ANDES, DESIGN: LUCA NICHETTO
Special items of furniture are in greater demand than ever. Life in the age of social distancing calls for more than just functional seating and reclining options. Living in these times is a tug of war between retreat and protection on the one hand, and the desire for company and spending time together on the other. With his carefully thought-through collection for Wittmann Möbel Werkstätten, Luca Nichetto has answered this brief with his characteristic exceptional eye for forms, lines, proportion and handcrafted details. The outcome is an eclectic collection of communicative pieces that can be arranged in a wide variety of constellations, and in response to a wide range of moods and requirements. Luca Nichetto deftly cites the opulence of classicism and the refined elegance of Viennese Modernism, maintaining the right balance between lightness and comfort. The peerless quality of the materials and the immense wealth of details in each of the elements tells an unmistakable tale of matchless handcraftsmanship influenced by Venice and Vienna.
Andes is a new interpretation of classically elegant salon furniture – bearing all the hallmarks of a great Viennese tradition. The individual elements in this family can be positioned to spectacular effect, as required, to present a new face to the world. With a virtually limitless number of combinations possible, Andes’ personality adapts to its surroundings by offering countless individual configuration options – no matter which of the world’s cultural circles it is introduced to. Available in a choice of two heights, the delicate metal structure gives the organically shaped cushions the appearance of floating. Perfectly handcrafted, the lines traced out by the dual piping bear the signature of Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten’s master craftsmanship. Maximum seating comfort comes courtesy of the feeling of gentle support delivered by Wittmann’s trademark intelligent use of a pocket-sprung core.
Andes is ideally suited for playful combinations of different-sized elements, seating heights, low and high backrest cushions, and coloured seat cushions. Footstools and tables can be brought in to coalesce with the group configuration, or positioned independently to the side of the ensemble. In terms of covering options, a multiplicity of materials and colours create new and highly individualistic impressions – underscored by design details that only true handcraftsmanship can produce.
o Sofa in two lengths (195cm, 240cm)
o Footstool in two depths (85cm, 115cm)
o End units, left/right: 190cm; depth 90cm or 120cm
o End units with tray left/right: 277cm
o Centre units: 170cm; depth 90cm or 120cm
o Centre units with tray left/right: 189cm, 231cm, 273cm
o Elements with reclining surfaces: 120cm, 190cm
o Special elements (asymmetrical): 130cm; depth 90/120cm
o Backrests: 50cm, 60cm, 80cm; height 60cm, 80cm
o Arm element: 66cm, 96cm; optional wood exterior: elm or walnut
o Piping: same as cover as standard, optional choice of quality leathers
o Feet: black grey powder coated, satin matt brass, lacquered soft copper