Distinctively asserting its modernity, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna has adopted its archetypes, bent-wood and woven cane, to design NYNY UNIT, a piece of furniture with a strong emotional dimension capable of imposing itself in space as the absolute protagonist of the scene. It has recently won the coveted Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021. For the 2021 edition, the international jury of 50 members evaluated over 7,800 applications received from 60 countries.
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With its versatile personality, this multifaceted design by storagemilano expresses an interdependence of design, architecture and art that draws inspiration from both the typical post-modernist styles and the graphic playfulness of the 1980s while creating an irregular development of perspective accentuated by the intense colour scheme.
The reference to architecture is also reflected in the name NYNY as New York, New York. The play of volumes of NYNY UNIT is, in fact, a tribute to the New Museum of Contemporary Art in Nolita, whose building expresses the archetypal forms of the Babylonian ziggurat.
With a totemic spirit, NYNY UNIT is defined in the asymmetrical superimposition of geometric volumes suspended with the support of the wall-mounted metal structure. Each volume corresponds to a specific function: below, two drawers, one high and one low; above, two compartments with doors; the lower one can also be used as a desk.
Material: Bent-wood & Woven cane
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