DOT and SPARTA \ Leonardo Rossano & Michelle Ashcraft

• April 8, 2012

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"Dot", image courtesy Leonardo Rossano

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"Dot", image courtesy Leonardo Rossano

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"Dot", image courtesy Leonardo Rossano

Salone Del Mobile, Milan
Pavilion 12 stand E14
17- 22 April, 2012

Conceived as an island of comfort from simple organic forms the bed “Dot” is made by the producer Esedra and designed by Leonardo Rossano. Various artisans handcrafted each piece, which is an expression of Italian “know how”, to realize the bed. The simplicity of the design reveals multiple functions: an orbit shaped shelf can be moved to the middle of the bed and turned into a table for breakfast, laptop, or TV. The mattress and frame can be rotated together, and the mattress can be raised to place the linens. The mechanisms are protected at the base of this impressive piece of furniture.

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"Sparta", image courtesy Leonardo Rossano

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"Sparta", image courtesy Leonardo Rossano

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"Sparta", image courtesy Leonardo Rossano

The seating collection “Sparta” is collaboration between Leonardo Rossano and a young American designer Michelle Ashcraft. Simple yet elegant, with a clear structure and fine details, the collection is produced by a Tuscan company Esedra. Sparta is cut from simple sheet of plywood then assembled by skilled craftsmen. Sparta is a seating system with a contemporary design, in which harmony of proportions and comfort characterize a versatile product suitable for public and private spaces. A poetic design that speaks the language of archetypal forms.

Leonardo Rossano is an architect and designer since 91’ in Florence, Italy. He freelance designs furniture, furnishing complements, and exhibition space.

Michelle Ashcraft has a degree in industrial design and masters in graphic design. She is currently working as a freelance designer in Florence, Italy.

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Company: LEONARDO ROSSANO ARCHITECT
Designer: Leonardo Rossano | studio@leonardorossano.com
Designer: Michelle Ashcraft | ashcraftmichelle@ymail.com

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