double bed / single / contemporary / oak
Plinio il Giovane
Number of places:
oak, solid wood, beech
90x200 cm, 90x190 cm, 100x200 cm, 80x200 cm
When function drives design
Luigi went crazy trying to make the prototype of Brandina. “Hey, only six centimeters thick, that’s a record”, we said to each other as we stood together on top of our invention. “Fantastic, it’s so strong and yet so light”. “But”, Luigi complained, “this is absolutely crazy! One hundred and eighteen joints and one hundred and four wooden pegs, all handmade”. And so Brandina was born. After more than thirty years’ experience of working with wood, you tend to know a lot about it so you are always eager to push the boundaries. Brandina was designed by studying the effect of different pressures brought to bear on the structure, such as the joints, the testing, the pegs, all with the aim of creating a structure that could work just as well as a bed and as a sofa. To complete this project we had to research how to enable highly experienced craftsmen to produce carefully worked pieces in solid wood, such as oak and beech, and assemble them by using special joints to enable the individual pieces to form a single body, which is light and totally modern, whilst keeping the use of glue to a minimum. Pure linseed oil is used to treat the wood, to enhance the grain but also to make it water repellent as well as improve the gloss and generally prolong the life of the product.Every piece of furniture is handmade, one at time.
We use pure linseed oil and natural pigments to finish all our products.
Adopting an age-old technique that prolongs the life of the product and at the same time renders it unique and one-off.
Personalised finishes to our products are also available for our loyal customers, using natural, eco-friendly materials.