With its furnishings, Tacchini aims to improve the quality of private and public spaces, in a world where needs, technologies and lifestyles are constantly changing. This is the reason why Tacchini analyzes and improves its products and services without stopping, with passion, creativity and responsibility.
On the occasion of the 2019 Fuorisalone, Colefax and Fowler will host the Studiopepe’s ‘Wood Mood’ project in the showcases of its showroom, showing the Pastilles collection by Tacchini Italia elegantly covered with the new textile collections Manuel Canovas and Larsen.
Colefax & Fowler showroom
v. Palermo 8, Milan
Opening: 9 – 14 April, from 10 AM to 7 PM
Cocktail: Tuesday 9 April, from 7 PM to 10 PM
Tacchini Italia is to take part as main partner in the Les Arcanistes, The future is un / written project. Les Arcanistes is the new poster project by Studiopepe for Milano Design Week 2019. Inside a large industrial space, where in the last century gold was worked, the strong link between material and the archetypal power of symbols is to be explored. Alongside Tacchini the Studio, with its characteristic multidisciplinary approach and creative vision, has designed a layout through bespoke and design pieces, new editions of historic pieces, art multiples, a wunderkammer of materials, a sequence of installation rooms which open out onto a large hall where the rituals of contemporary living are staged.
Les Arcanistes, the future is un / written
v. Garofalo 24 — Milan, Italy
April 9th: from 11 AM to 6 PM
From April 10th to 13th: from 11 AM to 8 PM
April 14th: from 11 AM to 6 PM
For Milan Design Week 2019 Artemest in partnership with Tacchini presents Living Objects: design meets the delightful soul of the theater in a historic Milanese setting. For the first time, Artemest with TED Milano fully decorate a 1930s villa with a curated selection of furniture, lighting and décor crafted by the expert Italian artisans and designers.
v. Giovanni Randaccio 5, Milan
Opening: 9 – 14 April, from 11:00 to 20:00
25.01 — 17.03.2019, Galleria Harry Bertoia, Pordenone (Italy)
The exhibit embraces, for the first time with a complete view, the creative activity of the three Castiglioni Brothers, Livio (1911-1979), Pier Giacomo (1913-1968) and Achille (1918-2002), highlighting the very tight imperative and cultural correspondence and the collaborative skill that made their work unique in the Italian design scene. With the help of archive material held in the Fondazione Achille Castiglioni in Milan the exhibit presented in Pordenone, in the rooms of the Galleria Harry Bertoia, the prolific design activity of the Castiglionis through the drawings, prototypes and objects (created in the arch of over half a century from 1940 to 2000) highlighting the role of pioneers in the construction of the Italian design identity and of the designer’s profession. The subtitle – research, experimentation and method – want to highlight the possibility to reactivate the value and the contemporaneity of the Castiglioni method to conceive the aesthetic quality, the functionality and the use of the products (a lot of which are still in production) indicating how their work is to this day rich of teachings for the new generations and full of interest for the public.
Sancarlo is a reissue of a classic designed by Achille Castiglioni. Both versions, armchair and sofa, are composed of a simple, linear, curved tubular frame, on which a number of upholstered cushions are positioned. A ground-breaking concept when it was first presented, it has now been made even more effective with differentiated foam filling, in which the density varies according to the region of the body to be supported. Full of character, Sancarlo is a veritable icon of 20th-century design.
Tacchini isn’t just culture, it’s glamour. And this is also part of our Savoir-Faire. Creating atmosphere and beauty for people to enjoy is an exciting mission that requires tirelesscreativity and a touch of healthy madness. But when you are onto the right idea, developing it is a pleasure and also fun. To present the new Pastilles collection by Studiopepe, a renowned interior and product design studio in Milan formed by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, we devised an event that was different, with a hint of Milanese lifestyle and a nostalgic play on style. We sought out a location that was unusual yet had a high design content. We are talking about Bar Basso in Milan. There could be no better backdrop to present the sophisticated collection of Pastilles lounge chairs, poufs and coffee tables, inspired by the glamour of 70s clubs and dressed for the event in a palette of mid-tones, which match with precious fur and leather surfaces and play with the rich patterns of the Dedar fabrics chosen for the occasion. The installation will create a refined ’70s atmosphere, in which lounge chairs, poufs and coffee tables in smooth rounded shapes will welcome visitors to enjoy a moment of pleasant relaxation. The interpretation of the product in this space transforms the classic bucket seat armchair, which is revisited in a contemporary key through a sinuous shell that contains the seat and adds comfort to the design, blending it into the environment through the choice of colours, shapes and finishes. It is finished off with a family of coherent shapes for the poufs and coffee tables in different sizes, demonstrating the versatility of the collection, which can be used either as a system or as individual piece of furniture. The event planned for the presentation of Pastilles at Bar Basso will be the scenic, tangible demonstration of Tacchini’s response to the requirements demanded by the new concept ofcontemporary, global hospitality, in particular with hotels all over the world seeking to create a pleasant, comfortable and cosy atmosphere where guests “feel at home”.
