Today we share with you the Cabinet design with geometric inlays by Alessandro Mendini for Porro, where wood becomes the decoration.
Porro stepped away from their typical minimalism and let the Italian designer do his thing with Maggio and Schermo. Using three different types of wood – elm, oak, and acacia – the fronts of the cabinets become geometric compositions, elevating the sideboard to works of art and not just storage units. Each piece comes with a maple interior and elements made from pliable brass, bronze, and inox steel.
Fragments are the key to Alessandro Mendini. Projects, visual alphabets, and different disciplines are freely mixed together, in order to provide an impression of emotions, rather than an archive of projects. His oeuvre is a continuous combination of parts, and its overall image is the very subject of our work. For this reason, we present individual projects as fixed fragments in a mobile system. They are the tangible and partial materials of an abstract flux of ideas.
The projects are the linguistic components of an ongoing puzzle that is never completed. The sense lies in the progressive utopian hypothesis of reaching an impossible synthesis; sense lies in this expanded, centrifugal movement that has no end. The message of our work lies in this atmospheric dust, this polyphonic rhythm. A throng of figures full of contrasts.