2024 news

On the eve of its 100th anniversary, Porro is eager to take part at the Salone del Mobile to reveal its own vision of living, open to the future.
Combining its deep roots in the Brianza region with a global perspective, Porro is strengthening current partnerships and exploring new and exciting collaborations, looking East and West, as well as to Scandinavia and the Mediterranean to expand its horizons and introduce fresh perspectives, while at the same time delving deep into the history of design and the evolution of materials, technical details and comfort solutions to uncover missing pieces and unexpected results.

ORIGATA Collection, designed by Nao Tamura

From Japan to New York, balancing memory and innovation, ancient forms and modernity. Along this journey, Porro comes across the light pace of designer Nao Tamura, a specialist in communication and graphic design, who draws inspiration from Japanese culture for the small Origata collection.

The Origata bench and console showcase a monolithic design, drawing inspiration from the art of making kimonos, the traditional Japanese garment. Similar to how kimonos are crafted from a flat, rectangular fabric that is cut in straight lines and sewn together to minimize waste, these furnishings are created from a single sheet of aluminium that is cut and assembled using screws, maximising the use of material.

With its minimalist geometry and pop art influence, juxtaposing brutalist architecture and the comfort of a soft cushion, the Origata bench is a three-dimensional sculpture that plays with symmetry, balance and the expressive power of colour, offering a new vantage point on Porro’s home.

Ideal in a waiting area, entrance or in the bedroom, in both home and hospitality contexts, the Origata console frames an ascetic space for work or meditation, offering a support surface for writing, reading or working on the PC.

In its dual function, Origata is a project that combines simple gestures and aesthetic simplification, giving voice to the values shared by the designer and the brand - cultural identity, internationalism, respect for materials and a propensity for the future.

VENTIQUATTRO, design by Piero Lissoni

The poetics of essentiality: the new Ventiquattro table captures attention for the boldness of its extreme reduction - the rectangular transparent glass top with bevelled edges, revealing the tubular stainless steel structure, varnished in different finishings.

Piero Lissoni focuses on pure lines and a rationalist approach, creating a piece of furniture with a technological and futuristic aesthetic.

Inspired by the frame of a bicycle or motorcycle, the supporting structure of Ventiquattro consists of a steel ring that generates a double tripod joined by two chains, similar to the base of a building, pushing the structural concept to the limit to achieve great solidity even in very wide lengths.

SIXTE, designed by Christophe Pillet

The new Sixte dining chair effortlessly enters Porro’s creative habitat, bringing a touch of Parisian style and a new dimension of relaxation.

Its essential and comfortable shapes takes inspitation from the seats designed by Giuseppe Terragni for the Sant'Elia nursery school in Como, paying homage to the rationalist architect and thinker and his first experiments on tubular curvature and cantilever seating, in the name of simplicity and functionality.

The curved tubular steel slide creates a continuous design in space, accommodating the two thickly padded curved cushions of the seat and backrest, covered in fabric or leather, with visible bespoke stitching.

A blend of fluidity and elegance, relaxed posture and retro charm, Sixte highlights the tactile aspect of materials and is designed for a space of connection and conviviality, both at home and in contract spaces.

Born from an idea of comfort that is informal and chic at the same time, Sixte is designed to be part of a real family: in addition to the dining chair, there is also the armchair with armrests, designed for both the home and the hospitality context.

SYSTEM HT, designed by: Piero Lissoni + CRS Porro

System HT book shelving and equipped wall system
As part of the annual activity of updating solutions and compositions, carried out by the company alongside its art director Piero Lissoni, this year’s focus is primarily on the System book shelving and equipped wall system. Thanks to new technologies, the traditional side-panel system has undergone an evolution, and its dense grid has been thinned out to give life to real wooden tapestries on the wall. In the new System HT compositions, graphic patterns with an evocative materiality are marked by light metal uprights or wooden partitions: they are emphasised by the diffused light projected onto the back panel, which is transformed into ambient lighting integrated into the wall system.

NID, designed by Christophe Pillet

After having worked together on iconic products such as the Nouvelle Vague chaise longue, the Jade lounge chair and the Shahnan coffee table, Porro reunites with French designer Christophe Pillet to initiate a dialogue, a confrontation and an exchange of ideas on one of the company’s key objects: the chair.

The designer’s long experience in balancing comfort and essentiality, as well as his refined taste for detail, is evident in the new Nid chair, which builds a conceptual bridge between history and contemporary design, made up of cross-references, quotations and new paths.

The extreme abstraction of the chair’s silhouette - a softly padded ash shell - meets various options for the base. From the warmth of the 4 legs in solid wood, the company’s favourite material, designed for home interiors, to the functionality and robustness of the 4 legs in die-cast aluminium suitable for contract spaces: as a sculpted essence, Nid is a dialogue between design and craftsmanship, merging harmony and gentleness, giving new life to an uninterrupted design thinking process.

IRO, designed by GamFratesi

Porro and the GamFratesi duo, Danish designer Stine Gam and Italian designer Enrico Fratesi, are working together for the first time in the bedroom.

An essential intimacy characterises the Iro bed, simple and sophisticated, featuring two large headboard cushions upholstered in leather or fabric and a thick frame - 80 mm diameter - in solid turned ash wood, brushed and treated with a glossy open-pore varnish, which stands out for the detail of the corner joint in the support, evoking the wooden houses of the Alps as well as the Japanese joints used to support tree branches.

All the charm of wood and of an imagery involving craftsmanship, design culture and technological research lives in this fluctuating bed that seems to float. A timeless piece of furniture that fits into the realm of emotions and everyday life.

MODERN, designed by Piero Lissoni + CRS Porro

Storage unit system
The Modern storage unit system features new cupboards and hanging compositions for a kaleidoscope of materials and finishes, from glass to wood, marble and lacquers. Its square module, open and inclusive, is multiplied and then divided, experimenting with unprecedented combinations.
It is enriched with a new multifunctional platform with an innovative drop-leaf opening movement that combines comfort with the sculptural strength of this solid wood volume with a particular manually created lacquer effect finish that combines the brilliance of the color with the depth of the texture of the wood. Its square module, open and inclusive, is multiplied and then divided, experimenting with new combinations also thanks to the integration with the iconic Load-it bookcase.

QUILT, designed by Werner Aisslinger

Werner Aisslinger, the German designer with whom the company presented one of its greatest successes in the 1990s, the modular Endless Shelf bookcase, returns to work alongside CRS Porro on a simple piece of furniture with a strong identity, designed to fit into collective spaces with élan. The Quilt fabric-covered metal bench is designed to provide a convivial collective seat around the table or a waiting seat in workplaces and transit areas, hospitality and culture spaces, either alone or in series, creating linear and rigorous compositions.
The imposing ground support bracket makes the suspended metal structure perceptible, invisible under the quilted covering that envelops it like a blanket, generating new soft landscapes to be interpreted with colors.