Pillow is much more than a simple pouf that complements a sofa: in fact, its structure enables it to live freely and independently in its space, a separate seat that is able to adapt to different interior design and architectural requirements.
“Pillow is inspired by our need to recharge our batteries and rest during the course of the day and by observing the convivial and social rituals that human beings adopt in different cultural contexts. My travels, my studies of the nomadic cultures in Asia and the Middle East and my interest in the changeable nature of social gatherings in Western cities got me thinking about the possibility of combining different ways of “being together” and of creating a seat that permits as much movement as possible, meeting the needs of both those that want more privacy and those that wish to socialise”. Andrea Anastasio. The cushion, the focal point of Pillow, grabs the attention right away and intrigues for its balance, only apparently “unstable”, which allows it to be moved with the utmost ease and versatility. The variety of the colours and textures underlines the chameleonic character of the product, enabling it to move perfectly naturally from the domestic space to the work environment, from the relaxed atmosphere of a lounge to the more dynamic context of a waiting room.
Andrea Anastasio was born in Rome in 1961. After completing his studies in philosophy, Andrea Anastasio embarked upon a cultural path that led him to cooperate on projects entailing the cataloguing of Islamic architecture in India, research on innovation in traditional craftsmanship techniques, partnerships with architectural practices, publishers and museums. Fascinated by the study of the poetics of conceptual art and its potential convergences with industrial design, he designs furniture and objects for Italian companies that play a leading role on the international scene. His research focuses on the manipulation of objects, consumer goods and domestic materials, to generate cross-contaminations of languages and meanings.
Et al., an evolution of the Metalmobil brand, produces chairs and tables for public gathering spaces: high-quality solutions, designed to improve people’s lifestyle and their relationship to their living space.