In January 2019 Tacchini will be taking the story of its furniture to the theatre with a curatorial project by Davide Fabio Colaci in conjunction with the Arsenale Theatre and directed by Marina Spreafico.
The Arsenale Theatre under the direction of Marina Spreafico, in its tradition as an experimental theatre, will be concentrating Tacchini items and their stories into a single “installation”, mixing furniture, actors and audience with their life experiences. This series of short sketches and dramaturgical pills will in turn interweave with the stories of the products in the collection. In a mysterious and surreal atmosphere “stories in the story”, a combination of real-life information and pure fantasy, will take shape, describing to us how objects view our life as humans.
Teatro Arsenale, via C. Correnti 11, Milan
January 23rd: première by invitation
January 24th and 25th: entry free of charge open to the public
22nd — 24th November 2018 – Modelling the near future/Collision & Mutation
↳ Element Plus Group Ltd, 2nd floor, Building N1, The Bund Finance Center, 558 Zhongshan n.2 Road (E), Shanghai 200010, China
A lecture by Luke Pearson of London-based design and innovation studio PearsonLloyd, co-hosted by Element Plus and Tacchini.
The Achille Castiglioni Foundation in collaboration with ADI Lombardia will organize the parade of Castiglioni objects that have been awarded or marked over the years as part of the Compasso d’Oro (8 Compasso d’Oro, 1 Compasso d’Oro for the career, 16 mentions). While the objects will follow a red carpet to be positioned in the last area of the floor, at the entrance on the opposite side will be placed the armchairs made by Castiglioni: Cubo, Sanluca, Sancarlo. In this area will also be a simple buffet greeting before the guests leave the building. On September 25th the Lombardia Region Council will make available the 31st floor of the ‘pirellone’ to organize the event on Achille Castiglioni to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
Oliver, the elegant Tacchini sofa for the Elle Decor Italia Fuorisalone. Elle Decor presents an exhibition to be held during the 2018 Salone at Palazzo Bovara, corso Venezia 51, Milan, from 16th to 29th April: a multimedia project that describes the ways in which the new generational units, from the youngest to the eldest, live. A concept conceived starting from a sociological analysis that integrates the latest technologies into an evocative interior design context. Oliver, a great classic designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1957 and re-edited by Tacchini, has been chosen to complete the Elle Decor installation.
Tacchini presents its design pieces at Club Unseen, the manifesto project by Studiopepe that is to be launched during the Milan Design Week. It is a secret space with a contemporary atmosphere, a research that investigates themes related to hospitality. The project develops in a unique and experiential path of interior, which interprets the different forms of living. Inside the Club, historical design compares itself with contemporary pieces selected or designed by Studiopepe, in an unusual and classified location, an exclusive, welcoming place to share. And Tacchini products, including its re-editions and novelties 2018, are among the selected pieces that contribute to the creation of this exclusive atmosphere.
One of the novelties is Julep by Jonas Wagell, the upholstered sofa and armchair are characterised by soft and enveloping shapes, a collection inspired by the Avant-Garde furniture of the Fifties, with a romantic and feminine line. The second novelty is the Pi–Dou vases by Alvino Bagni, the perfect blend of material, technique, functionality, tradition and beauty. As re-editions are the Sesann sofa by Gianfranco Frattini, an informal upholstered seat featuring a tubular steel structure; the Coot table by Gordon Guillaumier, inspired by the pure and simple geometry of a petal that allows you to arrange different compositions and the E63 lamp by Umberto Riva, in steel and with simple lines that seem to give shape to the light itself.
Tacchini, with its re-editions characterised by fine tailoring and artisanal quality, has been included in the exhibition Ritrovare Gianfranco Frattini – part of a series of five exhibitions on Design and the territory of Monza and Brianza – presented by the Triennale Design Museum from 15th April, at Belvedere of Monza Villa Reale. The story on the designer focuses on his masterpieces, without forgetting the incursions in the product design territory and the strong continuity with the interiors.
Falegnameria Cavalleroni (Via Palermo 8, Milano)
Tacchini & Ceramiche Piemme: a story that, starting from artistic suggestions, brings the visitor into a dreamlike landscape where Pierre Charpin’s tiles frame the sofas designed by Pearson Lloyd and Gordon Guillaumier.
