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MM8 Table

c. 2019

by Guglielmo Poletti
for Desalto

MM8 Table

by Guglielmo Poletti
for  Desalto

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The MM8 table explores the limits of mate­r­ial in rela­tion to its struc­tural prop­er­ties, exploit­ing the phys­i­cal qual­i­ties of aluminum. The construc­tion brings an overall tension to the struc­ture, allow­ing the top to reach a minimum thick­ness of 8 mm. The weights contained inside the two cylin­ders increase the rigid­ity of the surface, coun­ter­bal­anc­ing the forces to ensure high stabil­ity. The result­ing compo­si­tion gives the piece a strong mono­lithic pres­ence high­lighted by the accen­tu­ated contrast between the impres­sive volumes of the base and the extreme thick­ness of the top.

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Guglielmo Poletti

Italy (1987)

Italian designer Guglielmo founded his practice in 2016 after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he earned an MA in Contextual Design. Currently based in Milan, his studio covers a variety of projects that range from custom pieces and limited edition series to collaborations with the industry.

From the very beginning, Poletti has developed a truly consistent language, built around solid criteria. Deeply rooted in a hands-on investigation, his research explores the limits of materials in relation to their use, challenging our perception by questioning the notions of balance, precariousness, and structural strength. Characterized by the extreme purity and apparent simplicity, his elementary constructions stand as metaphors of solved complexity, referencing minimalist sensibilities through their architectural qualities. In his works, the manipulation of subtle details can lead to unexpectedly powerful outcomes, allowing him to achieve a significant impact through minimum interventions. Grounded on a ‘thinking by doing’ philosophy, his approach entails an experimental attitude, where intuition plays a central role to ensure strong coherence within the process.

Poletti’s works have been published and presented internationally, and over the last few years, his studio received commissions by several clients including Galleria Rossana Orlandi, SEEDS London Gallery, Desalto, Decoratori Bassanesi, Arven AS, Wallpaper* Magazine. In 2018 Poletti was selected among the six young designers winners of the Italian ‘Rising Talent Awards’ at MAISON&OBJET in Paris. At the same time he was shortlisted for the ‘Officine Panerai Next Generation Designer of the Year’, part of the 2018 edition of the ‘Wallpaper* Design Awards’. In 2019 he has been nominated ‘Young Talent of the Year’ by Elle Decor Italia, which shortlisted him for the ‘EDIDA – Elle Deco International Design Awards’.

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