Top Designers Share Their Inspiration Behind 6 Daring New Furnishings

From a mirror inspired by a Bolivian lake to a pouf with a hidden swivel tray table, get to know these genius pieces.
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Photograph by Simona Pesarini

Joining their many beautiful furniture families, Giorgetti’s 2021 collection introduces Loose Pieces. These 6 new furnishings display refined shapes, features, and materials that are easy to fit into any living context, from the home to the hotel industry, to restaurants and superyachts.

All the designers behind Loose Pieces had strong visions for this collection, the next link in Giorgetti’s 123-year legacy. Now, you can get a peek behind the curtain into their inspiration and design process. As you will soon see and as Carlo Colombo said best, “Anything you can bring to Giorgetti, anything you can think of, they can make.”

1. Clamp small tables

Designed by Marco Bonelli and Marijana Radovic of M2Atelier

Inspired by Giorgetti‘s cabinet-making tradition, Clamp recalls the clamp used by craftsmen and interprets it in the metal structure of the small table.

“This ‘clamp’ system is an almost C-shaped section that allows the overlapping of the different heights to make the living element even less formal,” shares architect Marco Bonelli. Easy to rearrange and use separately or together, the tables are sophisticated and provide solutions in everyday living or entertaining. They are available in three heights, with tops in leather, wood, or painted glass.

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Clamp small tables designed by Marco Bonelli and Marijana Radovic of M2Atelier

2. Uyuni mirror

Designed by Marco Bonelli and Marijana Radovic of M2Atelier

The Uyuni mirror is like a work of art, taking its inspiration from one of South America’s most beautiful natural wonders. Rounded, but not perfectly round, Marijana Radovic shares, “It was named after a Bolivian lake that reflects the sky.”

Adding a functional twist, a sleek and small console interrupts the rounded mirror. Usually, a console and mirror would be separate items, so marrying the two makes it ideal for placement in an entrance where you can leave items as you come and go. Marco Bonelli reveals the inspiration of this console, “It’s a buckle, it reminds us of the clips that hold banknotes.”

The Uyuni mirror also has a halo of light behind it, creating a glamorous and warm ambiance in any space, from a hotel lobby to a residential hallway. Shedding further light on the design process, Bonelli concludes, “When you have a good architectural balance, you must realize that there are times when one should stop and understand that, perhaps, nothing else needs to be added.”

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Uyuni mirror designed by Marco Bonelli and Marijana Radovic of M2Atelier

3. The Shirley collection: the bench

Designed by Carlo Colombo

Continuing their decade-long collaboration, Carlo Colombo has created two objects for Loose Pieces: The Shirley collection. Looking irresistibly smooth, you may be surprised how complicated it was to execute these unique furnishings.

“The shapes in my projects are not always easy to attain, and my technical office is always a little worried. This metal ribbon that bends has been covered with leather or fabric, and was quite difficult to make. ”

Once again, Carlo Colombo’s stylistic purity meets the manufacturing expertise of Giorgetti. Calibrating the thickness and proportions of the ribbons, as well as the type of bend and material that would work, was pivotal in bringing these products to life.

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The Shirley collection: the bench. Designed by Carlo Colombo

4. The Shirley collection: the mirror

Designed by Carlo Colombo

“The idea is to think of something that is unique. This bent metal, this sign that bends toward itself, is linked to a collection,” expands Colombo. The unmistakable ribbon design stands out on the market and will be forever connected to the Giorgetti 2021 collection, achieving Colombo’s goal.

This Shirley collection mirror, which can be positioned vertically or horizontally, is convenient as well as stylish. It is available with integrated lighting and a touch on-off switch.

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Photograph by Simona Pesarini

5. The Otto pouf

Designed by Giancarlo Bosio and Centro Ricerche Giorgetti

Another longtime collaborator with Giorgetti, Giancarlo Bosio and Centro Ricerche Giorgetti, presents two distinct interpretations of a cylinder pouf in the 2021 collection. Say hello to Otto first.

Bosio shares, “Otto is a product born from the idea of recapturing the memory of service furniture, which was very widespread in the 19th century.” Holding a surprise effect, it suddenly reveals a pull-out, swivel tray table in painted pewter. Here, you can place a drink or pocket items as you sit with friends and chat.

The choice of pewter also holds significance as Bosio explains, “Pewter is a particular metal linked to a very ancient tradition that is also quite close to us because it’s a little reminiscent of beer steins or the mugs that were used in the mountains.”

Now that Otto is out in the world, you can also personalize its coverings with leather or fabric to reflect your style.

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Photograph by Simona Pesarini

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The Otto pouf (top) and the Summa pouf (bottom) designed by Giancarlo Bosio

6. The Summa pouf

Designed by Giancarlo Bosio and Centro Ricerche Giorgetti

“Summa is the declination of shape and concept that resulted, the previous year, in the Summa service table. It follows the same idea of harmoniously putting together different elements and materials,” Bosio illuminates.

In this pouf, the cylinder has been broken down into vertical elements. Glossy and matte, soft and rigid, the pouf is an interplay of opposites. Bosio combined these details in an almost deliberately random way, merging playfulness and elegance.

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Photograph by Simona Pesarini

The iconic Italian brand Giorgetti continues to encourage designers they collaborate with to let their imaginations run wild. With this approach, their collections consistently showcase refined designs, novel functions, and unexpected interior solutions.

“The products from the new collection are the result of a journey which was undertaken with Giorgetti,” shares Marijana Radovic of M2Atelier. While the journey to create this collection has come to a close for these designers, the pieces will now go on to enrich luxury spaces worldwide.