San Patrignano, Sadler and Renner at the Salone del Mobile in Milan

8 April 2013

[04.08.2013] Tomorrow in Milan the 52nd Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Show) will start. During the whole week, the best design brands will show off at the Fair in Rho. Several companies have chosen the wood coatings by Renner Italia to enhance and protect their creations. Among these, we are proud to point out the presence of a really unique reality: that of San Patrignano.

This community, that has always hosted people with drug addiction and marginalization problems, also has an inner carpentry workshop and an inner laboratory for the manufacture of iron. In the se laboratories young people learn the arts of wood and iron from some excellent craftsmen, thus recovering a workshop job that has been wrongly forgotten by youth.
«Each manufactured item brings back to life the stories of those who have designed it, treated it and refined it, demonstrating their reliability, consistency and commitment», this is ensured from the hills of Romagna on which the community lies. Not an ordinary carpentry, then.

Since few years, San Patrigano is cooperating with some starchitects who put their creativity at the service of an ambitious project. The project "Barrel, the third life of wood" is still in the spotlight. Furniture and decorative objects have been made ??with wood recovered from the 230 liter barrels kept in the extraordinary cellar of the center. Thirty among the best designers in the world have styled pieces of furniture starting from the barrels, expertly crafted by the young guests of the community.

But let’s come to  the 52nd Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The water-based wood coatings by Renner Italia have been chosen by San Patrignano for the collection A.Strato and the lamps San.Palla designed by the architect Marc Sadler.

We reveal these creations in preview, thanks to the images on this page.

«True to the philosophy that lies in the interior design proposals made ??in the laboratories of San Patrignano, a new collection opens, in which the search for the “bright lightness” becomes substance – states Sadler, presenting his creations -. The collection A.STRATO presents cabinets, case units and libraries made ??in the new stratified topcoat that emphasizes the craftsmanship of the creations, as the result of experiments conducted with passion and growing professionalism. These creations highlight the uniqueness of each piece: the skilled craftsmanship together with the hidden subjectivity of those who have carried it out, with the important emotional baggage that accompanies it».
«Elements are individual, therefore differently modular, many of them with the possibility to be joined together by a screw personalized with the symbol of the community – the Austrian designer goes on -. A "hand"-shaped screw, that recalls the concreteness of the community commitment, also present on the topcoat and recurring theme of the collection. The SAN.PALLA lamps – he concludes – follow the same meaning: a bright spherical body perfectly industrialized inside a metallic structure formed around it in the Laboratories of San Patrignano, with the same ability of creating objects with uniqueness full of meanings».

The Renner Italia basecoat and the matt topcoat that complete the manufacture of items signed by Sadler are water-based formulations that respect the environment. The low VOC emissions, the refinement, the elasticity and the resistance of Renner water-based coatings are the basis for the choice of San Patrignano.

Renner Italia confirms the commitment to wood, design, nature and also to the social sector.