Our very own designer Luca Nichetto has been awarded the title Designer of the Year by the Swedish Residence magazine.
The jury chose Nichetto ”for his playfully precise and reasonable form, charged with two different design worlds.”
Luca Nichetto is an Italian-born designer with a background in glass design. He has studied of industrial design at the IUAV in Venice and began his professional career in 1999 by designing his first projects in Murano glass for Salviati. In 2006 he launched his own design firm, Nichetto&Partners, which specializes in industrial design and offers its services as a design consultancy. In 2011 he also opened another professional office in Stockholm, Sweden.
Nichetto has made several design for Offecct, among them are Linea and Robo.
The sofa Linea’s original idea came from The Line, an Italian animated TV-show Nichetto used to watch as a child. With this inspiration he wanted to create a sofa with a back that, when combined in greater numbers, forms a line that creates continuity.
The design of Robo is inspired by a 1999 music video by Icelandic artist Björk and Chris Cunningham, in which robots become human and come to life. The Robo chair has a completely new and unique look due to its separated seat and legs. The chair can be compared to a Meccano set that can easily be built on the spot. All the parts fit into a 50x50x20 cm box, which facilitates transport and also meets Offecct’s stringent environmental demands.