Celine Collection

The idea behind Celine was to create a minimalist yet poetic collection for the contract and hospitality markets. The final result is a sturdy product with a sophisticated look to be used in all sorts of outdoor public spaces. Thanks to the vine décor, when the chairs and tables are placed together it will visually give the idea of being in a garden. Designed by Arizona-based Antonio Larosa for Benchmark Contract Furniture, Celine is 100% aluminum and totally recyclable. The collection -entirely manufactured in North America- includes chairs, stools, and tables. Powder coated aluminum-standard RAL colors apply.

 

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Italy in Arizona Award

Recently I was asked to design a decorative object to celebrates and honor the achievements of Italians and their contributions to Arizona’s economic growth. My idea behind the design was to create a small, minimalist sculpture that represents both Arizona and Italy in one single object.

The state of Arizona, often called the Copper state, is aptly represented by a very thick, solid copper plate and a centered, perforated cut-out in the shape of Italy, the inseparable influence of Italians in the heart of Arizona. The design decision to make a cut-through perforation, rather than engraving, gives the sculpture a much lighter look than a simple engraved, visually heavier plate. The base is made of very solid and strong marble-like rock to represent the solid foundation between Italy and Arizona.

 

 

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Granada Table

For those of you who know me well, you know my passion for designing furniture that fosters relationships instead of isolation. I always believe that good design can encourage people to want to interact …and what better than a picnic table is able to represent true socialization in public areas? Meet Granada, designed in Arizona for Florida-based Benchmark Contract Furniture.

Granada Table

The main idea behind the Granada table was to design a sleek product that can be used both inside and outside in cafes, open-space offices, restaurants, schools and colleges, etc…Stylish enough to be used indoors and strong enough to be used (and withstand the abuse of) outdoors as a traditional picnic table. No sharp corners …only friendly, eye appealing rounded details. Place this table inside an office (maybe with a bunch of plants) and it will certainly feel like you are working at the park with your colleagues!

 

Granada was designed specifically for public spaces and is built in North America using the most advanced technology in furniture production. A sublimation process was used to give the metal a warm wood appearance.

 

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