Milan-based design studio ATTICO will be exhibiting their work at three of the events at the upcoming Salone this year, including the new seating collection "Luna Park" at BBB Emmebonacina 2012.
If the title isn't quite explicit enough, principals Matteo Bastoni and Cristina Celestino explain the nostalgic inspiration and, in turn, the oblique automotive allusion of the furniture:Each unit is inspired to the funfairs bumper cars' protections. Funfairs are crossroads for emotions, voices, as well as a symbolic reference for saturated atmospheres filled with neon lights.
The iconographic language of this place is reproduced with the racetrack, a stage on which pop culture, art and fashion collide. A strong visual impact, a sharp graphic mark evoking car racing world, American cars of the '70s and racing alloy rims. The result is a collection of contemporary looking upholstered items suitable for versatile compositions and very comfortable.
The soft aspect is thought to merge with the ambiance without any rigid or stated borders.
Thus, the bases of the pieces and the Skai upholstery allude to bumper cars and regular ones, respectively.