Elena Salmistraro is a young designer and artist whose style sits on the fence between design and illustration
The upside-down world by Bonaldo
Right you are (if you think so)", according to the wisdom of Luigi Pirandello. The world is a little like the way you look at it; the eyes of the observer create images that are totally free and personal.
Bonaldo ironically interprets this thought by playing with perspective and with roles. It therefore creates an upside-down world, where the base of a table is made up of what would normally be positioned on top of it and the blanket of a bed becomes its frame. Thus, thanks to the intuition of designers Alessandro Busana and Roberto Paoli, Bonaldo presents its Cop table and Blanket bed: products where creativity and functionality merge together to furnish our homes with style and irony.
Conviviality, which is the primary function of any table, is expressed with irony in this design by Roberto Paoli: in everyday life tables are laid with various objects that cover their surface, whereas in Cop the table top is like a stretch of water, where the same objects are overturned to form its original base. Stylised elements inspired by bottles, precious stemmed and champagne glasses, in various shapes and sizes and immediately striking even if in their unusual positioning. The top is the neutral element yet at the same time it is the dividing line of a world which is reflected.
The base of the Cop table is in painted metal, in a single colour or a combination of different hues. The table top is available in wood, glass or ceramic, either rectangular with bevelled corners, or round. Base in one-colour or multi-colour painted metal Table top in various wood finishes, in glass or ceramic Dimensions: rectangular table top 220x110 cm / 280x115 cm / 300x140 cm; round table top diameter 140 cm, 160 cm, 180 cm.
Warmth, softness and a sense of protection are the feelings which inspired the Blanket bed designed by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo.
The roles have been inverted and the blanket has been transformed from mere accessory to absolute protagonist. Indeed, a large, soft quilt makes up the base of this bed, supporting the mattress and, from the foot of the bed, it has been
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