DESIGN BY LUCIANO BERTONCINI, 2011
Thin-K can be considered more of a technological and formal challenge than a table. At the limits of sheer minimalism, the top of Thin-K is just 6mm thick and can extend to considerable lengths without losing its linearity and sturdiness. It is narrow enough to appear suspended in the air. Designed by Luciano Bertoncini, Thin-K is made entirely of metal, with external leg details and a top in aluminium, gloss or matt glass, and wood veneered aluminium – resistant, durable and completely recyclable materials. The textured finish of the aluminium top makes it smooth and pleasant to the touch. Fixed or extendable, the Thin-K table is available in various colours.
Born in Feltre in 1939, Luciano Bertoncini, moved to Treviso and started working at the architect Vittorio Rossi‘s Studio gaining experience in building and design brands. In this period he designed the bed Zattera and the living rooms furniture Italian Look which contributed to define the Italian modern furniture. He met the designer Joe Colombo, art director at Elco, who included in his catalogue the coat-stand Gronda (winner of the 2nd prize at the Abet Print contest in 1971). After the unexpected Joe Colombo’s death, he realized the executive phase of his project for the exhibition “Italy : the new domestic landscape” at the Moma in New York. With his Office in Treviso, he engages in design and architecture. His collaboration with Aprilia brought out the project of the motorcycle Tuareg Wind, selected for the XIV° Compasso d’Oro contest. In the furniture branch, he collaborates with several companies and, with Bellato, his bed Onda has been selected for the X° Compasso d’Oro. He looks after the company image of Technogym, Seventy, Aprilia, Diadora, Invicta and Belstaff, projecting also their Mono Brand shops. In 1999, the city of Oderzo dedicated him a personal exhibition for his 30 years long activity, with a publication edited by Virginio Briatore, presented by Sergio Polano, RDE Ricerche Design Editrice.