STEP | LIVING DIVANI | 2014
Square in shape, Step can be opened up to reveal a hidden surface made of glass. A contrast of materials and surfaces, for extremely elegant furnishings. The sliding system is devoid of tracks, the surfaces glide directly over nylon cable ties, which are self-lubricating, reducing thickness to a minimum.
The Step table consists of a load-bearing tempered glass top, with a thickness of 12 mm, contained in two panels created from machined folded, honeycomb aluminium, which is pre-painted using RAL-K7 9010 white or anodized paint. The two panels are presented as "shells" which are square milled at the bottom to allow the legs to pass through and bolted to the surface by means of bushings, fitted internally with self-lubricating sliders, which allow them to scroll.
Step is a project which I am particularly fond of - Mario Ferrarini explains - I consider it my first real industrial type product. It is not in fact the result of a reasoned shape, that has been drawn and customised, but represents the reduction of each component.