Confluences Sofa Designed by Philippe Nigro
Birthed in Nice, France, in 1975. Works in between France and Italy. Examined Ornamental Arts (Bac F12, Industrial Style BTS at La Martinière in Lyon, DSAA Item & Furniture Design at Ecole Boulle in Paris).Given that 1999 is a freelance professional, establishing projects for Nube Italia, Felicerossi, NavaDesign, and collaborates with the Studio De Lucchi in Milan, taking part in various jobs of item design, furniture, lamp, interior decoration, unique occasion management and scenography for companies consisting of Olivetti, Poltrona Frau, Artemide, Alias, Caimi, Feg, e Listone Giordano.Considering that 2005 is supported by the VIA to take part in experimental and forward-thinking furniture jobs, thanks to which he conceived the shelf "Spiral", the modular boxes "Storage-Unit", the sofas "Crossways". Most just recently in 2009, the models of the dual chair "Twin-Chairs" and table basement "Universal base" likewise realized thanks to the VIA grants, enter in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou.A few of these projects are modified such as "Cross-Unit" by Sintesi in 2008. In 2009 the couches "Intersection" announce the start of collaboration with Ligne Roset that modify them and create the range under the name of "Confluences", who gained the German Red Dot reward Best of the Best 2009 and Youthful & Style competition, and enter in the collection of the FNAC (warm nationwide d'art contemporain). For Ligne Roset he did additionally T.U., Flax, Passe-passe, Stripes, Entailles, Résille, e Passio.In 2010 is part of the INTERNI Think Tank exhibition with the Believe Terminal for De Castelli. Other cooperations with Piba Marmi (Saturnia), Skitsch (tables Triangolazioni, rack Squilibri, chair & tables for youngsters Accumulation), Serralunga (outdoor couch Canisse), Artuce (outside lamp Noctiluque), Glas Italia (mirror Nu), Testi (shelf Niche), De Padova (sofa Pilotis), Foscarini (light Nuage), Discipline (chair Smusso).Confluences Sofa The success of CONFLUENCES, motivated by modern art, rests on the repetition, addition and direct stringing together of various volumes. This way, a number of seats offering a selection of resting positions are brought close and locked together; simple, practically neutral lines are utilized in order to make it possible for the formal fusion of their volumes: the seat platforms move with each other, overlapping each other as if in a gigantic puzzle, attached by subtleties of tone. Without balance and without any visible uniformity, this principal is constantly functional and makes it feasible to make a wide variety of pieces, every one of which both different and unexpected, virtually with a life of their own: 2-seater, 3-seater, 4-seater with lounge seat, fireside chair, Vis-à-vis."In up until now as it attempts to fix an ergonomic trouble, CONFLUENCES ends up being a plastic and colourful means of playing with many modifications".Cuts Shelf Thanks to the irregular shape of this module, one could obtain 4 different results just by revolving it either flat or vertically. All that continues to be is to stack and/or compare several such modules to get the wanted configuration, an apparently arbitrary building. When stacked, upper bodies are held in spot by their very own weight (13 kilograms) and steadied by tiny non-slip straightforward rubber feet situated in between each chest.