Giulio Marelli is one the Made in Italy brands with whom we collaborate. We’ve had the opportunity to interview Luca Erba, the designer of the new Atene collection.
He is an Italian architect and designer.
Born in Brianza in 1984, in the heart of the furniture district, he graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 2010 and founded his studio.
A profound territorial, material and formal research is the basis of the creative process: Luca develops projects ranging from architecture to graphics and from interior to product design, collaborating with Italian and international brands.
The approach to the project celebrates the union between materials, industrial design, natural shapes and refined craftsmanship, with the desire to create objects that last over time, with a contemporary taste and a strong personality.
The Atene collection is the maximum synthesis of the classic trilithic system used in ancient Greece, the oldest simple structure, consisting of two piers on which the architrave rests.
In an apparent state of simple support, the Atene coffee tables are composed of 3 metal cylinders that support the marble or glass top in a perfect state of balance, framed by a metal ring that gives volume and solidity. A tribute to classical architecture.
The collection consists of coffee tables and side tables in different diameters and heights: five different sizes and heights are available. They can be customized in all the marble glass and metal finishes. The round shape is the distinctive element of this new collection.
Wave and Noah collection
In addition to Atene, Wave has been designed for Giulio Marelli, a large family of tables and coffee tables whose distinctive feature is a base made up of two thin curved metal sheets, reminiscent of the movement of waves. In addition, Noah, a large collection of upholstered furniture with generous and full proportions with a stroke that stands out for its contemporary roundness.
During the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile 2022, Marelli presented new products: Onno, a sculptural and vigorous dining table with Linda, a Nordic-inspired dining armchair with extremely soft and delicate lines.
The favourite product
“The recent Linda armchair is a piece to which I am very attached because the design of a chair is always something very intimate”.Luca Erba
In addition to having to be beautiful and in line with market trends, a seat must also find the maximum harmony with the people who will use it. It is perhaps the most difficult object to make but at the same time the most complete and stimulating.