It says a lot about Perazza, founder and head of Magis, that he has chosen the mule as emblem of his company. And, obviously, it says a lot about the company, its spirit and character being hard working, tireless.
While we were working on the BRUT collection of cast-iron furniture, Perazza asked me if I could draw a mule to be made cast in iron for the company´s 40th anniversary. At first I was surprised, thinking that I have probably not drawn an animal since my childhood. I did it, and it was fun. ETTORE turned out a real mule, its legs firmly on the ground, determined and strong. But it is also a beautiful thing, loveable and playful. Just like Magis.
“There are many kinds of umbrella stands, but the archetype is designed for traditional long umbrellas with a hooked handle. Our intention was to create a three-dimensional, graphic piece that worked perfectly for both long and compact umbrellas.
The triangular shape was chosen because it fits well in any position in a room, including corners, and tessellates beautifully. A simple series of holes enables furled or unfurled umbrellas of any size to be popped easily. Poppins feels both serious and playful; the glossy plastic emphasizes its waterproof qualities, while the form reminds us of a game – like the triangle used in billiards or snooker.
By happy coincidence it is also the perfectshape for wine bottles!”
Characterised by a hand painted copper band, Tank takes its sculptural cue from the functional shapes and volumes of scientific glassware. Minimal yet decorative for a multiplicity of purposes of drinking, pouring, storing and displaying food and drink, the range forms bold building blocks of table-top architecture.
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