THE EARTH IS THE PLANET WHERE WE LIVE
Sustainability, one of the main topics of our projects. We can live and work thanks to the resources that planet gives us every day, it seems proper trying to do the same.
RECOGNIZABLE MATERIALS TO THE TOUCH
Natural materials we use are not chemically treated. The stone, as well as iron and wood are not treated with paints that develop transparent films, but are subjected to natural processes that highlight products’ materiality. We like to say that our objects can be recognized with closed eyes because each material can be identified simply by touching it. Sense of smell is also involved. Approaching the objects we can smell the scent of ancient secular woods as well as new ones.
MADE IN FLORENCE
All our objects are made by Florentine artisans using Tuscan materials. In an increasingly fast, liquid and globalized world, we like to go against this trend and create products linked to the raw materials. In this way we can found the “spirit of the place”.
THE TREE MAG
The Circles is partner of the online magazine The Tree Mag.
Through articles and interviews with protagonists of contemporary design and architecture, is our window on the present.
Slate slabs, fire-treated Matraia stone, walnut tree. These are just some of the fruits of our planet that we like to use to build The Circles objects.
SHAPE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF MATTER
We believe every material has to be used in full for its intrinsic characteristics and not artificially modified. We like to use a few materials at a time in order to highlight them and make them talk to each other. If something is there, it has to be seen. In The Circles the shape becomes the tool to enhance the raw material. An examples are the wood drawers without borders, or plexy of “Floating Wood” whose main quality is the great transparency. The product exists without appear.
Every object is handmade. Often using difficult craft techniques and sometimes obtaining unreachable results by the machines. An example is the slate top where the artisans “listen” to the stone before hitting and making the slab.
SIMPLE IS BETTER
We believe that a beautiful object is one that works well and is built with just what you need, nothing more. Everything else would be excessive. This philosophy allows us to obtain “simple” objects both in shape and in assembly. It is possible to assemble “Angolo Retto” with only 8 screws, using a short time. In “Floating Wood” we try more and instead of screws we use gravity as a binder.