In recent years, the design world has been driven by the desire for simplicity and minimalism; yet the trends that are emerging from Milan Design Week are eluding to a change in tact. Patricia Urquiola has contributed to the perceived change through her latest creation – the Credenza Cabinets.
Urquiola has added a series of stained-glass panels to the front of cabinets becoming the latest in a series of designers to use the sacred material in contemporary furniture. The exclusive Credenze collection of furniture, spearheaded by the cabinets, were created in collaboration with graphic designer Federico Pepe for the Milan boutique, Spazio Pontaccio.
Although the emergence of stained-glass can be witnessed across a multitude of forms in Milan 2016, the Urquiola and Pepe collaboration might just be the best yet. All of the cabinets feature enchanting geometric panels of red, yellow and blue glass that are beautifully defined by triangular patterns and semi-circle frames. The kaleidoscopic glass rests on slim cylindrical legs that mould into the svelte curved forms of the cabinets upper that feature the glass intersections across the back and front.
The Credenza collection launched at Spazio Pontaccio during Milan Design Week.