ToriiBy Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
With its pure and timeless lines, Torii takes both its name and its form from traditional Japanese culture, making reference to the arches, normally found at the entrance to Shinto shrines, that embody the frontier between earthly and sacred matters.
The new bench designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba is distinguished by its multifunctionality and use, as it is typically placed in collaborative spaces and it can also take many different possible finishes (colours, upholstery and electrics).
It can be set to the same height as a chair, which means it can be used next to desks or work tables.
Their sign is mature and controlled, which binds coherently like a fil rouge, very different projects, where every function, every shape, every aesthetic is transverse in a temporal dialogue from one object to another from one company to another, a deconstructed vocabulary that generates a free vocabulary because as they claim “No freedom can restrict the freedom of others”.
In 25 years they have investigated practically all the types of furniture, dressing with emotions the functions without ever being repetitive even if they are recognizable.