NVL from Mdf Italia and Manto from Gallotti & Radice — two projects worth a look from the bottom up. The main thing in these news is — their architecture. Despite its compact volume and light weight, the geometry of things is becoming more expressive. The search for the original form goes from the total maximization of volumes to exquisite unique bases hidden under a thin wooden, stone or varnished countertop.
NVL Table — second project, after Super_Position, created Jean Nouvel for Mdf Italia. The new design of the famous French architect stands out for geometric rigor and dry volumes. This is a table that blends perfectly with a residential or work context. The upper surface, which at the same time seems thin and hard, seems to be hovering over a base consisting of two symmetrical supports with a characteristic emptiness between them. NVL is available from composite or cement.
The Gallotti & Radice dining table emphasizes the rich texture of the tree. It is called Manto, and, as the name implies, resembles the mantle — enveloping the gesture of a soft wool cloak fastening on the neck with an elegant button. The top model, developed by Milan perfectionist designer Pietro Russo, is made of a nut with a black contrast sloping edge.