DAILY NEWS Feb 21, 2013 11:50 AM - 1 comment

Now arriving: Raphia

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2013-02-21

Raphia, the seat designed by the LucidiPevere studio for Casamania, is to receive its worldwide preview at the upcoming Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

The offspring of a research project on the use of materials and how they can be exploited for furnishings, Raphia is the perfect convergence of modernity and tradition, of technology and craftsmanship. An oxymoron that brings together two of the spirits of production in Italy: the metal industry and the small, time- honoured manufacturers of cane products.

The aim of the project is to lend a certain continuity to the tradition of crafting with cane, one that stretches back to the beginning of the last century when the areas specialising in this craft saw schools and a culture revolving around this material thrive. Today, there remain very few firms which conserve the know-how of this trade, where manual skills and craftsmanship combine to insure that every creation is unique.

Raphia embodies this history and tradition in a contemporary context, thanks to a harmonious balance between two materials: the metal structure is the base upon which the cane and rattan are weaved to create the seating area.

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Raphia embodies this history and tradition in a contemporary context, thanks to a harmonious balance between two materials: the metal structure is the base upon which the cane and rattan are weaved to create the seating area.
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Raphia is made of embossed lacquered metal, with natural cane seat and backrest. The base comes in white, black, bordeaux and azure.
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Raphia, the seat designed by the LucidiPevere studio for Casamania, is to receive its worldwide preview at the upcoming Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
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JeanBaptiste

Beautiful! Like the best Italian products, marrying innovation and tradition into timeless shapes and materials. Nobody does it like the Italians!

Posted February 25, 2013 02:20 PM


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