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Fiat 500-inspired furnitures

By SYF77 on 24 Apr 2011

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At the 50th Furniture Fair in Milan (Italy), Fiat presented the “Fiat 500 Design Collection”. This is an initiative by the firm’s marketing boss, Lapo Elkann and furniture maker Meritalia. The collection is a tribute to the original Fiat 500 and includes a sofa, a table and a console. Inspired by the 1970's Fiat 500, each of the three pieces sports a plate that says: “Lapo and Meritalia pay tribute to the Fiat 500”.

The “PicNic” table uses two front ends of the Fiat 500 glued back to back and is mounted on two wheels. Over the car parts sits a transparent glass fixed to the ground with crystal legs. The wheels are not shod with tyres but with flexible black polyurethane. The “CinCin” console is similar to the “PicNIC” except it has no wheels. The top part is made from crystal and the piece is available with three height options. Finally, the “Panorama” sofa uses the same Fiat 500 front end, upon which a padded seat and backrest are mounted. The seat cover has a choice of fabric or leather. Fiat says the names of the pieces have been inspired by an “open air” vision of the Fiat 500, as all three of them have been designed for outdoor use.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Xspace Apr 24 2011 08:05 PM
Interesting... COE required? tongue.gif
Pocus Apr 24 2011 09:41 PM
Such Grotesque incarnations.....wouldn't it make 500 fans cry?? LOL
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