‘While positive shapes often are associated with strong, active, qualities, negative space is calm and peaceful and leaves room for interpretation. Our thesis was that the juxtaposition of these two relative spaces would bring something new and thought-provoking to a room.’
The new collection was initially intended to launch in prototype at Sancal’s stand at Museo Collection at Salone in April this year. The current pandemic and its obstacles ultimately proved to be an unexpected bonus, as it gave Note and Sancal the opportunity to finesse the collection at leisure, without the pressures and constraints usually imposed by the design industry’s conventional calendar.
‘We have always felt that too many decisions are made to meet the demands and timing of the large fairs and that companies are expected to launch new things every year to stay relevant,’ adds Cristiano.
‘Perhaps the pandemic has opened up new ways of thinking when it comes to launching products, ways in which a more responsible and holistic approach can be implemented, from both environmental and social sustainability perspectives. I believe we are entering a new renaissance in design – a time where designer and company are enabled to produce fewer but much better products, in terms of quality, innovation and functionality. Products that will be the classics of the future.’