Dante Donegani, Giovanni Lauda
The XX century is the century of the progressive transformation of Italy from an agricultural reality into an industrial economy, with the assertion of new models of urban life and the birth of design, in contrast — but sometimes also in connection — with tradition. After the assertion of the values of line production and engineering – also technological – in all the aspects of life, we are lately witnessing a return to the appreciation of the seasons and the products of the land; of the atavist value of rurality as an element to protect and be proud of. For Gufram, Novecento is a table supported by the shapes of men and women – peasants and fishermen – who carry on their heads baskets and amphorae, land and sea products, food and nourishment – the result of slow and caring work – to be shared in the family, in the community, to celebrate an archaic and special conviviality at table. The table is made in two versions that contrast a choice of tradition with one of innovation, consistent with the theme studied by the designers Dante Donegani and Giovanni Lauda. One version is in lacquered wood with pop decorations, while in the other, made with DuPontTM Corian®, different shades overlap, thus creating a decorative stratification and achieving an original chromatic solution.
Designer: Dante Donegani Giovanni Lauda