ONSEN collection by Francesco Meda & David Quincoces
February 3, 2022 | Collections / Designers /
ONSEN is a contemporary classic devised by Francesco Meda & David Quincoces. A proposal that dialogues with nature and architecture, and that stands out for its experimentation in the use of exterior materials with contrasting properties that maintain their natural elegance although reminiscent of artisanal tanning.
ONSEN is a collection of outdoor furniture of gentle and elegant beauty that includes elements made with stainless steel, leather and outdoor fabrics. Together they create a balanced combination, where the hardness of steel coexists with the warmth of leather and a selection of fabrics with natural tones.
“ONSEN’s success is that it has been the result of a long research process that has taken us into unexplored land and has led to innovations both in construction techniques and in the selection of materials”, Meda details.
The soul of the sculptural furniture is a tubular structure in matt stainless steel of high resistance and durability covered by special outdoor leather straps that interweave the sculptural volumetry in steel and create, on the outside, a sensual play of shadows with the projected geometry of the girths.
The mats are made with polyurethane foam rubber and microfiber top filling covered with waterproof fabric. The exterior upholstery is removable and is made with an acrylic fabric edging that gives it its own personality among the wide offer of our outdoor collections.
Now, the ONSEN series is being expanded with new designs that are integrated into the sculptural spaces of Xavier Corberó in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona. The geometry and purism of the new ONSEN pieces lack those superfluous ornaments and instead dialogue with the nakedness of the space, with a brutalist aesthetic, enriching the volume and the feeling of infinity to which the Catalan artist aspired, creating different outdoor spaces where one can enjoy the appreciated natural light, so praised in the architecture of the Mediterranean.
A contemporary classic. ONSEN’s discrete language mentions raw materials that refer to nature and contemplation. For this reason, the furniture is integrated into the architectural spaces of hotels, private terraces, interior patios, porches and other types of interior and exterior spaces that flee from decorative opulence. An invitation to relax in connection with the essential values of life.
Francesco Meda (Milan, 1984) graduated in 2006 from the European Institute of Design in Milan. The designer gained experience in London working in Sebastian Bergne’s studio and later Ross Lovegrove’s. In 2008 he returned to Milan and collaborated with his father Alberto Meda on brands such as Kartell and Caimi Brevetti. Meda has promoted her own art and design projects in other international firms and prestigious galleries such as Nilufar Gallery and Schoeni Art Gallery in Hong Kong. Among the applauded designs of him, stand out the bridge lamps and the 3D printed jewels that are part of the collection of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. Francesco Meda also has several awards. The last one was the 2019 Wallpaper Design Awards with the Woody chair for Molteni & C.
Born in Madrid, David Quincoces has lived in Milan since 2005, where he arrived to study a master’s degree in interior design at the Politecnico di Milano. Having worked with Piero Lissoni, he founded his own studio, Quincoces-Dragó, more than ten years ago. It is currently one of the most sought-after architecture firms in Milan and works both in collaboration with design companies and in interior architecture projects.
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