London studio Industrial Facility has updated its Fronda family of seating for Mattiazzi with the addition of upholstery and a matching desk cum dining table.
FRONDA is the first Mattiazzi chair to use wood for structure and metal for its seat. Inspired by our contemporary, nomadic nature and the need in public places to accommodate personal items, Fronda Chair offers a single wood shelf beneath its sculpted steel seat.
This inversion of material and function makes for a chair and a stool that are complimentary but individual in character. When placed side by side, the pine base creates a natural spacer that allows people to sit next to each other comfortably.
“The metal seat takes Mattiazzi to a new place – an experiment that has some of the qualities of those beautiful Japanese copper and cypress washing buckets. What’s next is to see where FRONDA can live.” — Sam Hecht
The Fronda table is a table that can provide discreet power access, simply and beautifully. The table is long and has the option to have accessible power, done simply and beautifully. We wanted to avoid the strange leap that occurs when a graceful table needs to accommodate power – they all appear so technical. Instead, Fronda tables maintain a visual simplicity and quietly give another dimension of performance.
“It’s a very practical piece for how we might work or eat at a long table, when we also need a place to put something we carry.” — Kim Colin