located in the Brompton Design District, Boffi’s showroom is a destination for architects, designers and end clients across the UK seeking category-defining contemporary furniture; this year Boffi Chelsea celebrates also its 10th year of activity. The three brands of the Group, Boffi De Padova and MA/U Studio, offer unique and tailor-made solutions for home, defining a total living experience.
Boffi showcases two new kitchen designs: Combine by Piero Lissoni and K6 by Norbert Wangen. Combine is a new kitchen programme characterised by a range of monoblocs with specific function and available in different sizes that can be freely combined. Thanks to the characteristic 4-sided finishing of the monoblocs, the system offers total freedom of configuration, allowing up to 12 different islands compositions (angular, zigzag or linear). A selection of extractable tables can be positioned on the backside and can be fixed or extendible, allowing to be compact or offer extra dining areas when needed. K6 kitchen, presented with the presence of the designer Norbert Wangen, is part of the second generation of the K collection of monoblocs.
“”After 20 years, the “K” series is still very successful and 2018 marks the birth of the second generation with the K5, K6 and K2.2 kitchens. New models with new geometry, sinks and larger cooktops. The strength of the norbert wangen collection is the form and function that blend together and never contradict each other.”
For the bathroom, a new model sits within the existing range offering interesting materials and dynamic shapes: Upper Units bathroom (designed by Piero Lissoni and CRS Boffi)
Presented during last Salone del Mobile, three new De Padova sofas are displayed. Blendy is a collection of two or three seater sofas and armchair by Omi Tahara. Inspired by the Sicilian mountain range, the Erei by Elisa Ossino, that will personally present the Sofa during the event, is a modular sofa collection with a classic, yet modern aesthetic. Finally entering the De Padova family are Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi and their Étiquette sofa.
Poet light by Keiji Takeuchi is a luminous disc with a cylinder handle that also provides support. Elementi lamp by Elisa Ossino features spherical elements of different sizes, able to freely aggregate around a thin metal rod in different hierarchical and compositional orders. “The freedom to compose the lamp according to different formal ideas allows the imagination to picture always new alignments, shapes and combinations and to choose solutions where the spheres are either in ascending/descending scalar order or in a freer way.” 2018 also marks the introduction of iconic designs by Italian architects Paolo Tilche and Fratelli Monti. The modernist rigour of the orthogonal lines, broken by the organic natural leather seat and back, indicates that the Rea chair and its design passes the test of time. In collaboration with rattan furniture brand Bonacina 1889, the Silvia and T.54 armchairs have been sourced from their historical archives and are now officially part of the De Padova collection.
After the successful launch in Milan and New York, De Padova presents the 2018 novelties by Danish start-up MA/U Studio: the exclusive new Boffi Chelsea showroom display hosts Mikal Harrsen,MA/U Studio Executive Brand Manager, showcasing the R.I.G. modules in their latest kitchen and wardrobe versions. “The R.I.G. Modules Kitchen Storage extension is inspired by the traditional marketplace and its attentive arrangement of goods and seasonal produce. The idea of an open shelving system in the kitchen is all about celebrating the beauty of food, the tools it requires and the pleasure of the hours lived in this dynamic and social setting.” Preserving its highly technical, yet minimal aesthetics, the R.I.G. is now able to perfectly complement any kitchen or sleeping areas spaces. The system offers extreme versatility and freedom of composition thanks to specifically designed accessories. “The phenomenon of dressing is spectacular and intimate. We enter the wardrobe with the ambition of making a self-assured, elegant and civilized exit. By designing the R.I.G. Modules wardrobe variations, I aimed at creating an inspiring scene for this act.”
Boffi Chelsea, 254 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS
Opening times: 10.00 – 18.00, Monday to Saturday