Monica Armani designs Aretha for Bross


Large volumes in natural materials delineate the Aretha collection designed by Monica Armani for Bross. It includes a chair, a dining armchair, a comfortable lounge in two versions, a stool, dining tables, bistro tables and coffee tables that share a ‘soft curves’ aesthetic, with thick and soft, enveloping and contemporary features.

In the seats, the shell offers modelled and ergonomic shapes that are created by the meeting of the upholstered portion, covered in fabric or leather, and the slightly inclined legs, in natural, stained or matt lacquered solid wood: the image is comfortable, almost archetypal, perfect in its proportions. In the models with armrests, the backrest seems to fold back to conceal the upper part of the structure that is inserted into it, with meticulous attention to detail, and thus doubles its thickness, for a full and harmonious effect, the symbol of this product family. The tubular wood therefore also returns in the coffee tables and bistro tables, at different heights and sizes, associated with a slightly flared plinth, proposed in various types of natural stone of regional Italian origin and a top, coordinated with the base, in full-body ceramic material or wood.

The icon of the collection is the dining table, which synthesises all the formal and material elements of Aretha in a play of shapes, overlaps and joints. It has a central, truncated cone-shaped base with a metal core and a double covering: in the lower part, the plinth can be customised in natural wood essence, stained or matt lacquered, or even in natural stone, while the upper, tapered portion is covered in technical fabric that designs three elegant vertical stitches. Its top is circular and has two possible diameters, with a refined rounded edge: it can be customised in ceramic or wood and builds the material crowning of a project developed on a sequence of layers, resulting in a refined design dedicated to living or working environments.

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