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Ghidini launches first collection of brass homeware and furniture

Milan 2016: Italian company Ghidini Giuseppe Bosco has unveiled its debut range of brass furniture and products, designed by Studio Job, the Campana brothersRichard Hutten and more.

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Kaleidos by the Campana brothers is a geometrically shaped mirror with six hinged panels. Photograph by Tommaso Sartori

The Ghidini 1961 collection – which takes its name from the year the company was founded – features 40 pieces, from larger objects like chairs and tables to smaller homeware items including napkin holders and vases.

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Studio Job has designed a champagne bucket in the shape of an oversized thimble. Photograph by Tommaso Sartori

Brazilian duo the Campana brothers have created a geometrically shaped mirror with six hinged panels, which can be unfolded like petals. The piece is backlit, and according to the company can double as a lamp to create a "kaleidoscope of golden tones and reflections".

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Studio Job have also created an engraved vase designed to resemble the base of a bullet. Photograph by Cube

Belgium-based Studio Job has designed a champagne bucket in the shape of an oversized brass thimble, as well as a candle holder that resembles a giant push pin, and an engraved vase designed to resemble the base of a bullet.

Opera Tables by Richard Hutten
Richard Hutten has contributed several pieces to the collection, including a set of square-based tables. Photograph by Tommaso Sartori

Dutch designer Richard Hutten has also contributed several pieces to the collection, including a set of square tables, a butterfly-covered coat stand, and a champagne cooler with the same O-shaped handles that he used in his Dombo mug.

Other designers that have collaborated with Ghidini include Nika Zupanc, who has created cherry-shaped jewellery boxes, and Andrea Branzi, who has designed a backlit console and hanging shelves.

Doubel O Opera Table by Richard Hutten
The Dutch designer has also added a champagne cooler with the same O-shaped handles that he used in his Dombo mug. Photograph by Cube

Ghidini had previously specialised in machined and die-cast lighting components, fittings and handles. It decided to launch the Ghidini 1961 collection after meeting with Italian designer Stefano Giavannoni – who recently launched online furniture brand Qeeboo.

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Nika Zupanc has created cherry-shaped jewellery boxes for the range. Photograph by Cube

Giavannoni has also created a brass version of his Qeeboo rabbit seat for Ghidini, which appears as a doorstopper and in smaller form as salt and pepper shakers.

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Andrea Branzi designed a backlit console and hanging shelves for the collection. Photograph by Tommaso Sartori

"My family has produced brass for three generations, and now the idea of using our commitment and knowledge to the service of some of the most renowned designers in Italy and abroad and, through them, be a part of people's homes, makes us feel proud and reaffirm our life-long passion," said company president Roberto Ghidini.

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Stefano Giavannoni has also created a brass version of his Qeeboo rabbit seat which appears as a doorstopper. Photograph by Tommaso Sartori

The collection was presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during this year's Milan design week, which took place from 12 to 17 April 2016. Also on show at the gallery was a range of new furniture and accessories by Piet Hein Eek.