Presenting our 2020 collections
Italian design company Salvatori is delighted to announce new collections in collaboration with designers Piero Lissoni, Yabu Pushelberg, Elisa Ossino and Federico Babina. Due to be presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, recently postponed to 2021, Salvatori are announcing the range of additions to the home and bathroom collections to acknowledge the work of the staff who made these products possible under difficult circumstances.
As CEO Gabriele Salvatori explains “Everyone inside the company has worked so hard on the show, from the workers in the factory to the office team to the designers, with whom we developed the new collections. To share that would be a way to show our appreciation of their work, as well as to show that we are not stopping. We are continuing to do what we’ve always done, just in a different way.”
The new products – which include a new bathroom collection, Anima, by international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, and a range of products for the home by our longtime collaborator Piero Lissoni – are guided by our passion for beautiful, timeless design and the skill and knowledge of our master craftsmen, continuing a uniquely Italian tradition that has been embodied by Salvatori since it was founded in 1946.
Salvatori’s first collection with Yabu Pushelberg sees the international design firm introduce a distinctly amorphic, organic form to our bathroom range, approaching the collection, as the founders Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu say, by applying “the sensibilities of clay to marble”. Available in Bianco Carrara, Crema d’Orcia, Pietra d’Avola and Gris du Marais, Anima emphasises the spiritual and sensuous capacity of natural stone as expressed in its unique colouration and veining. The gentle curves of the bathtub are echoed in mirror, countertop and freestanding basins, and inform the range of complementary accessories that includes tissue box covers and wall-mounted towel racks.
Among the new products designed by Piero Lissoni, the Curl chaise longue is of particular note. Taking inspiration from Michelangelo’s remark that he only ‘chipped away at the stone that was in excess’, the chaise longue has been revealed from block of natural stone using cutting edge CAD/CAM technology to push the material to its limits – an engineering achievement as well as an elegant, simple interpretation of an established design. Lissoni has also produced a series of tables, Design for Soul, which use the Lost Stones texture made of discarded stones from disused quarries around the world, a series of accessories for the home and bathroom, and a new texture, Carré, which emulates the way ancient stones were treated to avoid them becoming slippery.
With Mono, Elisa Ossino presents a family of single-flower vases in a range of stones and pleasingly simple rounded forms, while her Intarsi series of ornamental stone pictures play on the contrast between the cool white of Bianco Carrara marble and the dark tones of Pietra d’Avola limestone. Ossino also brings her trademark considered approach to bathroom accessories with new pieces in Bianco Carrara and metal gun.
Finally, Spanish designer Federico Babina has produced a series of small architectural structures that playfully reinterpret the archetype of the home. These maquettes in a range of stones have been conceived as ‘narrating objects’ that inspire architectural fantasy, eliding the border between art and architecture.