The partnership of an Italian designer, a Portuguese manufacturer and a Russian Fashion designer
Beauty lies in details. That’s what Italian-Swedish designer Luca Nichetto and Portuguese manufacturer De La Espada are demonstrating with this new collection presented at this year’s New York Design Week. Standing at the crossroads of their different inspirations, it was rather obvious they should present their work in the Big Apple (yes, some people still call it that). Composed of a sofa, a lounge chair, a side table and a coffee table, the 50/50 collection is the perfect reflection of both their southern European sense of style and the Scandinavian taste for refined, efficient design.
Indeed, when taking a closer look at the collection, it becomes clear that it is in fact a modern take on Italian furniture design. As many these days, Nichetto was inspired by the great return of a certain sense of aesthetics and organization that is found in the architecture and furniture design of the 1950s. The collection as a whole is a complex environment that fits together perfectly, but each part can also stand on its own.
The first part of the collection, the Elysia lounge chair, was introduced last February at the renowned tailor shop Bauer Atelier in Stockholm, establishing a beautiful parallel between the expert handcrafted tailoring used on the chair and the tailor’s creations. Episode II of the 50/50 collection finishes the introduction. Each product is the result of the great alchemy found between the two collaborators: Luca Nichetto designs the products while De La Espada manufactures them using only premium materials in Portugal. The collection is unveiled alongside three dresses and two coats created for this event by the Russian fashion designer Yulia Yadryshnikova. A winning combination!