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De_Symetria

2010

designer Luca Scacchetti

De Symetria designed by Luca Scacchetti is a collection inspired by serene repose. Consider images of a hammock looking upwards towards the top of umbrella pines, where their thin and naked branches offer flat arrays of green. Or maybe imaginary waiters worthy of a well choreographed musical where their hands are opened wide with all fingers pointed up to hold glass trays in perfect unison. Now visualize this collection applied with the symmetry of two straps or steel arms of various lengths that hold transparent tops. These straps may be covered in saddle leather for a more comfortable look. This result in a system built like a bridge that is very architectural and all founded on the static components of equilibrium defined by symmetry.

The shape and mass can be covered in wood and saddle leather, glass and saddle leather, only in saddle leather, or lacquered to contrast with the lightness of the trays and transparent tops.

The transparency of these steel “open hands“ becomes the characteristic of the collection.

There is the same relationship between the trunk of a tree and the branches, or between the body and outstretched hands that is recreated here with few, but essential lines that mirror each other to create De Symetria.

Specifications:

The DE SYMETRIA model is available in several combinations that use three kind of materials:

  • Extraclear transparent glass (final code EX) or glass varnished on the underside (final code VV) in white, black or RAL 1019 colors. In some cases, the sheets of varnished glass are applied to black melamine coated panels.

  • Saddle leather (code CC) or leather (code PX). The saddle leather and leather are always applied to black melamine coated panels, of various thickness, in accordance with the use.
  • Lati wood or similar ebony wood (code LA). These two woods are veneered to particleboard panels, of variable thickness, in accordance with the use.

The metallic parts are available in chromed steel only.

The tops of the desks, conference tables, and low coffee tables are available in the following materials:

  • Glass. The glass tops are 15 mm thick extra-clear transparent glass or varnished on the underside.
  • Saddle leather or leather.These tops are black melamine coated panels, 35 mm thickness and beveled along the lower perimeter edge and covered in saddle leather or leather.
  • Wood.The wood tops are 35 mm thickness particleboard panels, beveled along the lower perimeter, and veneered.

The desks and conference tables with tops in transparent glass and wood are also available with inserts of leather or saddle leather in the tops, which are accomplished by removing 3 mm from the base material. Under the tops made in saddle leather, leather and wood there are reinforcement steel bars. Underneath the tops there are chromed steel supports screwed to small plates glued to the glass top or directly screwed to the tops in saddle leather, leather or wood. These supports have an asymmetric cross shape for the desks and a symmetric cross shape for the conference and coffee tables; they are fixed to the legs or to the desk returns.

The legs are made by pairing black melamine coated panels in a 10 cm width, and they are beveled along the vertical edge. Along the vertical edges and on the upper part, legs are always covered in saddle leather or leather. The central part can be either covered in saddle leather or leather, or it is possible to apply a panel in MDF paired with a glass sheet 4 mm thickness and varnished on the underside, or a veneered particleboard panel.

The modesty panel is produced with a panel 20 mm thickness covered in saddle leather or leather, or veneered, or paired with a 4 mm thickness glass panel varnished on the underside.In the desk version with two legs, it is absolutely required to use the modesty panel for stability reasonsThe leg, in its function to support the top, can be replaced with a pedestal cabinet or with a return sideboard cabinet which leans on supports of chromed steel. A fixed pedestal is available completely covered in saddle leather or leather, or veneered, but the back panel always has a beveled frame border covered in saddle leather or leather. The fronts of the pedestals are available covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered.

The return sideboard cabinet has a frame in black melamine coated panels of different thicknesses and can be accessed from both sides. The top is available covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered. The inside has a closed panel, an open unit, and a pedestal, while the outside has one closed panel and three doors. The closing panels and the doors are available covered in saddle leather, leather, veneered or paired with a sheet of varnished glass, while the drawers and the file drawer fronts are only available covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered. The smaller sides are covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered, but with a beveled frame border covered in saddle leather or leather.The pedestal on casters has a frame of black melamine coated panels completely covered in saddle leather. The fronts of the drawers and file drawers have a thickness of 20 mm and are available covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered.>The handles are in polished aluminum.

The frames of the high and low cabinets are made in black melamine coated panels with thickness between 8 and 20mm. The side panels are fixed to frames and have a thickness of 6 cm; they can be covered completely in saddle leather or leather, otherwise they have the upper and lateral beveled edges covered in saddle leather or leather and a veneered panel applied on the central portion. The top is made of a panel 20mm thickness and is covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered. The drawers and file drawers are available covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered. The upper and lower doors are made with panels covered in saddle leather, leather, veneered or with a sheet of varnished glass 4 mm thickness. The handles are in polished aluminum.

The reception desk is available in different versions, with several finishes.The public top is always in glass.

The wood paneling is made of modular panels 1 meter wide with height of 240 cm.; it is available also with middle aluminium profiles at height of 60, 120, 180 cm. The black melamine coated panels are available covered in saddle leather, leather, veneered or paired with sheets of varnished glass. Shelves covered in saddle leather, leather or veneered can be inserted into the aluminium profiles.


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