Giorgio Bonaguro for Icons Furniture
Published on October 8, 2013
This family of stools, designed by Giorgio Bonaguro for Icons Furniture, want to give a playful interpretation to this kind of furniture. Starting from Alfiere (the “Bishop” in italian) which is a stool in solid wood: it features a geometric form, interrupted by a large diagonal cut which acts as a magazine rack; next to it is “moving” Regina (the “Queen”), with a more “aristocratic” and imposing shape, and Pedone (the “Pawn”), a rounded and simple stool.
These products have been designed taking inspiration by chess, as the name suggests; they want to emphatize shapes and characteristics of the chess pieces (especially the heads) that reused in this game.
The stools are produced by Icons in solid scented cedarwood with semi-artisanal techniques and processes, enhancing the value and finishes.
Giorgio Bonaguro is an industrial and interior designer in Milan. He studied mechanical engeneering in Modena and concluded his master studies in Industrial an Interior Design at Scuola Politecnica di Design. He worked in several design studios, where he learned the development process of a design product. He acts in a number of different fields including furniture, industrial, interior, packaging and light design.
Designed by Giorgio Bonaguro
Produced by Icons Furniture
Images by Andrea Basile