An ode to sixties minimalism with contemporary touches. Organic, soft and enveloping shapes that evoke natural elements such as the wind, dunes and earth, with their varied textures and colors. Carefully selected artisan details, sustainable materials... Pepe Leal has baptized this project for Natuzzi with the apt name of Mediterráneo and its execution has earned him the award for best project in the Marbella Design competition
Natuzzi Italia, a world-leading company in the production of leather sofas and the largest furniture manufacturer in Italy, has joined forces with Pepe Leal, who was participating in the event for the first time, to create a space that is as fresh as it is sophisticated, which invites relaxation and disconnection with the sum of design, beauty and functionality. On the artisan side, sinuous whitewashed walls, 0. braided fiber lamps and enveloping fabrics. The counterpoint and complement is the sophistication of the marble of the Tempio table, by Fabio Novembre, or the Deep three-seater sofa, designed by Nika Zupanc, with voluptuous lines that recall the ebb and flow of the tide.
“The space wants to reflect the Mediterranean concept in its entirety: as culture, as a way of living, as light, as architecture… An architecture not only of the western Mediterranean, but of the entire Mare Nostrum; from Spain to North Africa through southern Italy (the Natuzzi family has its origins in Puglia), Turkey and even Lebanon. A space that, due to its organic shapes and materials, wants to remind us of the centuries-old whitewashed walls of Sicily or Andalusia, because of its lattices it filters the light like in Moroccan madrassas and because of its floor it reminds us of the waves that the wind produces in the sand on the beaches. A space that collects, welcomes and envelops, in which the obsession with well-made Natuzzi pieces coexists with the most artisanal finishes that speak to us of new luxury and sophistication,” explains interior designer Pepe Leal.
After eleven days full of exhibitions, presentations and events led by prestigious architects and designers both nationally and internationally, Marbella Design