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COLOS COMPLETES THE SPLIT COLLECTION WITH THE ALUMINIUM VERSION
After the plastic and the wood, the famous seat designed by Francesco Meda changes skin one more time
After the success at the Salone del Mobile, Colos, the increasing Italian brand, presents the last pieces of the iconic Split collection designed by Francesco Meda. After have play wisely with the plastic and the wood, now is the turn of the aluminium to complete an "all materials" line. But how is it born this new elegant collection?
The Split world definitely deserves to be explored: the chair’s got some original and innovative lines, while its inner qualities can be felt when sitting. Its frame and shell are composed of synthetic materials with variable portions of fibre glass. This ensures both a stable feet and a flexible seat. The use of materials is reduced to a minimum, giving Split a physical and optical lightness. A close look at it will therefore reveal what it has to offer.
After the plastic it was the time for the wood with the Split GL. This creation carries the product to more sophisticated solutions. Split GL is proposed like the ideal solution for indoor and outdoor spaces that need aesthetic and more valued materials. In fact, while keeping the same shell, the product changes its image, becoming more unique and personal. The legs greater proximity to the center of the seat combined with the natural effect of the new material, wood, lends the product a new sense of composure.
Finally, on the occasion of the Salone, it was presented as a preview the last innovation, the Split made by tubular aluminium, that gives more versatility to a product that can be insert in any context, indoor and outdoor.
On this way the brand demonstrates to know how manage different materials highlighting the uncommon productivity and that go with a democratic design philosophy where quality and price go at the same pace. A design for everyone and with all materials!
The designer: Francesco Meda
Francesco Meda was born in Milan in 1984. Graduated in 2006 from Milan’s Istituto Europeo of Design in Industrial Design. Following the degree the designer gained experience in London working at Sebastian Bergne’s studio and later at Ross Lovegrove’s. Since his return to Milan in 2008 he has been collaborating with his father Alberto Meda on projects for clients such as Alias, Vitra, Alessi, Kartell and Marsotto. Concurrently he has been pursuing his own personal Art and Design projects with other companies such as I Vassalletti Limited Editions and Hong Kong’s Schoeni Art Gallery, Henraux, Luce di Carrara, Rossana Orlandi Gallery. His “Orme Cinesi” collection, which has been extensively published, was exhibited in Hong Kong at the Lane Crawford store, and was presented by Schoeni Art Gallery during the 2012/2013 Hong Kong ART fair. In 2013 he co-designed “Flap”, an acoustic panel produced by Caimi Brevetti. In the same year he began his own production with objects such as LED lamps, marble stools, tables, benches and 3D printed jewelry. Bridge lamps and the 3D jewelry series are part of the Triennale Design Museum collection.
Italian company of furniture for contract sector, with special attention to the world of hospitality and restaurant industry, Colos distinguishes itself in the international market due to quality, design, sustainability, Made In Italy and highly competitive prices. From the collaboration with young designers, with previous experience in the world of design, the products arise highly functional and aesthetically appealing, suitable to meet the different needs of contemporary collective spaces in the world.
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