Costantini Design - FURNITURE / LIGHTING / FINE ART
COSTANTINI INTRODUCES NEW WORKS
ANNOUNCING EXCLUSIVE US REPRESENTATION OF AWARD-WINNING
LIGHTING ARTISTS SATSUMA WASHI AND STUDIOMIREI
(NEW YORK, NY – MAY 19, 2019) – Costantini, maker of high-end residential and boutique hospitality furniture and lighting is debuting several new works in cast bronze, marble, metal and solid wood.
Benino Table in cast bronze and lacquer,
Custom sizing available
The younger brother to the Benone table, the Benino Table features cast bronze bases that are only partially polished in order to highlight the imperfections that evidence the burnt earth that once surrounded them during the casting process. Its top, by contrast, is finished smooth and in your choice of material and color. Shown in oval with knife edge.
Table– ƒ editions (edition of 22)
ƒ № 5
24" Diameter x 20" H
The Francisco Tables are hand carved from sustainably sourced timber from northern Argentina. Each piece is unique, and as such, grain pattern, size and shape can vary from piece to piece. We now offer a detailed catalog of these items after they are made in small runs. We are showing the first two ƒ № 5 and ƒ № 21.
20" W x 21" D x 37" H
Wrought iron frame, leather
The original Rodelio Chair is one of Costantini co-founder William Stuart's first designs in collaboration with award-winning chef and television host Rodelio Aglibot, aka The Food Buddha. It is now being reissued in 2019 in a polished white finish. This chair features a nearly indestructible hand-welded metal frame with removable seat and back for ease of reupholstery for generations to come. Available in any color frame or the upholstery of your choice.
16” diameter,25" H as shown
Cast bronze, White Ibiza
Bellance Marmol is the White Ibiza stone topped version of one of Costantini co-founder Bárbara Ruckert's signature pieces. It features asymmetrical "feet" so that it might slide under a sofa or chair as needed as well as a handle. Also available in smoked glass, wood or marble.
SATSUMA WASHI AND COSTANTINI INTRODUCE A NEW COLLABORATION:
Washi paper and LED lamps
Various sizes starting at 6” diameter
Satsuma Washi Studio’s Keiko Haraguchi produces modern one-of-a-kind lamps taking from the traditional Japanese craft paper “Washi” that has a history of about 1,400 years in her native Japan. This organic material comes from the bark of the Kouzo (Mulberry) tree, which is sustainably harvested and environmentally conscious.
Costantini founders have always been attracted to natural materials and traditional techniques reinterpreted in the modern age. LEDs empower us to bring back this ancient material and we are thrilled to present her works to the American market for the first time.
ANNOUNCES US REPRESENTATION OF STUDIOMIREI
Banana fiber and LED
The Nebula Collection is drawn out of the interstellar clouds of dust and gas in space - regions where stars begin to form. Made of a woven natural fiber from the banana tree, which is then manipulated and sculpted until it reaches its voluminous shape reminiscent of spiral nebulae.
Costantini is thrilled to announce US representation of Italian-based STUDIOMIREI.
ABOUT COSTANTINI DESIGN
Costantini is a family-owned furniture design and manufacturing company founded by multinational wife-and-husband team Bárbara Ruckert and William Stuart in 2002. All items are customizable, but focus on noble materials such as bronze, solid wood and leather, using traditional processes like casting, traditional woodworking and upholstery to make contemporary work. Each piece from Costantini is handmade and no two pieces are exactly alike.
We are pleased to announce our first representation of other artists who are interested in reinterpreting natural materials or processes in new ways, with special consideration to process, material, and the environment.
ABOUT SATSUMA WASHI
Satsuma Washi founder Keiko Haraguchi grew up in the nature-rich Kagoshima in Japan and studied architectural design in Denmark. Her time there led her to reimagine the traditional methods of making paper from the Mulberry tree. Thanks to modern developments in LED technology, these paper works can now become custom lighting for residential or commercial projects. She continues to work and live in Japan.
ABOUT STUDIO MIREI
Mirei is a Milan-based multidisciplinary designer who started her career in her birth place, the Philippines. Working from her roots has exposed her to the world of traditional manufacturing and production of furniture, where everything is made by hand. This environment exposed her to the beautiful world of artisan crafts, but then gave her the yearning to explore state-of-the-art techniques that come from the western world. Graduating from Politecnico di Milano in 2017 with a degree in Design and Engineering has given her more experience in the technical point of view. Her work spans product design, interior design, creative consultancy and art direction.