In the Residential Desk category, Zanotta’s Tucano desk was pronounced the winner.
The Tucano writing desk represents a sophisticated, pragmatically-sized work-from-home solution, equally well-suited to contract and hospitality settings. Tucano’s deceptively simple frame, tubular, matte black-finished steel provides support for a trim but supple surface crafted of natural cowhide which overlays Tucano’s structure. Visible rivets become a playful decorative element, connecting cowhide flaps across the desktop frame. Over time, with wear and weathering, the cowhide will take on a warm patina, rendering Tucano — like so many of Zanotta’s enduring icons — an inevitable heirloom in the making.
In the Contract Seating category, Zanotta’s Dan chair took top prize.
Defined by a playfully minimalist frame of tubular bent steel — available in grey and matte black finishes — Dan was conceived for custom outfitting with colorful elastic belts, stretched directly across its lithe structure. Offered in the bold colorways Yellow, String, Anthracite and Blue, Dan’s polyester belts serve as something of an open canvas, welcoming personalization by the specifier in the form of custom-printed graphics and text. The result, therefore, becomes an opportunity for virtually endless personal expression: a branding tool for companies, or a chance for individuals to articulate a more personal message. Epitomizing design’s individualistic nature, Dan stands out in its category as a singular medium for communication.