Arpa | Arpeggio by F.LLi BOFFI
Arpa | Arpeggio
Giopato & Coombes
The peculiarity of the table Arpa is in the development of the legs that are inspired by two different architectural periods.The support is in fact composed by a double set of legs on two concentric circles, but merged into a single entity structure: the "external" leg takes the classic leg "Convertible" but upside down, and refers to the Queen Anne style, but the central pedestal refers instead to Regency style. While the first style is characterized by graceful and female lines, the second is distinguished by a taste masculine even if always romantic. This "cage" structure, studied in detail, is the strength of this piece, which also seems inspired by the graceful shapes of nature. The complicated construction supports the simple oval oak pickled gray top, that emphasize the shape below. The chair and armchair Arpeggio take up the sinuous movement of the table with clean and sober lines to accompany him with the lightness and delicacy Also in this case there is the play between different styles and eras. It may in fact recognize in the legs the shape of quadrangular buttresses that support the churches and basilicas of late antiquity that also in this case support the seat. The profile favors the back creating a comfortable and enveloping chair, available as dining chair with a high back and as "small throne" with armrests.
Designer: Christopher Coombes Cristiana Giopato