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Linea by Alessandro Mendini for Porro

Linea by Alessandro Mendini for Porro

Dezeen Showroom: developed by Italian furniture brand Porro, Linea is a collection of colourful storage units based on rediscovered designs by the late postmodernist Alessandro Mendini.

Characterised by striking cellulose acetate surfaces bearing inlays in primary colours, the Linea collection is made up of three pieces – two sideboard cupboard units and a writing desk.

The pieces were designed by architect and designer Mendini several years ago but are now being manufactured by Porro for the first time.

Linea writing desk from Porro designed by Alessandro Mendini
The Linea pieces are finished in boldly coloured cellulose acetate

The pieces are being released in a limited series, with only 50 of each piece set to be produced.

"We identified in the Alessandro Mendini archive some drawings that had a very advanced level of design," said Mendini's daughters, Fulvia and Elisa Mendini.

"These pieces of furniture are really very faithful to the original design, we are really happy for this collaboration."

Writing desk in Linea collection from Porro
The collection is based on rediscovered designs by late postmodernist Alessandro Mendini

"With the chromatic exuberance typical of Alessandro Mendini's design, Linea perfectly expresses all the ingredients of a Porro object: geometric purity, accurate workmanship and technological details," said Porro head of marketing and communication, Maria Porro.

One cupboard has an open-faced module and a drawer, while the other has two hinged doors. The writing desk has a drop-leaf with an internal partition, and is raised on two dark legs.

Linea cupboard by Alessandro Mendini
A cupboard with hinged doors joins an open-faced cabinet and a writing desk in making up the collection

Bold, bright colours are given added richness by the application throughout the collection of chiaroscuro – strong contrasts between light and dark.

Product: Linea
Designer: Alessandro Mendini
Brand: Porro
Contact: [email protected]

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Linea by Alessandro Mendini for Porro
Linea by Alessandro Mendini for Porro
Linea by Alessandro Mendini for Porro