SEM Milano - Check collection

Exact grids mark surfaces of wooden furniture

Perfect rectangular grids etched into wooden surfaces adorn Italian designer Elisa Ossini’s neat collection of furniture for new brand SEM (Spotti Edizioni MIlano).

The Check collection includes a tall cabinet with vertical and horizontal lines etched only 1mm into the doors to reveal the wood grain beneath. The lines are so precise that you can hardly see the split between the doors and the surface is only interrupted by two delicate keys as handles. The cabinet opens up to reveal a mirrored backing between shelves.

The light body sits on a tubular metal frame that runs along the underside of the cabinet and bends down into slender legs on either side, reminiscent of curved tubular Bauhaus designs from the 1920s. The legs are coated in a liquid rubber paint to give them a soft finish.

The collection also includes a round table and stools with the same grid design and bent tubular frame. They all come in brick red, pink, blue or green with the same colours running through the grooves in the wood.

The pieces are part of SEM (Spotti Edizioni Milano)’s debut collection launched by Italian design retailer Spotti Milano.


Photo credit: Matteo Balsamini