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The Beep Beep Collection Exposes Its Black Outline for a Reason

09.29.21 | By
The Beep Beep Collection Exposes Its Black Outline for a Reason
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Designer Federico Angi recently unveiled his latest collection titled Beep Beep for the SuperSuperfici – The Spirit of Memphis (Reloaded) exhibition. Curated by Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni and promoted by Abet Laminati, the exhibition celebrates the grand history of the Memphis movement and the legacy left behind by Ettore Sottsass. Beep Beep, which consists of a single product that can function as both a table and a stool, was designed based on the idea of using Abet laminates as a flexible coating for curved surfaces. The coffee table/stool is an example of how plastic surfaces can still inspire change in modern design.

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

The Beep Beep collection looks different from every angle due to its elaborate silhouette. The unusual black outline that marks the thickness of the laminate plays an important role as an aesthetic element of value because it exposes the contrasts between flat and curved surfaces, as well as pointed edges and sinuous line. It also informs the viewer of the shape and movement of the object. Created in a range of colors, Beep Beep is available through Abet Laminati.

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Memphis style coffee table/stool

Photos by Alberto Strada.

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