The Zanotta philosophy of contaminating different languages, inherited and consistently pursued by the new generations, still remains the success key guiding the selection of collaboration with contemporary designers. The brand new designs are positively boosted by the comparison with the stylistic legacy full of intelligence and irony of the Zanotta icons.
During 2016 the cooperation with Damian Williamson, who designed the sofa range William in 2010, still continues with Botero, an enveloping embrace to relish in every moments of relax. It features horizontal bands defining the armrests and backrest, integrating structure and stuffing, with a slight inclination that indulges the body and provides ample support even without cushions. A series of hidden seams defines the structure whilst preserving the convenience of a removable cover. Modularity makes it as suitable for compact solutions as for big compositions.
Since more than 60 years the Zanotta Italian brand gathers the best references of creativity and project research of the furniture design. Italian authors, but not only, entered the history like the great masters of Italian design: Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Giuseppe Terragni, Carlo Mollino, Joe Colombo, Piero Bottoni, Angelo Mangiarotti, Superstudio, Gae Aulenti and many more. Making room to their revolutionary, experimental and odd ideas for furnishing elements that would enter the homes in their daily life: this is the clearest sign of Aurelio Zanotta’s entrepreneurial vision, setting up the company in 1954, who managed to make culture anticipating the public’s future needs. This is how a collection of objects has been made up, inspired by interpreting essentiality and logic, beauty, usability and timeless modernity: ranging from the upholstered pieces, that have overcome the tradition of the artisan’s shop to experiment new technologies and materials, until a production including all the typologies of furnishing accessories, under the sign of quality and Made in Italy strongly connected to the territory. The Zanotta catalogue has become the design history-keeper in the furniture field starting from the early ‘900. In the Eighties it opened up to the world of art: the ideas by Ettore Sottsass, Bruno Munari, Alessandro Mendini, Fortunato Depero, Riccardo Dalisi, Alik Cavaliere, Pierre Charpin and others have become pieces of the limited edition Zanotta Edizioni.
Compassi d’oro Awards as well as acknowledgements and inclusion in plenty of permanent collections in international museums are there to testify that Zanotta’s story is the one of a visionary and courageous insight about how the design future would have been.