Turri presents “Zero”
PREVIEW MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019

Published: 28 Feb 2019
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Turri presents the Zero collection designed by Andrea Bonini, a family of furnishing
accessories that skilfully translates the company’s new philosophy, which is decidedly more
modern. Zero is a project created to highlight clean lines, elegance, and formal balance
without the ardent use of decorative elements, but with a focus on the choice of materials and
their adept craftsmanship, which are the roots of Turri.
“To design the collection’s furnishings, I sought to combine the essential rigour of Asian style
and the elegance of the Italian tradition, merging graphic elements and refined details, simple
shapes and detailed artistry”, notes Andrea Bonini. “In addition, the various products, in my
view, have subtle references to the pliability and attention to detail that is found in the works of
Vittoriano Viganò and Carlo Scarpa”.
An example is the shelving unit, embellished with elegant details including the curved-glass
side that, in addition to creating a mingling of reflections, produces an interesting play on full
and empty spaces, which lightens the structure and makes the piece more unique. Then,
inside, a marble element with a metal edge divides the space. The furnishing is completed with
double doors covered in leather, the metal handle that runs the full length of the door, and the
legs, the latter deliberately doubled to emphasise the play of lines and create an additional,
subtle decorative element.
We also find the juxtaposition between upholstered elements and metal structure in the
collection’s sofa, featuring a clean overall design, with soft components supported by a
brushed-metal structure finished in nickel.
The collection’s final element is the table, inspired by pure architecture, with a sculptured
base formed by the intersection of two wings covered in leather, featuring a metal element and
no decorations. The product’s craftsmanship is noteworthy, highlighted by the sophisticated
artistry of the upholstery that runs along the lines of the table’s base. The top, supported by a
thin metal band that recalls the other components of the collection, is made up of a single
marble slab in various finishes.