Two different wood species meet in a collection inspired by the botanical concept of grafting and the art of wood inlaying

The collection of tables designed by Park Associati for Rubinacci Napoli originated from the botanical concept of grafting. As is the case in nature, the woods of two different species combine in an endless interplay between mimesis and contrast. Launched at the Salone del Mobile 2023, Tarsio is a table made by retrieving the ancient art of wood inlaying typical of the Sorrento coast and expertly handled in a contemporary key by Rubinacci Napoli.

The tables are made by combining two different wood species: one is used for the top, the other for the legs, the central inlay and the top's edge.

The apparent simplicity of this piece of design furniture conceals great attention to detail, to the combination of different finishes and to shape. The project was approached by Park Associati with the same care the practice applies to the creation of an architectural work, while Rubinacci Napoli’s input has been drawing on the firm’s ancient family knowledge of top-level cabinetmaking.

This collection aims at rekindling the love for wood, a precious living material that brings together different wood species, grains, smells and tactile sensations. With Tarsio, tradition meets contemporary style.

  • Info
    • Client
      Rubinacci Napoli
    • Status
    • Year
    • Design team
      Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi Marco Sorrentino

Photo courtesy of Rubinacci Napoli
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