A visionary project that takes shape in 1972 and is still very modern today — QUADERNA TURNS FIFTY

A visionary project that takes shape in 1972 and is still very modern today — QUADERNA TURNS FIFTY

In 1969 Superstudio designed the series "MeasureM": furniture with neutral design, simple and essential shapes with a white background with a grid that develops on the three Cartesian axes. Functional and timeless objects, created to free man from the slavery of the "new" and the "style". Produced in 1972 by Zanotta under the name Quaderna, the furniture will become a best seller in the catalog, still sought after today for their beauty and modernity.

The Quaderna Series by Zanotta
Now comprises eight ‘architectural shapes’ designed by Superstudio - three tables (square or rectangular), a writing desk, a console, a low table, the new desk and the new coffee table - plus a special piece, the carpet, Zanotta's homage to the Florentine group.

Quaderna Desk - New for 2022
The desk stands out for its concealed retractable drawer, carved out of the thickness of the top. The drawer
compartment is in scratch resistant embossed wood painted black. The internal drawer compartment features two side spaces for pens and pencils. The capacious drawer can store a laptop computer and A3 sheets of paper. The drawer is fitted with a retraction mechanism making sure it shuts perfectly, as well as a recess grip on the underside of the middle of the drawer to make sure it can be opened easily.

Quaderna Coffee Table - New for 2022
Square top supported by two side panels forming a continuous orthogonal bridge structure. At the front, the profiles of the side panels are covered together with the thickness of the top using a single piece of laminate to have joints only on the corners.

Quaderna Carpet - New for 2022
Hand-tufted carpet made with 0.9 cm high 100% wool yarn with a velvety feel. Perimeter edging finished by hand with black wool thread on all six sides. The design faithfully replicates a sketch of an unprecedented Architecture Istogramma provided by the Cristiano Toraldo di Francia Archives, with white background and grayand black lines, depicting an isometric Axonometric projection.

Available at Ligne
Come and try out the desk and coffee table in our showroom located in the no less exceptional Galeries Saint-Hubert, just a stone's throw from the Grand-Place in Brussels.

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