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A MESSAGE FROM GIANCARLO PERINI, PUBLISHER.

Car designers around the world, please help us to raise this baby. Make it yours.

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Through the past five years I have been running a blog dedicated to car design with an experimental approach. I was eager to establish a bridge with the design community and to gain experience on the web.

Now, time has come for a new project with broader goals, focuses and reach.

The goal is to establish a very lively «Café littéraire» where professional designers, design educators and students, car and design enthusiasts meet, show their ideas, discuss design matters and trends, contribute with their own reports and stories to the development of a modern design culture, with past experiences and inputs from different cultures.

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These works of design-art have been at the center of a unique exhibition in Milano, in a 750 m2 exhibition space.

The ONYX sofa,

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    is the first piece in a custom furniture collection and is a statement in pure form & materials and is the sample of a made to measure furnishing Concept. A powerful monolith, provocative and mysterious, the ONYX, makes its mark as a distillation of the earth from nature, technology and the avant-garde.

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    The three metre long sofa is made of carbon fibre and Volvic volcanic rock in a hybrid mix with lacquered black carbon fibre. Four hundred kilos of design that is terse, unique, exceptional, handmade and improved by the digital technology.
    According to Gilles Vidal: « with the ONYX sofa, we are drawing a thread between the ONYX concept car (an alliance of efficiency and the use of audacious and natural materials) and the ONYX sofa.

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    By means of a sharp straight cut, this contrast is powerful, voluntary and assumed in the way we look at the materials and how they are used : the hi-tech carbon fibre with its very structured and technical texture, its shapes precisely adjusted to the volcanic stone with its texture and fault lines, perfectly adjusted in its dimensions and proportions, but with which one accepts not being in complete control, like the stone mason’s random chisel marks.”