Bringing together timeless objects created by renowned Danish and international designers, and modern, innovative pieces, Karakter presents a furniture selection with typical Scandinavian features at the 2023 Design Week. The Plexi lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti, the 121 dining chair and the 925 Scarpa lounge chair have quickly become some of the most iconic products.
Linear and with essential features, the 121 Scarpa dining chair was inspired by a sketch by Carlo Scarpa that his son Tobia definitively reworked in 1965. Created alongside the 925 lounge chair, which features a similar design, it is now part of the Karakter collection. Seat and backrest, upholstered in fine leather in different colours including Black, Bulgar Red and Cognac, are wrapped in a sturdy wooden frame that lends it a classic yet modern character. With its essential elegance and supreme comfort, this iconic piece is perfect for everyday use.
Like a luminous waterfall, the Plexi pendant lamp, designed by architect Angelo Mangiarotti in 1962, can be used individually or grouped in clusters, arranging each piece at different heights. With its evocative and dramatic appeal, Plexi is perfect for embellishing rooms with very high ceilings, hotels or restaurants. The distinctive cylinder-shaped Plexiglas tubes direct the light while also providing illumination from the bottom. Therefore, they have been sandblasted at one end to cast a wider beam of light. Available in two heights, 55 cm and 90 cm, the lamp is considered one of Mangiarotti's most spectacular creations.
Displayed at MoMA in New York, the 925 Scarpa lounge chair is an iconic and versatile piece of furniture. Its solid and durable wooden frame contrasts with its soft leather seat that features an anatomical design and cantilevered back. Elegant and instantly recognizable, this piece, created by Italians Afra and Tobia Scarpa, was designed together with the dining chair and shares its trestle structure with distinctive rounded joints. Available in several high-quality wood variants, such as Moka-stained ash, natural ash and European leather, the 925 lounge chair with its generous seat is a piece to display and admire.
Available in two sizes, the frame of Karakter's Cross Plex coffee table draws inspiration precisely from the cross shape. Initially conceived in solid wood, it is now proposed in square cut glass, which lend it lightness and delicacy. Stable and functional, Cross can also be chosen in a smoked glass version and easily placed in any space, drawing the attention and reflecting the sun's rays.
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