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Fusion Green

Fusion, a design icon born from the pencils of John Bennett and Sakura Adachi and winner of the German Design Award 2020 and Archiproduct Design Award 20, transforms and evolves into the brand new Fusion green, the result of a collaboration between Centrufficio (CUF Milan) and start-ups Vitesy and Krill Design, coordinated by architect Matteo Silverio.

Fusion, a design icon born from the pencils of John Bennett and Sakura Adachi and winner of the German Design Award 2020 and Archiproduct Design Award 20, transforms and evolves into the brand new Fusion green.

Fusion green maintains the social aspect and the playful design approach of the original product, but is made with a series of sustainable materials derived from circular economies.

The choice of materials and their experimentation are the result of a collaboration between Centrufficio (CUF Milan) and start-ups Vitesy and Krill Design, coordinated by architect Matteo Silverio.

In particular, the tops of Fusion Green are made from linoleum, a product derived from totally natural substances such as linseed oil, hemp oil and wood flour. The small plastic components, such as beam caps and feet, are made of bioplastics. Finally, as a separation between the front desks, in addition to the classic fabric screens, planters can be inserted, whose casing is a bioplastic derived from coffee waste, and inside which is a technology that uses the natural gifts of plants to sanitize the air.

The issue of environmental pollution, in fact, is very current in this period: indoor environments are often polluted up to 5 times more than outdoor ones. Through a technology, developed by Vitesy and integrated to the planters, it is possible to "capture" these polluting elements and use the plants themselves as if they were an air purifier. In addition, some important air quality data is captured and transmitted via app.

The casing of the planter, on the other hand, is 3D printed by Krill Design, using a biopolymer born from coffee waste: we know that the coffee break in the office is an integral part of the working day, and the idea of the planter comes from the intention to transform those coffee residues into something useful, beautiful and functional to the work itself.

Designer

John Bennet

After graduating from the Royal College of Art he began working with Tecno in Milano on a number of projects. Learning to take ideas and concepts through to production by following the principals of designing for industrial processes and the concept of “Design without Fashion” were to become a characteristic to be found in many of his future works as an independent design consultancy.
In 1987 he opened a studio in Milano specialising in furniture and product design and his work further focussed on the pursuit of combining human factors, materials and manufacturing processes in the final concept. The studio has developed furniture and products for Tecno Spain, Frezza, Estel, and Matrex in Italy and most recently for Versalink in Malaysia and Vohaw in China.
His work has been exhibited and received awards for “ADI Design Index”, “Design Plus – Light and Building Award”, “Good Design”, The Chicago Athenaeum and “Best of NeoCon Competition” and Chicago Editor’s Choice Award. Silver Prize CIFF 2012. China. MIFF 2016 the Platinum award for best office furniture category.

Sakura Adachi

Sakura’s work is characterised by a combination of conceptual and craftsmanship approaches. Many of her products are self-communicating, the story behind the concept and making the best use of characteristics of materials. In her design process, scenarios of how objects are used and people’s behaviours around objects are important issues. It often makes her products results in multi-functional, transformable, products that require space saving solutions.
She obtained BA in Industrial & Craft Design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, specializing in wood work, and MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. He graduation work Cave bookcase had a number of publications including The Financial Times and an interview from The New York Times.
Since 2004, she is based in Milan where she collaborated with some renowned design studios where she worked on domestic furniture and office furniture & lighting projects. After opening her own design studio in 2008, she has designed for Italian and international manufacturers such as Alessi, Campeggi, Riva 1920, Taschen, Estel, Martex, Fermob, Tura …etc.
Her products have been selected for Red Dot Design Award, Archiproducts BEST OF 2015 and ADI Design Index in 2016 and many others. She taught at Istituto Europeo di Design Milan in 2012. Since 2014, she is a lecturer on Industrial Design course at ISIA Roma in Pordenone, Italy.

start-ups Vitesy and Krill Design, coordinated by architect Matteo Silverio

Fusion, a design icon born from the pencils of John Bennett and Sakura Adachi and winner of the German Design Award 2020 and Archiproduct Design Award 20, transforms and evolves into the brand new Fusion green, the result of a collaboration between Centrufficio (CUF Milan) and start-ups Vitesy and Krill Design, coordinated by architect Matteo Silverio.

Finishes

Wengé

White Moon

Wengé

Anthracite

Wengé

Betulla

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Fusion wins the prestigious German design Award in the Excellent Product Design – Office Furniture category.

An intelligent system that includes workstations, storage units and lounge elements. Regardless of the configuration, it gives any environment a familiar, friendly and informal atmosphere and a comfortable environment. A young and elegant timeless design that fascinates both from a formal and aesthetic point of view.
It is with this motivation expressed by the Jury composed of an international panel of authoritative names from industry, design, academia and science, that the Fusion collection was awarded the victory.

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