Grand Canyon In Miniature

Edited by: Roberta De Monte

Design by: Giancarlo Zema

Where: Nowhere

Proofreading: Bianca Baroni

Gran Canyon

Presented at the last Milan Design Week 2013, the ecological collection designed by the Italian architect Giancarlo Zema, is inspired by the sculptural forms and the sinuous lines of the American Grand Canyon.

Gran Canyon

The entire line of items, consisting of a seat, a coffee table and a lamp, represents the inauguration of the new brand Origami Furniture. The elements are defined ‘eco-friendly’ since they have been made ​​from recycled cardboard, paper cut, shaped and then assembled together: these layers conjure up precisely those of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon

The soft and sinuous shapes of the collection create, within them, niches and small spaces that allow you to accommodate bags, newspapers and other small items. All the elements harmonize perfectly with each other and the seats, a single and a two-seater, are similar and structurally lightened by two lateral holes. The table has the same shape, but the table-plan is composed of a sheet of various colours (from blue/light blue to bordeaux/purple, besides white and brown) and can be chosen by the customer.

Gran Canyon

The most interesting object, which differs significantly from the rest of the collection, is the lamp: a slender figure which reminds us of desert and distant forms. The LED lighting system has been installed in the lower part of the central hole. The collection, which allows to furnish the outdoor spaces in an environmentally friendly and innovative way, can be purchased on Origami Furniture.

Grand Canyon




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About the Author

She graduated in 2012 at the University IUAV of Venice, Master in Building Technology, with a thesis on new media façades. Trainee at the studio TAMassociati (Venice) and Laboratorio2729 (Venice), she participated in two study-tours to New York, Holland and Germany.

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