Named after one of the Milan banlieues, the name Rho mirrors this disjointed panorama – the landscape of our being city dwellers – and thus takes on further connotations. Rho is the summa of various meanings and the imaginary formula for mysterious passages and liturgical codes. The collection includes tables, desks, containers, drawer units, bookcases but in fact includes a series of individual pieces which can practically be assembled according to personal requirements: two L-shaped legs in different sizes, a biscuit or cuttlebone shaped flat surface, metal spacers/supports, different solutions for panels, feet derived from the shape of the spacers, monolithic monumental drawer units and constant distortions of all of the above. The principal material is wood, two species with an infinite range of rich combinations. Each type is to a certain extent a matrix of the others, from wengé to zebrano and vice versa. A combination which bears a resemblance to our own conditions as citizens of the modern world.
The image is grounded, decisive and strong while at the same time light and airy.
The composition is abstract in lines, signs and surfaces, approaching this collection to the Italian experience of the Abstract movement.
Rho. Overlapping memories and shapes of the geometry and disymmetry of the Milan periphery.
The composition of this directional system hints at the logic of algebraic formula which allows infinite combinations.
The name Rho, a non-existent formula, creates a magical analogy with chemistry and shows it to be the logical structure of the project.
The desks in the Rho collection are notable for the modularity of its components as far as shape and colour are concerned . The wooden surfaces with their elegant tapering shape may be ordered with a tempered glass insert in three different colours: green, wine red, and black.
The sides (large and reduced) with their original shape support the work surfaces and stand on aluminium spacers which gives an overall streamlined appearance. The option of replacing one side with a supporting drawer unit adds further aesthetic and functional possibilities.
TWO models of front panels are available:
Four colour combinations: all zebrano; all wengé; zebrano surface and front panels and wengé sides and/or drawer unit; wengé work surface and front panels and zebrano sides and/or drawer unit. Desks can be fitted with a series of accessories such as extensions with or without supporting drawer units: these serve to extend the work surface, freeing it from equipment such as the phone, computer, etc.
The extensions without supporting drawer unit can be fitted with a keyboard drawer. The stationary drawer can be fitted wherever required. The safe for confidential documents is behind the door of the supporting unit.
CONTAINERS: LOW MEDIUM HIGH BOOKCASES
The Rho collection proposes containers in three different heights:75cm, 138cm and 200 cm, as a natural extension of the function of the desk, with the same associations of elements and colour schemes.
The fine design and meticulous attention to detail are the fruit of cabinetmaking craftsmanship and create pure, functional shapes.
These prestigious boardroom tables come in a wide range of designs allowing the use of a single environment for different functions, from the formal or informal company meeting to the most significant institutional moments of company life.