December 10, 2013
The Stool for Wine Lovers
Bouchon (Radice & Orlandini design).
The designer duo Folco Orlandini and Andrea Radice have designed “Bouchon”, the chairs family in regenerated cork which remind of the classic caps of sparkling wine bottles and, in their frame, the metal wire that encloses them. The family is made up of a chair and two stools with a cork seat and a metal rod frame in both bar and counter height. The models, with a strong iconic connotation, are characterized by a design that is inspired by pop culture and its ironic vein, expressed here by the contrast between the giant size reproduction of the cap and its actual structural lightness. Regenerated cork, characterized by qualities, such as elasticity and strength, allows indoor use of the model. Its coming from recycling processes places “Bouchon” in the “green” products category. The frame is available in white metal rod, satinated, rust, or anthracite finishes. Designers Orlandini and Radice have made branding the cork part of the models possible, thus consigning an ideal product to wineries too, which can use it as an icon to customize bars, wine shops, and welcome areas where food and drink are offered and made available. Now available at Hold It Contemporary Home. $299 each.