1:22 Is a Collection of Playful Architectural Furniture

Salone del Mobile is always a special occasion, but this year marks the event’s 60th anniversary. In celebration, Dilmos presented 1:22, a collection of furniture with architectural details designed by Turin-based architect Monica Taverniti and curated by Federica Sala. Directed by Beatrice Pellegatia, with the shared vision of Lella Valtorta, the theme of 1:22 focuses on serial production and uniqueness. It’s inspired by the composition of spaces and architectural projects, and has the distinct feel of both influences.

Taverniti said, “The distance between the project of a building and the project of a design object is shortened by the propensity to think of anything as an inhabited place. Furniture is, in fact, a space inhabited by life, used daily. The difference lies in the scale of realization.”

modern yellow and light grey bench

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This is where the joyful collection found the origination of its name. Professionals in the architecture industry know that the 1:20 scale works well for creating detailed work. In this case, the ironic 1:22 scale represents a deviation to show the intention of “staying WITHIN the drawing to be able to see the world.”

The 1:22 collection is composed of seven pieces: three benches, a console, a wardrobe, a table, and a cupboard. They combine the serial nature of production with the manual personalization of every piece by Taverniti – unique but replicable. Small masterpieces at work.

sketch of modern yellow and light grey bench

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modern white, teal, and lilac bench

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detail of modern white, teal, and lilac bench

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sketches of modern white, teal, and lilac bench

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modern yellow, red, and light grey bench

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modern yellow, red, and light grey bench

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sketch of modern yellow, red, and light grey bench

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modern cream and dark purple table

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detail of modern cream and dark purple table

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sketch of modern cream and dark purple table

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modern grey, red, and neon green table

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modern grey, red, and neon green table with person in dark clothing walking behind it

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sketch of modern grey, red, and neon green table

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sketch of modern console

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sketch of modern cabinet

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To learn more about the 1:22 collection, visit dilmos.it.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.

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