Designer Niko Koronis created a furniture collection inspired by the work of Carlo Scarpa, an Italian architect whose work was heavily influenced by Venetian culture, materials, and landscape.
The family of furniture, called the G Collection, comprises the GBC bench, the GRT coffee table, the GSD console table and the GST stool that also acts as a side table.
Each custom design was inspired by modernist architect Scarpa, whose work was heavily informed by both Venetian and Japanese landscapes and culture, and often featured sharp lines and graphic shapes. With this in mind, Koronis designed each stepped furniture item to look like "small scale architectural entities", characterised by an emphasis on linear geometries.
Throughout the production process, the studio noticed how the material reacted to light where precise edges became almost transparent when light hit them. Tiny changes of just a few millimeters in thickness had the ability to dramatically change the overall color of the piece, while a small shift in the pigment quality significantly altered the piece’s opacity/transparency. While resin is a chemically produced material, Koronis’ team discovered that it reacts in a more organic nature.
"Luckily, we found an amazing artisan in Holland and after several months of trials and numerous prototypes, we managed to perfect our production process."