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With subtly persuasive geometry, the Reton trio of low square tables brings a minimalist sensibility to the fine Italian legacy of artisanal ironwork. A former dancer, designer Antonino Sciortino discovered the blacksmith's trade in his brother’s workshop and was hooked. In its dialogue with emerging designers in its native Italy, Atipico sees a renewal of the country’s notable tradition of exacting craftsmanship. Handmade in Italy in zinc-coated iron with powder-coat finish.
“We stand out for continuous research on materials,” says Gianluca Corbari, co-founder with his brothers Enrico and Maurizio and creative director of Atipico. “But also the traditional ones like wood, iron and ceramics, reinterpreted with a contemporary language. We’re trying to bring out the soul of the materials.”
The upstart Milan-based brand proudly labels its offerings “strictly made in Italy” and works with many designers who seek out the company for its passion for design. Young talents like Federico Angi, Fabio Meliota, Antonino Sciortino, Carlo Trevisani and Zaven “know about historical techniques and Italian productive culture,” says Corbari. “I ask them to find that detail, that extra stroke that makes the difference, but without making a product that is over-designed.”