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Filippo Mambretti’ Spritz Is Built for Taking Breaks

09.29.21 | By
Filippo Mambretti’ Spritz Is Built for Taking Breaks
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Even if you’re not a small space dweller, I think we can all appreciate a space saving furniture design. Filippo Mambretti designed the Spritz for Zelo21 to work in all of our lives. But before we get into some details, the name’s backstory is a good one.

It’s said that Austrian soldiers occupying the Lombardy-Venetian regions between the 18th and 19th centuries found the area’s wines too strong. To make them more palatable, they would dilute them with sparkling water and bitters. That was how the first spritz aperitif was born! The word “spritzen” is what to soldiers would say when ordering the drink, and it’s used throughout Italy to this day.

The Spritz is a 100% birch plywood box that transforms into a table with two stools when taken apart. Versatile and compact, it’s ideal for breaks through the day, on the balcony or in the garden – just like the aperitif. Wouldn’t you love to wind down here after a long day?

unfinished wood table with two stools on balcony

unfinished wood box on golden yellow background

unfinished wood box being disassembled on golden yellow background

unfinished wood box being disassembled on golden yellow background

unfinished wood box being disassembled on golden yellow background

unfinished wood table and two stools on golden yellow background

unfinished wood table and two stools on golden yellow background

unfinished wood table and two stools on golden yellow background

unfinished wood table and two stools on golden yellow background

black and white sketches fo a table and two stools

To learn more about Spritz, visit zelo21.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.