Designed by Monica Graffeo, CU is a C-shaped element in moulded polyurethane, designed to meet a surprising range of everyday requirements. Depending on where it is positioned, it can become a coffee table, service table, tray, bedside table, small bookcase or seat: a host of options for a creative, practical and resistant structure, which can be used alone or in pairs. CU is available in two sizes and six colours.
I was born in 1973 in Pordenone. I attended an experimental classical lyceum, and after that the Italian Design School of Padova (graduated in 1995, specialization in 1996). I began working first in collaboration with Fausto Boscariol and afterwards with Gabriele Centazzo of Valcucine. In 1998 I launched my free-lance activity and my relationship with Kristalia. Since 1996 I have been working with the Italian Design School of Padova, first as a master’s assistant and for the last four years as an instructor of research methods. In 2001, for the Italian Design series, a stamp was published showing a Free chair, produced by Kristalia in 2001. In 2003 the Boum seating system, produced by Kristalia in 2002, received the 2003 Young&Design award. On July of 2003 I took part in a Summer Section in Industrial Design at the Domus Accademy, while in September of 2003 i displayed by designs at the exposition Donna&Design at the Pesaro furniture trade fair. In 2004 I debuted at the satellite exposition with 806D, friends design team, and the chair Mints, produced by Arflex International in 2004, for which I received the Young & Design 2004 second prize.