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UK launch of Tacchini collection

Italian design brand Tacchini will hold the UK launch of its new furniture collection in London this September.

The collection includes pieces by PearsonLloyd (whose Polar stool is shown above), Claesson Koivisto Rune and Ben Addy of Moxon Architects, whose Mull chair will be presented for the first time (top image).03-tacchini-stool.jpg
The collection includes pieces by PearsonLloyd (whose Polar stool is shown above), Claesson Koivisto Rune and Ben Addy of Moxon Architects, whose Mull chair will be presented for the first time (top image).

Above and below: Mull chair by Ben Addy of Moxon Architects.


Below: Polar stool by PearsonLloyd


Below: Misura armchair by Claesson Koivisto Rune


Below is a press release about the collection:


Press Release – July 2007

Giving Space To Ideas and Ideas To Space

20th – 23rd September 2007

The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

Leading Italian design company Tacchini is pleased to announce the launch of its inspiring new furniture collection, on show for the first time in the UK in a unique exhibition entitled, ‘Giving space to ideas and ideas to space’.

It’s an eye-catching collection that has been created with the design flair of many international names including PearsonLloyd, Monica Förster, Christophe Pillet and Claesson Koivisto Rune.

The event also marks the unveiling of the Mull chair by Ben Addy, founding director of Moxon Architects, and will be complemented by an exhibition of Matteo Piazza’s photographs from the recently published ‘Design City Milan’ by Cecilia Bolognesi.

Amongst the many innovative designs, the Misura armchair by Claesson Koivisto Rune takes its inspiration from the fashion world’s ‘design to fit’ concept. It comes in four sizes - small, medium, large and extra large - and will suit any space or setting from a dining room to a meeting area.

PearsonLloyd’s iconic Polar collection, launched to great acclaim last year, has now been developed to include a new addition – the Polar table. Sharing the characteristic organic form, great proportions and versatility of the original collection, it can also be used as a stool when reversed.

Renowned Swedish designer Monica Förster’s Kimono occasional table is modelled on the traditional Japanese kimono sleeve with its flowing form and shape. This unique idea is the basis for a table that is both simple and functional, with legs carved from compact polyurethane in a painted finish and mounted with a round glass top.

Architect Ben Addy’s brainchild - the Mull armchair - won the international ‘Something to sit on’ competition held in partnership with The Architect’s Journal. His design is a total re-evaluation of the traditional armchair, emphasising both comfort and contrasting surface qualities. Ben considered what makes an armchair distinctive and indeed his design transcends conventional approaches. Mull envelops the user and can be configured in two distinct ways: the detachable base section can act separately as a footrest or miniature stool, or may instead be integrated to complete a singular and highly innovative piece.

The collection will be on show at the Italian Cultural Institute from 10am to 5pm from Thursday 20th September to Sunday 23rd September, with opening hours extended to 9pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday.

A special press breakfast will be held from 10am to 11.30am on Friday 21st September, at which Ben Addy and acclaimed British designers Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd will be presenting their thoughts on the Tacchini theme ‘Giving ideas to space and space to ideas’. This unique event promises to provide an exclusive opportunity to see the collection and spend time discussing it with the designers themselves. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Since Tacchini’s inception, this Italian family-owned company has continually evolved and expanded its furniture collections and is fast becoming a major player in the international design market, manufacturing elegantly crafted furniture for the home and contract interiors.

It has achieved international respect and success with award-winning designs like the Moon chair (2002) designed by Pietro Arosio, with whom the company launched its very first collection in the late Eighties. Now the Mull armchair becomes just the latest of many inspiring products that represent Tacchini’s leadership in international furniture design.

Tacchini’s sophisticated furniture is purchased by both design-aware residential consumers and by the technically demanding contract market. Its directional collections combine strong design with high quality manufacturing and offer an extensive range of styles, materials, finishes, fabrics and colours.

The complete Tacchini collection comprises sofas, tables, chairs, chaise longues and storage, as well as bedroom and office furniture.

Exhibition: Giving Space to Ideas and ideas to space

Thursday 20th September - Sunday 23rd September, The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX.

Opening hours: Thursday 10am – 5pm; Friday 10am – 9pm; Saturday 10am – 6pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm