A reflection on the relationship between outdoor and indoor spaces
Wave, a new relationship between indoors and outdoors
The lounges designed by Pininfarina Architecture offer visitors two spaces for relaxation and contemplation. The furniture, defined by sinuous lines, minimalist shapes and contrasting materials, belong to an iconic, Pininfarina designed series manufactured by Higold Group: Wave. Armchairs, sofas and support points, oriented in different directions, stand out on a platform characterized by the flooring, made with the I Cocci collection by Ceramica Fioranese: a high-performance porcelain stoneware, extremely versatile and produced with a high content of recycled material. This lounge is completed by a metal border, make by Nieder, which frames and connects in a single system the horizontal ceramic surface and the luminous sloped surface. Lastly, the backdrop with an irregular profile, placed behind the seats, symbolizes the separation between indoors and outdoors. The installations are ideally connected by means of two luminous elements, mutually reaching towards each other, made in partnership with Zumtobel Group
A hybrid and versatile space
The theme of regeneration, in the two lounges by Pininfarina Architecture, is treated with different approaches. On the one side, the furniture by Higold Group, visually connected by luminous elements of Zumtobel Group, generates a hybrid and versatile space, which represents a new way of conceiving external and internal environments. On the other side, the rebirth of materials, expressed in the floor by Ceramica Fioranese, which integrates waste elements with marble pieces or reclaimed materials, and by the natural aluminium borders by Nieder.
A mutable relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces
The project Wave by Pininfarina Architecture with Higold Group. Outdoor Lounges – Università degli Studi di Milano – presented at Salone del Mobile 2022, analyzes the changing relationship between indoor and outdoor environments and offers a hybrid, versatile place that goes beyond the rigid conventions of space and includes furniture and finishes that belong to different worlds: the home and the garden.