De La Espada launches new Luca Nichetto
work at New York Design Week

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Episode II of Italian designer Luca Nichetto's 50/50 collection for De La Espada will be presented during New York Design Week this week as part of a specially designed exhibition.

Laurel Side Table by Luca Nichetto in ash
Laurel Side Table in ash

Nichetto's second edition of the 50/50 collection introduces two new products at New York Design Week: the Laurel Coffee and Side Tables and the Stanley sofa.

Elysia Lounge Chair and Laurel Tables by Luca Nichetto
Elysia Lounge Chair and Laurel Tables

The Laurel Coffee and Side Table both feature a cylindrical base with an inverted cone that appears to perch precariously on top. American black walnut or European Ash planks, finished with Danish oil, are layered with their grain in alternating directions to form the base. The cone is made from lacquered high-density fibreboard, polished by hand and available in black, turquoise, or red.

Laurel Side Table by Luca Nichetto in walnut
Laurel Side Table in walnut

The Stanley Sofa's exposed solid wood frame comes in American black walnut or European Ash and is left uncovered with the aim of revealing the craftsmanship involved in its joinery. The taut upholstery of the backrest provides a crisp profile, intended to contrast with the wool or velvet seats.

Laurel Coffee Table by Luca Nichetto in ash
Laurel Coffee Table in ash

De La Espada is a London-based manufacturer that focuses on woodworking craft and providing quality production resources for selected designers.

The first product in its latest collaboration with Nichetto, an armchair called Elysia, was introduced at Bauer Atelier during Stockholm Design Week in February.

Stanley Sofa by Luca Nichetto front
Stanley Sofa

The furniture will be on display at Ludlow Studios in the Lower East Side during New York Design Week from 16 to 18 May.

Stanley Sofa by Luca Nichetto detail
Stanley Sofa detail

Alongside the furniture, three dresses and two coats created for the event by Russian fashion designer and pattern maker Yulia Yadryshnikova will be shown, including a Stanley sofa cover reinterpreted as an elegant dress.

  • papou

    Very nice.