Guglielmo Poletti is an Italian designer, who graduated from the Contextual Design master department at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Presented project, titled Equilibrum, is Guglielmo’s graduation work. It is a beautiful design outcome, proceded by thorough studies of materials, balance and various constructions. The collection contains four pieces, Bench, Console, Low Table and Stool, all following similar construction principles and sharing a common visual language — purity and fragility.
The first object — Equilibrium Bench is an attempt to get to the heart of the matter by deconstructing, pushing and restoring. "The main structure of the seating element is made out of several layers of lacquered MDF, the central part of which reaches the minimum thickness of 3 millimeters. In order to make the piece structural, a hot-rolled steel arch is paired with the MDF. The darkened stainless steel cable provides the final stability to the whole, avoiding any possible movement of the arch when receiving pressure from above,” explained the designer.
The second object — Equilibrum Console, seems extremely fragile. Its construction, made out of 3 millimeters darkened Corten steel sheets, allows the whole piece to be as thin as possibile.
The third object — Low Table, stands out by its transparency. Its whole construction was made out of transparent acrylic. "This configuration aims to make the structure disappear, thus highlighting the construction principle of the piece, in which the joint plays a major role both under a function and visual point of view,” explained Guglielmo.
The last piece of the collection — Equilibrium Stool is the result of an elementary composition, in which few components are combined through simple gestures. Thanks to its color, the stool is positively noticeable. The main body of the object was made out of flexible urethane rubber, which has been casted in the shape of a cylinder and then bent in order to become structural.