The Janeiro table, designed by Bartoli Design for LAGO, has been selected from the ADI’s Permanent Observatory of Design for publication in the ADI Design Index 2020, the first volume of a two-year cycle that collects the products pre-selected for the 2022 ADI Compasso d’Oro Award.
This is the first product by Bartoli Design for LAGO, an italian design company that manufactures furniture for all areas of living: a new collaboration, a new challenge that the designers have welcomed with enthusiasm, respecting the peculiarities of the venetian brand and that immediately led to this important recognition.
The brand commissioned the Studio to design a piece which is familiar to the designers, who have been studying that typology for years, developing functional, long-lasting, quality solutions.
Janeiro interprets and joins the soul of Lago and Bartoli Design: the unconventional spirit, the solid and long lasting materials shaping rigorous geometries, a contemporary approach in meeting the demand for products with a strong language and contemporary attitude.
Hence Janeiro, a table distinguished by its fine play on balance, volumes and materials. The base is formed by two dome-shaped solids, positioned one above the other in a perfect balance, supporting the top, made of clear or smoked glass, allowing the peculiar base to be seen.
Light and delicate is the match of the two solids in the base, which is firm and materic as well, thanks to its construction in molded concrete. The structure that connects base and top is made of steel. Tops may be circular, oval or rectangular.
As Bartoli Design explains: “The table system is born from the fascination of the Sugar Loaf rocky monolith, the landmark of Rio de Janeiro. The concrete base of the tables, embodies a genuine and materic approach and the idea of a stone monolith. Looking at Janeiro, you have the illusion that the top sits above the base in a magical balance”.
“We are happy with this recognition, in our first collaboration with Bartoli Design – says Daniele Lago, CEO & Head of Design of LAGO SpA – With Janeiro we have added another timeless material such as concrete to our collection, masterfully molded for this table”.