The minimalist chair ‘Equilibrium’ by Guglielmo Poletti (b. 1987) is a striking example of a unique design philosophy. The work of the Italian designer ranges from spatial interventions to the design of furniture and lighting objects that either have limited editions or are produced in collaboration with industry. Poletti founded his studio in 2016 after receiving his MA in Contextual Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven.
His approach is to explore the constructive capabilities of materials through a deconstructive perspective and an attempt to grasp the logical underpinnings of each project. This leads to archaic recombinations that revolve around the formulation of tensions and balances, creating precise gestures through which the idea of boundaries and perceptions are challenged.
Such is the case with the Equilibrium chair – It impressively represents the power of balance, using the sculptural beauty of simplicity. Its subtle details, naturally polished aluminum, and transparent matte finish are a testament to the designer’s intuition as well as his experimental approach to material diversity and its limitations.
Not only the Equilibrium chair but also the rest of his works have a minimalist feel through their architectural qualities, although their austere compositions mean they can be seen more as metaphors for complex simplicities. The chair was designed for Galleria Rossana Orlandi and is available as a limited edition of 8 + 2 A.P.