The MM8 table explores the limits of material in relation to its structural properties, exploiting the physical qualities of aluminium. The construction brings an overall tension to the structure, allowing the top to reach a minimum thickness of 8 mm.
The weights contained inside the two cylinders increase the rigidity of the surface, counterbalancing the forces in order to ensure high stability. The resulting composition gives the piece a strong monolithic presence highlighted by the accentuated contrast between the impressive volumes of the base and the extreme thickness of the top.
Guglielmo Poletti (b. 1987) is an Italian designer. He founded his practice in 2016 after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he earned an MA in Contextual Design. Currently based in Milan, his studio covers a variety of projects that range from custom pieces and limited edition series, to collaborations with the industry.
In 2018 Poletti was selected among the six young designers winners of the Italian ‘Rising Talent Awards’ at MAISON&OBJET in Paris. At the same time he was shortlisted for the ‘Officine Panerai Next Generation Designer of the Year’, part of the 2018 edition of the ‘Wallpaper* Design Awards’. In 2019 he has been nominated ‘Young Talent of the Year’ by Elle Decor Italia, which shortlisted him for the ‘EDIDA – Elle Deco International Design Awards’.
For nearly 30 years, Desalto has spread worldwide an idea of an aesthetically sophisticated product based on constant technical and technological research focused on greater functionality. Thirty years of activity make Desalto a young but also time-honoured brand.
A young spirit capable of combining iconic seating and complements, like graphic signs sketched in the air, with tables as adaptable as everyday life is. But also a story which began in 1990 when the four Orsenigo brothers – the heirs of a metalworking family company – envisaged a firm that would be more in step with the times and, from the very beginning, called on the cooperation of established or up-and- coming designers.
Excellent quality and production capacity are just two of Desalto's distinguishing characteristics which have made it one of the Italian companies considered ambassadors of Italian design throughout the world.
Desalto perfectly embodies some central values of the Made in Italy brand: a family of entrepreneurs and an area that represents, in the design scene, an unrepeatable system, from the idea to the market, and that maintains the product quality as a must.
Each design features the essence of the craftsmanship typical of Italy, and especially of the Brianza area. Desalto boasts an in-house and external production chain that is quality-controlled at every stage to ensure long- lasting value and beauty.