Cimento Collection: monolithic, versatile furniture pieces that captivate with grace and elegance
The Cimento Collection was born under the direction of Aldo Parisotto and stands out with its pure, delicate lines, and sculptural yet light design.
This unique aesthetic language is developed throughout the collection of tables, tables, stools, bookcases, and benches integrating classic looks and contemporary space decor style.
Why the Cimento Collection? To combine enduring elegance with a modern material in furniture design
The entire Cimento Collection sighs with graceful sturdy forms that portray a unique story and soul. The furniture pieces are realized in natural materials, with colors inspired by the city of Venice. The natural, earthy tones, combined with a sculptural flowing design, create timeless pieces of furniture recognizable for the strong personality and the tactile feeling of having a solid look with a light soul.
The minds behind the Cimento collection – Parisotto + Formenton Architetti
The Cimento Collection is a product of the work of several designers, united by the idea of designing a monolithic yet light, unique piece of furniture. The collection was initiated by the Italian duo Parisotto + Formenton Architetti, and it was realized by collaborations with Omri Revesz Design, Studio 63, and Defne Koz + Marco Susani.
Aldo Parisotto and Massimo Formenton started their joined work in 1990 after graduating at the University of Architecture in Venice. Their studio has offices in Milan and in Padua and is flourishing in the fields of design, art, and architecture, both nationally and internationally.
The Cimento Collection has received the Archiproducts Design Award in 2019.
Materials & Techniques – Cimento material
The Cimento Collection of outdoor and indoor furnishing is realized in Cimento®, a material conducted of 90% mineral aggregates mixed with a cement binder. Cimento is an exclusive compound registered by the Venetian company SAI Industry and is a revolutionary cement compound applied to the supports of various materials. Cimento manages to obtain a solid and material appearance, typical of exposed cement but is able to surprise for its extreme lightness and ease of installation.
Style & Aesthetics – Brutalistic modular, dynamic and soulful aesthetic
The monolithic design of the Cimento Collection is infused with a color palette that is full of natural tones assembled in different shades and calibrated according to different levels of saturation and intensity. The colors light blue, green, mustard yellow, and red are inspired by the natural colors of the highly suggestive places and concepts such as the Venetian lagoon, the Adriatic Sea, the spice route, and the Orient.
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The Cimento Collection proves that concreteness and lightness do not necessarily exclude each other and when being put together, create modern and distinctive pieces of furniture.
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GUIDECCA – A dining table composed of a thin, round, or square top combined with a sculptural bedrock formed of four volumetric and curved elements.
TRONCHETTO – A monolithic and sculptural coffee table and seat.
The cylinders of the base and the main body create a totemic shape with essential lines, infused with the delicate irregularity of the material’s surface.
LIDO – A bench characterized by a light and slender lining, that contains minimal thicknesses, full shapes, and tactile surfaces that create an aesthetic and formal balance.
The VIGNOLE coffee table collection consists of four elements that are at the same time homogeneous and heterogeneous in height, shape, and color. Its natural and soft shapes are perfect for decorating and providing uniqueness to any environment.
The TORCELLO bench is inspired by the familiar shape and aesthetic of the concrete bench. A certain twist is provided with the contrast between its massive proportions, which give a positive sense of solidity, and the lightness of the construction.
The ACCADEMIA bookcase stands out with its aesthetic and formal balance by the alternation of full and empty spaces, as well as the different thicknesses of horizontal and vertical elements, made from two contrasting materials, cimento and wood.
Design Memento – The Cimento Collection represents a highly innovative, harmonic integration of natural materials and contemporary design
These dining tables, coffee tables, stools, benches, and bookcases portray a fusion between strong, natural materiality, powerful color palette, and minimalist design. Their natural, almost effortless, and yet effective design will look distinctive displayed in any surrounding.
The writer’s opinion – “The Cimento Collection is an incredible example of how the material can be an inexhaustible source of inspiration”
Its aesthetics take after the ideals of the brutalist architecture from the 20th century, where structures had a monolithic feel, appearing almost as if they were carved from a single, concrete block. The brutalist concept that structural components should be made visible is carried through the entire collection. It proves that even concrete structures that feel imposing, fortress-like, and visually heavy can be incorporated in essential pieces of furniture that will look dynamic, harmonious, and delicate.
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