Be+Have is a design studio brand based in Torino, Italy which has strong inimitable knowledge of the history of craftsmanship. Working in the old school way, from sketching to construction, whether it is designing tree lamps, armless chairs, sofas or bureaus, a new found finesse in each piece of work produced, is achieved. Always respecting design traditions, the studio is also pushing boundaries with conceptual projects which portray a sense of essentialism. The designer, Ilia Potemine, known for his asymmetric furniture artwork has now designed and signed a ‘soulful’ set of handmade furniture which harps back to the 80s called the Spontaneo Insieme. By juxtaposing contemporary expression and art classical pieces and crafts, the fresh Italian brand leaves a funky feeling in every space where interiors are functional and designed for people to work, rest, and have fun.
The Italian design of the 80’s was the inspiration for this new furniture collection, which consists of four unique pieces, namely the Ettore Chest of Drawers, Giulia Sofa, Storage Ciccio and Consolle Francesca.
The Spontaneo Insieme series praises good times and is mainly designed for those who like to relax with their friends. Be+Have sums it up better: ‘Spontaneo Insieme is a friendship that has come about spontaneously and lasts forever. It’s a clear tribute to friends who are not concerned with design but believe in it as they live it every day.’ This creative furniture collection literally and conceptually breaks from any modern design regularity contributing to ordinary spaces, in which we spend most of our lives. Yatzer had a look at each of the design models.
The design of the Giulia Sofa, is simple and ‘clear’ made basically from metal, whilst its main bearing element is fabric upholstery, and allows five people to be comfortably seated at any one time. The overall collection also consists of Storage Ciccio and Consolle Francesca, both made by raw metal elements and all together, resulting in ‘ever changing’ interior scenery.