Raphia, a chair made out of weave wicker and rattan by LucidiPevere
Published on July 18, 2013
Raphia is the chair designed by the studio LucidiPevere for Casamania, previewed for the exhibition Internazionale del Mobile Milano. It was born from the research project on the use of its applications materials furnishings, Raphia is the mix between the contemporary and tradition, between technology and craftsmanship.
An oxymoron that brings together two souls of the Italian production link to the territoriality: the metal industry and small, historical, actually manufacturing of wicker.
The design intent is to give continuity to the tradition of making the rush, a history of the last century, when around areas of these districts, schools were born and lodged a culture linked to this material. Today, there are still few companies that keep the knowledge of this tradition, where the dexterity and craftsmanship of each piece make it unique. Raphia brings this history and tradition in a contemporary context, through a project of the balance between the two materials: the metal structure is the structure on which the weave wicker and rattan, drawing this session. An oxymoron that brings together two of the spirits.
In 2006 they established the LucidiPevere Design Studio in Milan. They designed for many companies operating in different fields such as furniture, lighting, tableware, bathroom and others. Their products have been shown both in European and U.S. Museums and they participated to several Italian and foreign exhibitions; moreover they have been mentioned in many magazines and books. LucidiPevere Design Studio is now established in Udine. There are some brands they work with: Foscarini, Normann Copenhagen, Colombo Design, Kristalia, Dimensione Disegno, Novecentoundici, Deroma, Gedy and Mariani. They always try to deal with new types of products by working with different companies, countries and cultures; they are constantly looking for the right aesthetic expression of the material and technologies they are working on.