Elle Decor Concept Store, The New Shopping Experience
Tacchini has been selected among the best Italian and international companies to take part in the installation: the Blu Gallery, the contemporary version of the 500-year-old perspective, hosts a showcase featuring two Nebula Interiors screens, designed by Pearson Lloyd, declined by Tacchini in the art version inspired by the space designs of Inventario del novecento con la mano sinistra of the Milanese artist Lucia Pescador.
100 × Cento Design
Tacchini is this year taking part in the celebrations for the centenary of La Rinascente in Milan, together with Elle Decor Italia. A special initiative centred around the number 100 to celebrate the Milanese department store’s first century.
Cooking as fantasy and contamination, design as an exchange and interaction, the world as a set of geographies, cultures and identities. From here, The Kitchen of Confine – the new project by Elle Decor Italia set up by Elisa Ossino Studio in the windows of la Rinascente Piazza Duomo as a tribute to the themes of EXPO 2015.
The event, which was held from 22 to 27 January in Paris, is a tribute to the “Quadri Specchianti” of Michelangelo Pistoletto, presenting Tacchini’s new collection, not just through a mere display of products, but developing a reflection, in the true sense of word, on the relationship between the furniture, the space and people.
Subjectivities — selected design by Nationalmuseum Design Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
For the next three years, beginning in February 2015 Nationalmuseum will have a temporary home for its design exhibitions at “Kulturhuset Stadteatern” in the centre of Stockholm. The opening of the exhibition will coincide with Stockholm Design Week and it will run until March 2015. The purpose of this exhibition is that to show and make accessible parts of the museums vast collection from, primarily, the 20th Century, as well as strengthening the ties between the museum, one of Sweden’s oldest design institutions, and the design scene. This exhibition wants to show, through a cross section, the versatile contemporary Swedish design and its many faces. Sweden’s podcast have chosen 24 representatives of the Swedish design scene, who have been invited to choose an item at their pleasure. Among these there are also our designers Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto e Ola Rune and their choice fell on our armchairs “Kelly”.
We are delighted to inform you that we took part in the event “L’Esthétique du Détail”, held at the premises of our client RBC Mobilier in Montpellier, from 1 to 26 October 2015. The founder of RBC, Franck Argentin, and the director of RBC Design Center, Tristan Lohner, celebrated design and creativity, proposing a first-time presentation of some of the finest creations of the world-famous designer Patrick Norguet. Driven by his desire for perfection, his talent lies in constantly seeking out radical, poetic features, securing him a place among the key figures in international design. On the third floor, with new and innovative staging, the public can find a comprehensive collection of over seventy of the designer’s creations, including our Jacket armchairs, in both indoor and outdoor versions, and Dot, as well as our Trio table. His sense of colour, his elegant yet characterful purity, and his search for comfort are the essence of a unique, instantly recognizable style which is the hallmark of his accomplished refinement. The exhibition highlighted his taste for attention to detail and perfection.
Art and design: two boundless codes of communication that often meet and merge, in an interplay of exchange and contamination, alive with creativity, culture, innovation and rediscovery. This is the spirit of Design Meets Art: an event that brings together Tacchini, a key Italian player in the design world, and Dubai’s Opera Gallery, an exhibition space that is part of one of the most prestigious international networks of contemporary art galleries.
Since 1965, Tacchini has been a sensitive and refined interpreter of the home world, of collective spaces and of spaces dedicated to art and culture, with a philosophy based on the inimitable, authentic values of Italian-made production – quality designs and materials, carefully crafted production, an innate sense of beauty, harmony and wellbeing – as well as partnerships with some of the most interesting figures in contemporary design, including Pietro Arosio, Luca Nichetto, Pearson Lloyd, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Monica Förster, Lievore Altherr Molina, Christophe Pillet, Gordon Guillamier, Patrick Norguet, in addition to the fervent rediscovery of previously unknown pieces by great masters of the past, such as Achille Castiglioni, Franco Albini and Gianfranco Frattini. Museums, libraries, hotels, public spaces and private residences: the Tacchini collection interprets all the habitats of contemporary living, with a universal language formed of shapes, sensations and emotions. Each creation marks an important stage in a journey through the many scenarios in which we live, work, express our lifestyle or simply enjoy a moment’s relaxation or meditation.
The Gulf region is one of the most important markets globally, and Tacchini has been a successful presence there for many years. Now the firm dedicates the event Design Meets Art to the vast audience of architects, retailers, buyers, journalists and design and furniture lovers assembling in Dubai for the Hotel Show, the biggest hospitality fair in this part of the world. From 28 to 29 September 2014, Opera Gallery Dubai will host some of the most significant items in the Tacchini collection.