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Achille Salvagni

Contemporary Design, Glass & Ceramics, Modern Art UK, Italy

Directors

  • Achille SALVAGNI

1A Grafton Street London W1S 4FE UK

T: +44 20 7409 0026

Achille Salvagni Atelier is delighted to announce their participation at PAD London, October 11th to 17th, 2021. Achille Salvagni’s signature use of noble materials, traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail will be on display, with a selection of exceptional new and original works. .

The visionary designer and architect presents an inviting and fluid contemporary living room that utilizes texture and bold contrasts in color to create a sophisticated and elegant space that can be used for relaxing, entertaining and as a study. Vibrant red and blue hues are offset against the light cocooning backdrop, and soft curved finishes strike balance with sharper elements. The walls have been completely wrapped in a pleated curtain, giving the space a contemporary backdrop from which a variety of settings harmoniously exist.

Craftsmanship and materiality are at the core of Salvagni’s work. Polished and patinated bronze work, parchment, lacquered wood, hand carved onyx and grand antique marble all play their parts alongside brass, Japanese silk and other exquisite textiles.

Lighting also plays a very significant role in this environment. Vatuele and Dumas are two striking new works that complement one another. Vatuele is a swing wall light which pays homage to the works of  Serge Mouille and Jean Prouve and Dumas is a pared back version of Salvagni’s now iconic Spider chandelier. Together they show the versatility of Salvagni as a creator, their functionality and form present in equal measure, with seemingly delicate construction achieving perfect harmony. A pair of Bamboo sconces showcase the quality of the hand-carved onyx and highlight the natural veins within the stone. On the opposite wall sit a pair of San Zeno sconces, which serve not only as decorative pieces but also as up and down illumination.

The new Tutankhamun lounge and dining chairs were strongly influenced by ancient Egyptian furniture pieces with the back taking the silhouette of a lion’s hind legs. The dining chair has a wood frame, while the lounge chairs are in bronze. The Milano chair is an exercise in geometry with only three support cradles, two of which are in lacquered wood and the third in 24ct gold providing a solid base for the chair. The Alligator Sofa brings contrast with a more natural and organic shape.