The Azul house by Paola Navone for Turri 30.06.2022
“Blue has no dimensions; it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colours are not… All colours arouse specific associative ideas, psychologically material or tangible, while blue suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.”
By borrowing from the world of art of Yves Klein, who created the most perfect expression of blue, Turri introduces the Azul House, designed by Paola Navone – OTTO Studio.
In this new capsule collection, presented during the Salone del Mobile 2022, Turri’s Made in Italy ethos is flanked by the contemporary look of a designer with an unmistakable style.
OTTO Studio’s manufacturing skill features meticulous attention to detail, which, in certain respects, approaches Italian high fashion, elevating the eclecticism of Paola Navone who has reworked the tradition of the Turri brand by reconfiguring proportions and dimensions and experimenting with materials and finishes.
The intense and refined lapis lazuli blue that colors the house of Paola Navone – OTTO Studio, appears throughout the entire collection, which is of impeccable quality thanks to the special craftsmanship of Turri.
From here, a living area in which the sofa, with its traditional shape, appears as a handmade macro weave in blue velvet that evokes the workings of fashion. The visual impact is an orthogonal, orderly texture that transforms and reveals all its softness through the physical presence of those who use it. The perfection of the Azul sofa lies precisely in its imperfection, in its ability to accommodate and shape the atmosphere in which it is inserted.
An oversized pendant lamp illuminates the living area. The shape is reminiscent of classic lanterns but is deliberately, and ironically, enlarged in its proportions. Even the materials used are reinterpreted in a contemporary way: the methacrylate is defined by a dark gray frame that highlights the line.
The dining table is born from the idea of an intertwining ribbon. Its light structure, in changing blue tubular metal, draws a knot in the center, opens in a free movement, and supports the natural marble top from which the entire collection takes its name: azul marble.
Around the table, welcoming and convivial, the armchairs with armrests are imagined in two versions: A more fanciful and expressive one, upholstered with a macro weave of padded velvet that adopts the same concept of the sofa, on a reduced scale. And the other is more sinuous, dressed in changing blue damask fabric, which shows particular attention to detail, especially in the blue fringe that highlights its profile and in the large padded buttons forming eyes on the back.
Completing the interior design project by Paola Navone at Turri’s stand during the Salone del Mobile are unexpected objects linked not only to the world of design but to that of art in general as well.