Cappellini (IT) 2013
The CANDY collection reinvents the steel reinforcement bars normally used for concrete structures. Thanks to an industrial coating process, the usually unattractive rusty steel bars are given a new and elegant identity.
The CANDY shelves explore beauty and simplicity of ready-available construction materials to make furniture. A commonly known bar, by means of a simple design and an industrial intervention, becomes a beautiful and classic piece of furniture. Surprisingly, the purely functional texture of the bar becomes, once painted, a graphic element. The CANDY shelves refer to 1960’s furniture through the use of a structure holding boards of varying colours and finishes as well as perforated metal tray elements and accessories.