Innovative, yet timeless. Elegant, incredibly comfortable and perfectly finished. Contemporary and at the same time typically authentic. Always luxurious. That is Tribu. Paying a great deal of attention to material, Belgium furniture makers Tribu research and develop the most durable materials in-house and have done so since Tribu’s inception nearly half a century ago.
The Vis à vis collection gives wooden outdoor furniture a new dimension. Teak is designer Cazzaniga’s favourite outdoor material, it is natural, soft to touch and extremely durable. When he started to design the Vis à vis lounger, he thought of a place where people could be outside and communicate with each other in total comfort. Result was a sunbed with royal dimensions and a handy integrated table top that is designed in a way that two loungers fit into each other. Thanks to the flexible bed base, you can lie either next to each other or opposite each other.
The collection has recently been expanded with a sofa, dining set, rocking chair and club chair. The chairs are upholstered with an airy weave in Canax®, composed of pvc and natural hemp, and have an high seating comfort. This applies all the more to the inviting rocking chair for ultimate relaxation.
Designer: Piergiorgio Cazzaniga – Vis A Vis for Tribu
Born as a son of a carpenter, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga (Lissone, °1946) spent a lot of time in his father’s carpenter’s shop. It was the beginning of the first industrial furniture production and a new profession started to emerge, that of designer. With a graduation in interior design, he was responsible for the R&D department of Boffi Cucine from 1966 to 1971. In 1971 he became partner of the A&D studio with Luigi Massoni where he designed products, show rooms, stand and exhibition for leading Italian furnishing companies such as: Boffi, Poltrona Frau, Nazareno Gabrielli, Poliform, Porro, Matteograssi. In 1991 he set up his own studio ‘Piergiorgio Cazzaniga Design’ working principally with Porro, Composit, La Palma, Living Divani, MDF Italia, Tribù, Desalto and Andreu World. His innovative creations have merited numerous awards making him one of the leading internationally renowned Italian designers. For Tribù he designed several collections: Bird, Essentiel en Vis à Vis.
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