Torei side tables by Luca Nichetto for Cassina
Luca Nichetto will be showing updated versions of his ‘Torei’ side tables for Cassina at Milan Design Week 2014. The series of tables, already present in the collection, is enriched with different shapes, sizes and finish.
The collection includes new square, triangular and round tables in different measures, with ash stained black finish and also white Carrara marble.
Originally inspired by the proportions and usage of serving trays, the name Torei is a phonetic transposition of the Japanese word for “tray”.
The collection offer a variety of solutions in which it is possible to combine the forms to create compositions or be used individually in conjunction with a sofa as a coffee table or end table in response to the needs of the user’s living room. says designer Nichetto.
Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice, where he studied at the Art Institute. Afterwards he attended the University Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV), where he earned a degree in Industrial Design.
He began his professional career in 1999 by designing his first projects in Murano glass for Salviati. That same year he began his collaboration with Foscarini, for whom he not only designed products, but also worked as a consultant on new materials research and product development (2001–2003). In 2006 he launched his own design firm, Nichetto&Partners, which specializes in industrial design and offers its services as a design consultancy. In 2011 he also opened another professional office in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2013 the Tales team commissioned to Nichetto, his first architecture, a 500 mq multi-brand showroom set at Beijing Lido Garden, called “Tales Pavilion”.
Over the course of his career, Nichetto has been awarded a number of international prizes, including the Gran Design Award (2008), the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture’s Good Design Award (2008), the IF Product Design Award (2008) and the Elle Decoration International Design Awards’ (EDIDA) Designer of the Year award in the Young Designer Talent category (2009), the Interior Innovation Award 2013 and Elle Décor Italy has nominated Luca Nichetto as “Designer of the Year 2013”. IMM Cologne has invited Luca Nichetto as “Guest of Honour” to create his vision of perfect house for the project “Das Haus- Interiors on Stage 2013”.
He has given numerous lectures and workshops at various universities both in Italy and abroad and was a professor at IUAV University of Venice Faculty of Arts and Design. Apart from participating in various design exhibitions in Europe, the U.S and Japan, Nichetto has also been the subject of important retrospective shows mounted in prominent European cities, including Venice, London, Paris and Stockholm, and he has served as art director for a number of international design events. In addition, he has been invited to sit on prestigious juries for a variety of design competitions held both in Italy and abroad.