When the previous RAFFLES collection was designed and developed, a particular emphasis was placed on increasing volumes, seeking an original style. Take for example the display case with its sloping lines and the bed with the canopy with its wide vertical arches.
At the same time this new collection was going to be used in a context strongly reminiscent of nature, the seasons and all the elements that comprise this natural passing of time.
In designing a new collection, it seemed logical to create a model that also paid a lot of attention to the elements of nature that surround us, but rather than work on prominent shapes we decided to create a new design, starting with a more sober, contained style that speaks a formal language simpler and more ordered than the RAFFLES collection.
In the GIARDINO ITALIANO collection the seemingly rigid forms recall the simple but majestic volumes of socalled “glasshouses” or “orangeries” that whilst created in Italy in the 16th century, they then became very popular in northern Europe and particularly in England, at the height of the Victorian era splendid botanical gardens were created with these elegant structures to enrich private and public green spaces.