Matteo Nunziati, in his first collaboration with the company i 4 Mariani, proposes with the Blade line, a complete system of furnishings for the office, using geometric simple and essential lines. The important thickness and the volume of the elements that form the tops of tables and cabinets underline the quality and the strong structure of each piece. A distinguishing mark is a band of saddle leather, an identifying material of the company, that, like a blade, divides and interrupts across the surfaces, giving a great excitement. Exactly as in the works of art of Dutch Neoplasticism in the early 1900’s that inspired the collection, there is a searching for proportion and identification that are the recongnizable sign of the trademark. The variety of elements permits us to realize combinations and solutions suitable for every kind of working space, like the sequence of desks that join together to form a unique large space of for work that fits in the current trend of big lofts.
Another strong point is the personalization of the different combinations on the basis of client’s needs. In fact, the basic version can be realized with coated melamine panels, securing precise aesthetical and technical features, with an elevated quality and solidness of each single piece, but at reasonable cost. For the deluxe version, it is possible to choose veneer woods and saddle leather in different combinations.
The model BLADE is available in a many different combinations and finishing all using three main materials:
- Saddle leather (final code CC). The saddle leather, belonging to the other finishing chosen, is applied to melamine coated panels available in the following finishing: black, linen, white oak or grey oak. In all these cases panels have a thickness variable according to the use.
- Wood (final code ES) similar to oak with finishing available in natural oak or dark brown oak. The wood is always veneered to particleboard panels of variable thickness, in accordance with the use.
- Melamine (final code NO). Available in the version melamine white oak, grey oak or with linen finishing only for the frames of the cabinets. For the drawers and the doors either for the pedestals nor for the high and low cabinets, it is available also the finishing in acid green melamine.
The tops and legs of desks and conference table are made of honeycomb fiberboard with edges and crossbars in beechwood, honeycomb material thickness 42 mm and two panels each one 8 mm on the 2 faces available in the finishing: saddle leather, wood, melamine white oak or grey oak. For the wood finishing the edges are in wood matching, for the finishing in saddle leather the edges are made in ABS and covered in saddle leather, while in the other finishing the edges are in ABS matching. On the tops, except the saddle leather ones, there are always inserted some straps in saddle leather with depth of 10 or 20 mm.
The legs are fixed to the top with some cylindrical wood dowels and with some eccentric screws. Furthermore under the top, between the two legs is fixed a cross with thickness 36 mm in order to give solidity to the desk or the conference table. The modesty panel (optional) has a thickness of 19 mm. and is available in all the finishing. Frontal screens are available with thickness 19 mm in all finishing and also in a further padded version with polyurethane sheet and fabric or leather upholstery.
The leg of the desk, in its function to support the top, can be replaced with a fixed pedestal cabinet or by a fixed sideboard cabinet.
The fixed pedestal has a frame available in saddle leather, wood or melamine white oak or grey oak. The fronts of the drawers are available in the same finishing and also in acid green melamine, the handles are in saddle leather. The drawers are in beech plywood panel black matt lacquered with steel slide runners with damped close.
The fixed sideboard has a frame available in wood or melamine white oak or grey oak, with an internal unit foreseen for drawers or door and two open units usable either from the internal side than from the external one of the desk. In the saddle leather version, the upholstery of the frame of the sideboard is made only on the external surfaces. There is also a supplementary top for the sideboard in order to have the same height for both the sideboard and the desk; it is available in all the finishing. The internal unit can be completed with a door or drawers in all finishing available.
It is available also a simplified sideboard and coplanar to the desk; it is made by a top and a leg with thickness 60 mm.
The pedestal on casters has a frame completely upholstered in saddle leather, or in wood or in melamine white oak or grey oak. The fronts of the drawers are also available in the same finishing, the handles are in saddle leather. The drawers are in beech plywood panel black matt lacquered with steel slide runners with damped close.
The cabinets are available in two heights (790 mm. or 1540 mm) and with usable unit of two different widths (540 mm. and 800 mm). The frames of the low and high cabinets are made always in melamine with linen finishing thickness 19 mm; the upper top is also available in saddle leather, wood or in melamine white oak or grey oak to better match to the the office. The fronts of the low and high cabinets – drawers and doors in different dimensions – are available in saddle leather, in wood or in melamine white oak, grey oak or acid green. The handles are always in saddle leather. The internal shelves are always in melamine with linen finishing while the drawers are in beech plywood panel black matt lacquered with steel slide runners with damped close.
Furthermore are available some lateral end panels (optional) with thickness 25 mm. in order to better match the cabinet to the office; these are available in saddle leather, in wood, in melamine white oak or grey oak while the edge is always in saddle leather.
The armchairs have a chromed steel tubular frame diam. 25 mm and thickness 1,5 mm. The support is guaranteed by a technical mesh fabric in PE available white or black colour, sewed and inserted on two iron rod thickness 10 mm. curved and fixed to the frame through appropriate countersunk screws. In case of upholstery in leather or fabric the technical mesh fabric is sewn to the fabric or leather combined to bonded plush and then inserted on the two iron rod fixed to the frame. The armchairs are equipped with swivel tilt and gas-lift mechanism. The base in pressure die cast aluminium is polished on the upper portion and black lacquered on the lower one. Fixed steel chromed base at 4 points is also available.