Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Milan - Salone del Mobile: Paracastello – Nigel Coates


Milan - Salone del Mobile:  Paracastello – Nigel Coates. Imagine that you are in Tuscany and about to enter the wonderland of Castello di Potentino. The Paracastello Nigel Coates, Potentino exhibition is a design show that translates the visceral world of the inhabited castle into a living environment.  From the bed to the glasses on the dinning table, it combines furniture and objects united by a certain sobriety and a belief in the well made.  As well as capturing the essence of the object, it aims to instigate a dialogue between a specific sense of place and everyday living.  These are the pieces of a jigsaw that might be derived from Castello di Potentino, but when assembled, compete a picture that celebrates the way you live in it. Designs inspired by the Castello di Potentino by Nigel Coates, Clare Frost, Gerry De Bastiano and Jono Nussbaum.
Above. The table is set.

Nigel Coates

Castello di Potentino – Wine. Castello di Potentino's highly acclaimed wines represent the perfect relationship between man, nature, earth and climate; a symbiosis based on observation and respect, sensibility and discipline. Just 30km from Montalcino, Castello di Potentino borders on the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG area.
Above. On the table Headsup glasses designed by Nigel Coates and Castello di Potentino, Piropo wine. 

Gerry de Bastiano with the owners of the Castello di Potentino, Alexander Greene and Charlotte Horton. It was Charlotte’s idea to produce furniture and objects under the Potentino label for the castle, designed by her famous Tuscan neighbors archistar architect Nigel Coates, designer and artist Gerry De Bastiano, textile designer Clare Frost and designer Jono Nussbaum.

Jono Nussbaum and his Cipretto outdoor dining table - laser-cut steel and cypress – Potentino

Barnaba Fornasetti and Laura Sforzini

Sabrina Querci
Clare Frost fabric designs – hand printed silk - Potentino

Table Setting.  Foculo plates, bowls and pitcher – hand thrown glazed ceramic - Gerry De Bastiano Potentino. Headsup stemware – hand blown crystal  - Nigel Coates – Nude-Glass Is Tomorrow.

Gerry De Bastiano

Liborio Capizzi and Isaac Garsin

 Potentino chairs – Nigel Coates – chestnut, Casentino wool – Potentino
Gemma Richards and Francesca Ballini

Alexander Greene sits a Pico lounger next to a Feral side table both designed and produced by Nigel Coates
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