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AUTUMN / WINTER 2013


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hat’s how I started, looking out the window and finding beauty in that view. I decided to recreate it - in each small gesture that leads to the creation of a sofa. Handmade. The word elegance has always fascinated me. Ever since I had a view of a Palladian villa from the window of my workshop; an example of beauty, harmony and balanced form that continues to be the essence of my work. It was right there I started producing sofas, making them by hand in that small workshop in the province of Vicenza, not that far from the romance of Venice. It was 1977 and I could feel the full, positive influence of that view, of this my beautiful land Veneto, in the North-East of Italy. I liked the idea of seeing the value of beauty and harmony grow. Of turning these qualities into new objects. Of sharing them, giving them to the world. I really loved what I was doing; that search for perfection, but taking my time and looking at everything. So I opened my factory and set up one of the most innovative companies on the Italian design scene, knowing that I’d be working in the same way I was in my workshop. Not even mass demand could rush the steps to creating a sofa, which had its own timescales, requiring equal amounts of dedication and passion. I was sure that this passion of mine would take my sofas far. And that’s how it was - I’ve seen them in shop windows in New York, Moscow, Hong Kong, Miami, and Beirut. I’ve also seen them among the pages of the most important fashion and design magazines, such as Interni, Wallpaper, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. And I’ve seen them included twice in items selected for the Compasso d’Oro award. And me, I’ve never stopped exploring the world for them, travelling to find new colours, new materials, working with some of the greatest contemporary designers. Learning all the time - because beauty is something I live like a long, wonderful journey. I still crave elegance. We need it, nowadays more than ever. And those who know how to bring it to life. It’s been 35 years since I started in my workshop. And now I feel ready to start making handmade sofas again. Nowadays it’s so hard to think of a craft that takes up so much time just imagining how it will turn out, imagining its shape and creating its very being. Instead I decided to start a new phase using the word that had inspired my work so much as a starting point - elegance.

It’s no coincidence that my new design is called Black Tie, because it originates from my need to find and create elegance, although it also originates from my personal belief that making a sofa demands the best – the best suit – to use a metaphor which has become my trademark – from those who plan it, design it, and create it. I still believe this today - elegance has to be a way of thinking, long before it becomes an object. I feel Black Tie pays homage to true beauty and elegance, the fascination of equilibrium, and handmade items. Things which are so difficult to find in a sofa nowadays. Black Tie has originated from my desire to match elegance and design with quality using the human touch - that Italian craftsmanship which unfortunately is disappearing, getting swallowed up by market forces. I want to offer customers who share my desire for elegance a sofa which has been designed and tailor-made. Something completely outside mass market rules, which demands the best materials and most exclusive upholstery. The way a Black Tie sofa has been designed and made means it can’t be bought just anywhere; it can only be bought from highly select furniture shops and interior designers, which I’ve selected personally. It’s been a meticulous choice, governed by my desire to find the same quality that I guarantee when I design and make a sofa, in anybody who is selling it. Working as I’ve chosen to work means the masses can’t belong to the Black Tie world. Handcrafting requires time, dedication, and even more time than was imagined at the beginning. It doesn’t matter as long as you feel what you’re working to achieve counts for something. Black Tie sofas have to be produced in limited numbers. No more than ten sofas per day which I always check personally, one by one, because experience and taste are in my eyes first and foremost. This is my way of giving substance to the word exclusiveness.

Pier Luigi Frighetto


index products

Island Dante Basket & Tray Martin Camillo Alato Victoria Miranda Isotta Dafne Norman Hugo Timoty Tonè Cubo Rondò Casablanca

tecnical specifications

01-06 07-10 11-16 17-24 25-32 33-38 39-44 45-48 49-56 57-62 63-68 69-72 73-74 73-74 75-76 77-80 77-80

83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99


Island

With this sofa we were inspired by the down. By its elegant weightlessness. It produced an extraordinarily light model. 02


04


05


06


07


Dante

We signed the cushion which accompanies the sofa with our own hands - embroidering the name Black Tie and giving it the rhythm of precious trimming. 08


09


10


11


Basket & Tray

Accessories in woven brown hide, raw cut, hand-sewn according to the oldest tradition. Each piece is unique and numbered. 12


13


14


17


Martin

Feminine and seductive shapes ignite vibrant sensations. Drawn by an emphatic, elegant, screen-capture passementerie. 18


19


20


22


23


24


25


Camillo

It’s the sofa we would all like to experience.What it’s done for comfort is a source of inspiration and a reason for living. 26


27


28


30


33


Alato

It’s extraordinary to think that a sofa can boast the utmost beauty alongside an extreme comfort. 34


35


36


38


39


Victoria

Here we were after traditional elegance, that deep, buttoned padding, carried out strictly by hand. 40


41


45


Miranda

A deeply comfortable and well-padded armchair that, with its down embrace soft pillows, become an eye-catching piece. 46


48


49


Isotta

Inspiration from the old art with a blend of modern and transitional references. A crafted wood touch lent to a timeless design. 50


51


54


57


Dafne

A chair needs to be both comfortable and beautiful in the Dafne is really distilled down to all it needs to be. 58


59


61


62


63


Norman

Hand rubbed solid canaletto walnut, elm and mahogany woods. Elegant brown granite slab. Oxydize steel. Hand woven hide. Living this collection is a lifestyle. 64


65


66


67


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69


Hugo

Woods, granite, steel; deep earth tones with broad brushstrokes creating a stunning natural work of art. 70


72


73


Timoty & Tonè

We couldn’t find a better way to show you our idea of handmade. It can be seen in every detail, every seam, when you sit down and when you experience it. 74


75


Cubo

Simplicity - this word has a lot to do with our idea of elegance. This is how we wanted to express it, with large stitches that almost have the rhythm of music, the rhythm of life. 76


77


Casablanca & Rondò

We couldn’t find a better way to show you our idea of handmade. It can be seen in every detail, every seam, when you sit down and when you experience it. 78


79


80


Tecnical specifications


Island

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

82 110/125/140 110/125/140

110/125/140

110

210

110

210

110/125/140

105

220/250/280

220/235/250

320

320/335/350

Modular sofa with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-resilience expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Seat and back cushions in 100%European, channelled goose down, filling with central insert high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Fully removable fabric covers, only the cushion for the leather version. Feet in lacquered metal.

