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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. The tables can be grouped in close proximity or attractively arrayed as desired. Designer Antonino Sciortino first began exploring the blacksmith's trade in his brother’s workshop after an earlier career as a dancer. In its dialogue with emerging designers, 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.”