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Tramoggia Offers a Contemporary Take on Traditional Italian Furniture

11.04.20 | By
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Almost all chest furniture can be traced back to cassapanca, a traditional Italian chest used for a multitude of purposes. Giuseppe Arezzi, along with It’s Great Design, have presented their own contemporary version with Tramoggia. While still used for the same function – storage – Tramoggia doesn’t resemble its ancestor very closely. Rather than wood, it’s constructed from painted steel sheeting. This allows the two- and three-seaters to be used both outdoors and indoors.

metal chair and bench

“As a designer, I have always been fascinated by multifunctional and hybrid furniture, especially because nowadays our living spaces are constantly changing by becoming even more temporary and nomadic. This interest, along with its ancient origins, led me to work with the cassapanca concept. Popular since Middle Ages, it was often the only piece of furniture in the house, and it was used in different ways, for instance as a container, a travel suitcase or simply a table,” Arezzi shared with us.

metal bench

back of metal bench

metal chair

back of metal chair

metal outdoor chair

metal outdoor chair and bench

metal outdoor chair and bench by pool

To learn more about Tramoggia, visit greatdesign.fr.

Photos by Melissa Carnemolla

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.