Throughout its eighty years in the design and productionindustry, multi award-winning company Bonaldo has embodied the concept of Italian design by continually striving towards excellence and setting trends worldwide. Whilst retaining its original, native values of quality, creativity and innovation, this is a company thatembraces the concept of an ever-changing world by ensuring its designs evolve accordingly.
In collaboration with famous designers from around the globe, including Karim Rashid, Mauro Lipparini, Alain Gille and Carlo Bartoli, Bonaldo has produced an impressive array of modern furniture, such as barstools, sofa beds, lamps, mirrors, sofas, sideboards, beds and bookcases, much of which challenges traditional notionsof balance through the creation of optical illusion,moving shapes and transferring dimensions.
Bonaldo confronts the standard form of the archetypal table, for example, and turns it on its head. Heavy bases are replaced with lightweight, transparent designs, and it is the table tops that take on the extra volume, thereby giving the illusion of suspension. The sense of spaciousness this creates caters to the common desire for the airy, open living quarters that have become synonymous with contemporary living.
Experimentation plays a major role in the creation of thisfurniture collection. As well as exploring and utilising a vast array of different materials, including ceramic, wood, marble, glass and stone, Bonaldo designers play with colour, light, shadow and geometry, selecting each tone and shape meticulously in order to project the strong sense of identity that exudes from every piece.
The exceptional workmanship demonstrated throughout the collection is symbolic of the excellence of Italian creation. Whilst Bonaldo remains true to its traditional values, manufacturing furniture that is a product of culture, love and passion, it also embraces international trends and collaborates with some of the best designers from around the world in order to stay at the forefront of contemporary design. Through its striking representation of a Japanese flower vase, the Kadou Coat Stand, for instance, is an evocative yet practical example of Italian craftsmanship at its best, and is just part of one of many collections that has led Bonaldo to be on the receiving end of prestigious international awards and prizes, such as the Good, the Red Dot, and the IF design awards, and the Henry van de Velde Label.
Staying on course as a leader in modern furniture design, Bonaldo steers away from old-fashioned methods of manufacturing, opting instead for the precision and perfection offered by computer controlled machines, which perform the cutting and bending. The assembly and finish of the product, however, is the job of highly skilled welders and other craftsmen, thus giving that personal touch and ensuring the values and tradition of “Made in Italy” remain as strong as ever.
The Modern Furniture Company is proud to be able to offer a huge selection of Bonaldo tables, beds, seating, units and accessories, many of which are available in a variety of upholstery and colour options. For further assistance and advice, please call or email our Essex showroom.