83


Dante

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

78 110/120/140 110/120/140

110/120/140 83/93/113 110/120/140

110/120/140

120

110/120/140 83/93/113

120

102

220/240/280

303/333/393

230/240/260

313/333/373

Structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-density expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Seat cushions in channelled goose down with central insert in high-density polyurethane. Back cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down, closed in independent square rooms, with central insert in memory foam.Completely removable covers with fabric version, only cushions with removable covers in leather version. Hand-woven basket container in real leather.

84


Basket & Tray

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

6

19

52

62 27

35

Accessories in woven brown hide, raw cut, hand-sewn according to the oldest tradition. Each piece is unique and numbered.

85


Martin

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

80 120/140

120/140

120/140

110

120/140

120/140

115 240/280

110

120/140

110

110

180 350/390 230/250

340/360

Modular sofa with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-density expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Seat cushions in 100% channelled goose down filling with central insert high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Back cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down. Fully removable fabric covers, only the cushions for the leather version. Frame in oxidize steel.

86


Camillo

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

78 110/130

110/130

110/130

110/130

110

110/130

90

110/130

110/130

90

110/130

140 310/350

220/260 220/260

310/350

Modular sofa with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-density expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Back cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down, closed in independent square rooms, with central insert in memory foam. Back cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down, closed in independent square rooms, with central insert in soft highresilience polyurethane foam. Fully removable fabric covers, only the cushions for the leather version.

87


Alato

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

81 143

166/200

250

226/260

310

166

166

93

392

Modular sofa with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-resilience expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Metal armrest padding in high-resilience expanded polyurethane, easily removable. Seat cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down filling with central insert high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Fully removable covers in both fabric and leather versions. Feet in shiny stainless steel.

88


Victoria

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

105 57 82 82

Armchair with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame.Padding in high-esilience expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Seat cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down filling with central insert high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Deep, button-padded upholstery, removable cover for seat cushion in both fabric and leather versions. Base structure and feet in lacquered metal.

89


Miranda

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

95

56

113 108

Armchair with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-resilience expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Seat cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down filling with central insert high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Back cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down filling. Fully removable cushion covers in both fabric and leather versions. Feet in oxidize steel.

90


Isotta

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

105 57 82 82

Armchair with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-density expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Seat cushions in 100% European, channelled goose down filling with central insert high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Structure in oil painted walnut wood.

91


Dafne

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

95 75

47 70

70

Armchair with structure in fir and poplar wood, with elastic belt spring system stretched over a metal frame. Padding in high-density expanded polyurethane, upholstery in thermo-bonded fibre with stretch jersey. Seat cushions high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Structure in oil painted walnut wood. Non-removable covers.

92


Norman

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

40 120 100 55 50

50

100 50

50

Tables with supporting structure in oxidize steel. Shelf in woven brown hide, raw cut, hand-sewn according to the oldest tradition. Top in solid canaletto walnut, elm, mahogany woods, oil painted or in Elegant Brown stone.

93


Hugo

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

31 180

65

Tables with supporting structure in oxidize stainless steel. Top in solid canaletto walnut, elm, mahogany woods, oil painted or in Elegant Brown stone.

94


Timoty

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

40

40 120

120

170

120

40

65

40 168

120

65

Pouf with structure in fir and poplar wood. Padding in high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Deep, buttonpadded upholstery, non-removable in both, fabric and leather versions. Structure and feet in lacquered metal.

95


Tonè

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

42 90 90

Pouf with structure in fir and poplar wood, padding in high- resilience expanded polyurethane. Deep, button-padded upholstery, non-removable covers.

96


Cubo

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

100

120

110 100

45

45

45

80

45 130

80

80

Pouf collection with structure in multi-layered poplar. Padding in high-resilience expanded polyurethane, covered with European channelled goose down. Fully removable cover in fabric, non-removable in leather version.

97


Rondò

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

47

42 110

55

Pouf collection with structure in multi-layered poplar. Padding in high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Upper padding 100% European, goose down.Fully removable fabric cover.

98


Casablanca

design Pier Luigi Frighetto

47

42 110

55

Pouf collection with structure in multi-layered poplar. Padding in high-resilience polyurethane foam in different densities and memory foam. Upper padding 100% European, goose down. Non-removable hand-sewn leather cover.

99


Finishing

STEEL Oxidize stainless steel.

LEATHER Woven brown hide, raw cut, hand-sewn

100

WOOD Solid canaletto walnut, elm, mahogany woods, oil painted.

STONE Elegant Brown stone.


Editor/ Black Tie s.r.l. Product design/ Pier Luigi Frighetto Concept and art direction/ Black Tie s.r.l. Photo ambiances/ Emanuele Tortora Still life/ Varianti fotografia Stylist/ Barbara Marsiletti Print/ La Grafica Faggian s.r.l. www.lagraficafaggian.it

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Catalogue 2013 black tie autumn winter