As we said in a previous article, wood is a “natural raw material with tremendous potential that can boast of inspiring both artists and architects. Malleable, comforting and warm, this medium, which we use in all its forms, fits into our interiors in so many ways.” Wood is all around us, indoors and out. Courtesy not only of the expertise and imagination of craftsmen, but also of brands which, like The Socialite Family, have made it their mission to enhance it. In our collection of furniture, accessories and lighting, wood is a key element. It is thanks to – and featuring – it that we have been able to bring to life two of our flagship creations, the Gioia table lamp and the Cavallo armchair. However, these models feature very different ways of using it. For our favourite seventies-style lamp, our manufacturers have tried their hand at sculpture. They have crafted the base of the Gioia as the silhouette of a flower with woody petals. Combined with a lacquered finish, it looks as if it has been polished. Gloriously glossy, a perfect pop of colour! Available in 6 colourways, the wood is beautifully enhanced. A long way from its natural state, which, nevertheless, captivates us with its unique qualities according to the chosen species or maturity. The ash version of our Cavallo seating lets the character of the wood express itself to the full! The one tiny addition is the detail – a brass tip – which enhances the two front feet of our creation, whatever shade you choose. The height of sophistication. Especially when one considers the infinite amount of patience that goes into its curved wooden structure, painstakingly crafted to achieve its unique horseshoe shape. A genuine feat of skill that has been handed down from generation to generation in our Italian workshops and that we wish to make accessible, for you.
In our collection wood is a key element. It is thanks to - and featuring - it that we have been able to bring to life two of our flagship creations, the Gioia table lamp and the Cavallo armchair.
Photography: Constance Gennari, Eve Campestrini & Valerio Geraci – Text: Caroline Balvay @thesocialitefamily