15 september 2016
The videos, produced over several months’ filming of the production processes, show how some of Molteni&C’s most iconic products are actually manufactured.
From the Arc table by Studio Foster+Partners to the Gliss Quick wardrobe, from Gio Ponti’s D.655.2 chest of drawers to the Diamond and Filigree tables, illustrating how traditional craftsmanship and industrial technology combine to create top quality products.
A procedure that is renewed over time with new stories, designers and products, made in partnership with a group of authors, architects, art directors, graphic designers, technical experts, musicians, assemblers, IT specialists, electricians and carpenters.
In this video:
- D.655.2, chest of drawers designed in several versions in the period from 1952 to 1955. Marked by hand-painted white drawer fronts with applied handles in various wood kinds (elm, Italian walnut, mahogany and rosewood). The elmwood frame rests on satin brass feet.
- Teso, design Foster+Partners, is a sculptural objet highly unusually shaped. The table’s base is formed by a robotic arm, which is used to press and twist a perforated disc of steel into a tough, tapered cylinder. The result is a complex form where lightness and solidity attract and conquer unhindered.
- Arc, the table which embodies the innovative concepts which distinguish it. The base shape is inspired by the technostructures currently used in modern building.