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Bonaldo`s Table Concept

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With over 30 models in its catalogue and 4,700 items produced every year, Bonaldo is positioned among the most significant Italian table manufacturers. These products represent a significant portion of Bonaldo’s production, not only in terms of quantities but more particularly in terms of quality and prize -winning ability: to quote only a few examples, Big Table by Alain Gilles won the Good Design Award and was published in some of the world’s most prestigious media, Sol and Still by Bartoli Design won respectively the Good design Award and the Red Dot Award, with the latter also awarded to Welded, also by Alain Gilles.
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Several tables have entered design history: one example is H2O, designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini, which,although it is no longer in production, is nevertheless shown in exhibitions dedicated to design.
These are elegant tables, for contemporary tastes, and in the vast majority of cases extremely practicalthanks to their extension mechanisms that have been conceived in order to obtain the best possible result both from a styling point of view and the point of view of functionality. These are some of the principal characteristics of the collection, which demonstrates all the know-how that Bonaldo has been able to build up over the nearly 80 years of its history: the processing of metal, its starting point, and then of so many other different materials –woods, glass, stone, plastic, natural cement–that are highlighted in each Bonaldo table.
In 2013 the collection has been expanded with a number of tables which differ considerably one from another both in matter of taste and functionality, and which have been designed by three designers amongst those who are most in tune with the Bonaldo concept: Bartoli Design, Alain Gilles and Mauro Lipparini.
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Kime table Design: Bartoli Design
An extending table which is solid and easy to use, conceived to form part of the domestic landscape with a lightness of format, discretion and elegance. Kime is ideal for positioning in a kitchen environment, but its clean silhouettes also make it perfect for young and informal living areas, to satisfy all those who look for the practicality of the extending table top without forsaking a modern design. Thanks to a simple lateral sliding movement of the legs and of one or two laminated Doluflex® extensions, the length of the table top can be increased easily, while retaining the ultimate stability.
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Match table Design: Mauro Lipparini
The name of the table designed by Mauro Lipparini, Match (from the English for “flame-maker”), is inspired by the shape of its legs. The youthful design is one of elegant modernity and offers an interesting counterpoint between the table top and the frame. The table top, with its light circumference made up of continuous straight lines and curves, seems to disappear behind its bevelled thickness, only revealing in the curves of the corners the punctual sign of the legs. The solid wood legs are slightly tapered downwards and shaped in their cross – section, almost like a poem that is purposely discreet and hidden. “Match” has a truly delicate quality and its presence recalls the lightness of a match. (Mauro Lipparini) The extending table top, made of extra clear glass, acid-treated black glass or in white or anthracite grey lacquered Doluflex®, is distinguished by a profile in the same shade as the top itself. The extension is made of Doluflex®: lacquered white or anthracite grey. The legs are in solid ash-wood.
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Octa table Design: Bartoli Design
Octa is derived from the Greek octo which means eight: that is the number of legs that equip this table designed by Bartoli Design for Bonaldo. The legs are indeed the key players in Octa : built out of metal rods that have been bent and welded, they form a base which is light in appearance, but which still gives an impression of great solidity and stability. The idea of a table with legs made of metal rods came from playing the game of Mik ado pick – up sticks. Order in disorder, lightness, a filigree pattern – these are some of the characteristics that come to mind when thinking about this product, which is designed to be unusual and elegant. (Bartoli Design) Octa is available with a fixed rectangular table top in various finishes: white or matt anthracite grey lacquered wood;
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Prora fixed table Design: Mauro Lipparini
A name linked to the sea has been given to this table with its impressive appearance, and whose legs recall the shape of the prow of a ship. This is a classic item from the Bonaldo production list that is being relaunched in 2013 in a new version with a two -tone fixed table top in new materials and finishes, which comes in addition to the already existing extending table top. As is often the case in the Bonaldo collection, Prora combines functionality with elegant styling and innovation: this is the way that Bonaldo meets the demands of the modern public, who love design as much as practicality and who want to make the most of their available space. Prora is strongly characterised by its substantial base, made of metal: painted glossy white, matt white or matt anthracite grey.
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Alain Gilles and Bonaldo have worked together on the creation of a good umber of products: the first table designed by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo, Big Table, achieved an extraordinary level of success with the public and the press; the second, Welded, launched for the 2012 edition of the Salone del Mobile furniture show, was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award (“red dot: best of the best” in the Product Design category). The name Welded recalls the welding process and alludes to the main features of this new product: essential appeal, practicality, clean -cut lines with a male design free of any superfluous decorations.
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