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Debut collection from Clique combines electronics with handcrafted marble and wood

Milan 2014: a bookcase with an integrated marble bluetooth speaker and wooden base features in the debut collection from Italian design brand Clique.

Claudio Larcher's HEATTY fan heater

Clique is a new Milan-based design brand that aims to combine electronics with traditional craftsmanship to create multifunctional furniture and products.

The company, founded by designers Claudio Larcher, Filippo Protasoni and Simone Simonelli, engages Italian workshops to manufacture its products from materials including marble, solid wood and a coloured wood fibre and resin composite called Valchromat.

Rocchetto table by Filippo Protasoni with portable power socket

"Clique is the encounter of two illusory distant backgrounds: furniture design and electronic/electric appliance," said the designers. "It opens a new window on the market, merging analogue and digital practice, virtual and physical attitudes with the use of CNC machines and cutting-edge equipment."

Echo bookcase by Claudio Larcher with integrated bluetooth speaker

The Echo bookcase by Claudio Larcher features a marble shelf with rounded edges for storing books, as well as an integrated speaker housed in a smooth marble casing.

Larcher's Heatty fan heater features a wooden base supporting a sculpted marble container for the heating element, which extends upwards to provide space for a series of small pegs.

Filippo Protasoni's Refill seating system with wireless chargers

The Rocchetto table by Filippo Protasoni incorporates a portable power socket that slots into a gap in the table surface when not in use and can be unravelled from around the circular base to reach across the room.

Protasoni's Refill seating system is designed for use in waiting areas and comprises triangular upholstered elements with built-in surfaces that incorporate wireless chargers.

K compact kitchen by Simone Simonelli

K by Simone Simonelli is a compact kitchen featuring an induction hob inlaid into its marble top. The unit is supported by a base of turned wood.

Simonelli also designed the Cimmy ultrasonic humidifier, which is constructed from cylinders and discs of black and white marble.

Simone Simonelli's Cimmy ultrasonic humidifier

Clique launched the collection at the Ventura Lambrate design district during last month's Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Photography is by Silvia Rivoltella.