Under the artistic direction of Massimo Castagna, Italian furniture manufacturer, HENGE, exhibited its latest collection at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, showcasing the brand’s contemporary vision of craftsmanship, its luxurious quality prevalent in the materials and shapes found within each furniture piece, and its unique product offering.
Adding to the brand’s existing offering of furniture finishes, HENGE introduces a new variety of finishes including the H Silver finish available in two versions – the H Silver S, which is a distinctive burnished silver with a shinier and brighter note, and the H Silver Black, a darker burnished finishing that features a more intense feel. Additionally, the H Drama finish, provides a veined brass aesthetic, and the Shine Brass produces a glossy brass and bronze finish, that has incorporated a sand casting technique to create an irregular matte textural appearance.
For the 2017 collection, HENGE’s cutting-edge materials includes the Silver Brown wave soft, a black stone that features a lighter grey veining throughout, and the precious nappa leather Sense, with its earthy tones that range across earthy tones including rust and tobacco, to charcoal grey.
Among the highlights presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the Saetta table perfectly encapsulates the experimental work of HENGE, with its rectangular top that features the Silver Brown wave soft stone, and its legs characterised by a Bronze sand casting – an antique manufacturing technique. To complement Saetta, is the introduction of the Extra chair, available in a suede or precious nubuck finish.
HENGE’s Palazzi cabinet in a hand burnished brass is made using traditional techniques on black eucalyptus wood, one that offers a sheer expression of the brand’s sophisticated style. The Loom FR, an additional freestanding cabinet, is an evolution of Loom, the successful wall version, as it offers a wide full-height opening, finished in a hand-burnished brass, with smoked glass doors, and is available in three versions to include shelving, drawers or flap. Bistrot S, is a sectional bookcase with joint modules and multifaceted vertical dividers.
For the living area, HENGE introduces two main lines: Human and Pulse. The first features the Human Sofa with a slender structure and armrest, made with the charcoal grey Sense leather and the dark brown E-Type leather. Team with the complementary green linen pillows and the coordinated Human Armchair available with a charcoal durango backrest, suede interior and pillows in the new Symba and Symba R mélange fabric. The Pulse Sofa with its classic shape and deep seat, offers extra-large armrests, enriched in 2017 with new modules and the tobacco Sense leather.
HENGE illuminates the living spaces with three main lighting solutions. The Tape Light, is modular LED light fixture made from dynamic burnished brass woven bands; Air Light, a tubular waterfall comes in a pewter Murano glass with black burnished steel structure, which is presented this year with LED lights; and a polygonal fixture, composed of suspended pentagonal and hexagonal structures. Polygonal is also available in the H Silver Black finishing.
Another significant addition to the brand’s furniture offering is the dramatic Black Mirror, a result of an antique manufacturing technique that utilises the dust recovered by HENGE’S skilled craftsmen. Antiqued glass is accompanied by other elements connected by joints featuring Bronze sand casting finishing. H-Silk rugs are presented in the colour palettes that combine green with grey, and tobacco brown with brick red.
The latest coffee tables, among which include, Shift Lounge Table, a swiveling table with burnished steel base and a Web Grey stone top completes the 2017 collection. The exclusive Mushroom coffee tables, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, are presented at the Salone del Mobile 2017, in the latest brass and bronze finishing, that has been obtained through the artisanal sand casting process. Also introducing the Touch coffee tables, available in various shapes and sizes, features a hand-burnished brass base and a thermised hand shaped solid oak wood top. The spacious D Code square table is finished in burnished brass with triangular mini blocks. The Cliff coffee table demonstrates a jagged glossy surface top contrasting with the intentionally rough and uneven legs in the antique manufacturing technique of brass sand casting.
HENGE is synonymous with an authentic excellence narrated by its skilled craftsmen that showcases the brand’s experimentation through its innovative and sophisticated manufacturing techniques.
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