At the end of 2016 Jonas Wagell was approach by Tacchini with a request to create a modern interpretation of a classic Italian mid-century furniture piece for the family-run company. The form of the Roma sofa collection is recognisable and timeless, but carefully shaped with comtemporary lines and proportions. The result is a graphic and simplistic design worthy of the Italian classics, and which certainly bears a strong trace of Jonas Wagell’s Scandinavian roots, as well.
The collaboration continues with the Julep sofa collection introduced in 2018 as the protagonist of the brand at Salone del Mobile in Milan. For this second project we have yet again drawn inspiration from mid-century furniture, but with a more daring Avant garde aesthetic.
In 2017 the Roma sofa collection was announced winner of Best Furniture in Archiproducts Design Awards 2017. The following year the Julep sofa collection was awarded Muuuz International Award 2018 and shortly thereafter - for the second year - we were announced winner of Best Furniture in Archiproducts Design Award 2018!
All the furniture pieces are made by hand in the Tacchini factory in Brianza with superior quality and attention to detail.
Words by Rachel Morgan for Menu A/S
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