Material lines – Daniel Libeskind designs Edge
Some see an archipelago in its lines, or a naturally disordered landscape, or a perfect city skyline, or even a collage of geometries or a folded sheet of paper, like open origami.
With Edge, the new desk designed by Daniel Libeskind and presented at the Salone del Mobile 2019, Turri is the culmination of a change that has involved all aspects of the company identity this year, giving it a more modern and up-to-date style.
Edge has a unique style and incisive design, the hallmark of Libeskind.
The desk, composed of several juxtaposed irregular and asymmetrical volumes, is a centrepiece that can be used on different sides. A thin yet solid metal skeleton, visible only from above connects its elements, made with walnut wood shells and black glass surfaces.
The result is entirely unexpected, an exploded design that produces alternating and surprising full and empty spaces, prompting the viewer to study the design up close, with the naked eye. Turri’s style is unmistakable, a symbol of fine Italian craftsmanship, seen here in the attention to details and masterful working of the materials. Everything in Edge is designed to leave the geometry and cleanness of its “modules” unchanged, like the drawers – lined and with a thin layer of padding – flush with the structure and disappearing completely once closed.