Poliart Design Luca Nichetto for Casamania

Venetian designer Luca Nichetto will present a series of coffee tables with tops shaped like city maps for design brand Casamania in Milan next month.

Called Poliart Design, the tables feature the outlines and main routes of Paris, Barcelona, Venice and Istanbul. Colours were chosen according to foods Nichetto sees as particular to each region.

The Italian brand will also launch a polycarbonate and aluminium chair by Fabio Novembre (see our earlier story).

See also: Metrobowl by Frederik Roijé (January 2010)

Here's a little text from Casamania:

POLIART design Luca Nichetto

Poliart is a family of coffee tables created specifically to share and promote under standing of the cultural traditions of 4 of Europe’s most significant cities. Paris, Barcelona, Venice and Istanbul. The base of each table supports a table top with a stylised map of the city, the colours used are evocative of the signature dish which characterises the culinary tradition of each city, making them famous around the world.

Materials: timber or aluminium