2023 news

Thin thicknesses, movement, transparencies and extremely clear wood nuances characterise the evolution of the systems – the main tool to define a framework that, if needed, can disappear, while structuring and dividing space with freedom. In the collections, pieces of furniture with everyday functionality and concreteness become new classic must-haves, in combination with extraordinary items with a disruptive character: distinct notes that together compose the chords of an ever-changing music.

ROMBY armchair, designed by Gamfratesi

From the transformation of the Romby chair designed by GamFratesi in 2020 and which smoothly and slowly turned into the “manifesto” item of Porro design with its ability to instantly convey the typical geometric purity, manufacturing excellence and artisanal flavour of the brand, comes the new Romby armchair for all-round use, opening up new possibilities in the home office and contract sector. The shapes of the padded shell seem to blossom, widening and rising to create the armrests, releasing a new, unprecedented feeling of softness and naturalness, but still retaining the lightness and minimalism of the original model. The truncated cone base, on the other hand, gives way to the convenience of 4 central wooden legs, a sort of change of clothes with the visual effect of a full, suspended upper volume that seems to take flight, in the name of cosiness and functionality.

LINEA, designed by Alessandro Mendini

An explosion of colour, pure energy, a patchwork of inlaid cellulose acetate surfaces: through an accurate search in the Alessandro Mendini Archive conducted together with Fulvia and Elisa Mendini to rediscover timeless design pieces not yet manufactured, Porro brings to light 3 new incredible storage units. An open cupboard with an open compartment and a drawer, a closed cupboard with 2 hinged doors, and a writing desk with a flap top and internal partitions, raised on a dark base – all featuring solid parts with optical geometric motifs in juxtaposition with coloured empty spaces. These 3 new objects, issued in a limited series of 50 pieces each, epitomize a free use, outside the standards and logic of industrial production, to be fully explored in everyday life.

"The name Linea was chosen because the composition of the volumes as well as of the decorations of these items is based on the intersection of a few precise straight lines, whose interplay in elevation and in plan defines the entire look and feel, the entire function of the product." 2015, Alessandro Mendini

Bold pieces with a radical design, in which red, blue and light blue details, illuminated by the light shades of yellow and white and made deep by black in chiaroscuro, tell about the need for decoration in contemporary life, eschewing a minimalism tout-court: an ode to creativity, to the beauty of craftsmanship and to the value of quality beyond the ages, revealing at the same time the fascination with an extraordinary talent, and also a homage to a great master of design like Alessandro Mendini.

STORAGE ISOLA, designed by Piero Lissoni

The new stand-alone Storage Isola drawer unit incorporates the unique standard equipment of Storage night system and matches it in an infinite range of options: with a screen-printed glass top, an open compartment, the drawer unit on the front. It’s a new multifunctional container, designed to complete the dressing room at home and in sophisticated contract settings.