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Chiaramonte Marin

Biography

The passion for objects meant as industrial products is the glue of the professional partnership between Alfredo Chiaramonte and Marco Marin, promoting partners of the homonymous Designstudio.

The different activities experienced through the years (interiors, graphics, industrial and lighting design) brought to a mixed knowledge, contaminated by ideas developed in many fields. The long term working experience with the glass factories of Murano allowed blending two industries seemingly different, with the creation of a range of glassware blown by Nasomoretti for Emugroup, respectively leading firms in Murano glass and outdoor furniture. Alfredo Chiaramonte was born in Bologna in 1961 and studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Venice. Marco Marin was born in Venice in 1964 and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts specializing in industrial design.

They worked together with well known companies such as Miniforms, Emu Group, Bonaldo, Vistosi, Nasonmoretti, Andromeda International, Hoffman Italia, Renault Italia, Moulinex, Artificia, Gemina Publishing Group. They teached at the European Center for preservation of the architectural heritage in Venice. Through the years they received many recognitions and some of their works have been exposed in the permanent collections of International Museums, like Museo Correr in Venice, Beaubourg in Paris, Moma in San Francisco and the Venice Biennale when they worked with Yoko Ono.

Products made for EMU

Ala 

Harmonious and enveloping lines form this collection that furnishes all kinds of outdoor spaces with variety and simplicity. This collection presents chair and armchair

Antonietta  

Antonietta evokes classic shapes together with an essential nature inspired by contemporary tastes, in a perfect synthesis of comfort and style. The Antonietta chair is also available in a version with armrests, a classic armchair reinterpreted for outdoor use.

Cone 

Forms that remind us of indoor furnishings that migrate to outdoor spaces: the Cone lamp collection is inspired by the elegant and vintage silhouettes of the 1950s, modernised thanks to a wise use of materials and the choice of generous shapes.

Cool-là 

Cool-là is impossible to describe precisely: part rocking-chair, part couch, part refuge; certainly a place to relax and lull your thoughts. The generous dimensions of the steel structure make Cool-là an element with a strong visual impact and unmistakable design.

Magnetic cushions 

     

Marcel 

Marcel is a modular sofa with soft and surprising lines, that inspires tranquillity and a sense of relaxation. Designed as an assemblable sofa, Marcel has modular pieces that can be assembled to suit every personalised furnishing need. Marcel is the perfect piece of furniture for creating a relaxing and private space by the swimming pool or in the garden.

Modern 

The Modern collection has soft and sinuous lines, making the contrast between the fluidity of the shapes and the rigidity of the material a distinctive element. Available in numerous colour variations, it decorates any setting with style and personality.

Premium Soft Ware 

     

Snooze 

Snooze fully interprets the classic deckchair thanks to its generous and enveloping dimensions and is available in various colourful versions which add a touch of liveliness to every setting. The deckchair comes with a practical support element that can also function as a footrest, available in the same range of colours as the deckchair, to which two new shades have been added. The small, foldable armchair completes this practical and fun three-piece set, with its memorable design, enhanced by energetic colour.

Terramare 

Attractive shapes and large dimensions characterise the Terramare sofa collection by Studio Chiaramonte/ Marin, designed to create cosy and personal settings both indoors and out. A complete range of furniture for dining and living areas. The main feature is the die-cast aluminium core, reminiscent of the most basic system that binds stalks of cane to one another, a unique detail. Tables and the elegant armchairs blend in with the essential lines, the style and the design of the sofas to create highly attractive dining areas. Terramare’s material mix is original and innovative: eco-leather back with vintage details, aluminium or stoneware tops, colourful, water-repellent outdoor fabrics.

Thor 

Inspired by hand-forged metal, the Thor collection features characteristic lines enhanced by the unusual assembly of the elements. Thor includes two models, chair and stool, graced with an elegance that make them ideal for both residential and contract settings.

Vera 

A collection defined by sinuous lines, the range of Vera products is a classic furniture line offering comfortable and curved forms. The spacious, extensible oval table features the geometric motif that is the collection’s signature in its centre. Different models of chairs, tables and furniture make Vera the collection to create matching outdoor settings.

Vetta 

Rope and steel come together in the perfect and original pairing that distinguishes Vetta, the leisure chair. The tubular frame folds over with the ease of the rope that emerges as its ideal extension and then comes full circle, hooking up at the bottom. Thanks to the slotting device at the end of the frame, the back can be set in two different positions for ease and comfort.