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2009

In the summer of 2009, Afroditi begun a new partnership with leading Italian furniture producer Bonaldo. The first object created was the ICosì occasional table, a simple geometric structure made up of numerous curved, varnished steel rods.

Afroditi furthered her exploration of lightness, whether physical or visual, as well as simplicity, in making and using objects. The concept originated from drawing lines and grids on models of a form that she accidentally constructed. “The form really puzzled me because it was very simple yet complex geometrically”. The design was developed so that it utilises only one element made out of bent steel rod, a very simple production process. The same element is then repeated x 20+ times, therefore the name Icosì, in Greek it means ‘twenty’.

Icosi was launched at the 2010 Milan Fair. Its extremely light, simple, yet visually dynamic form made it an instant success and a contemporary classic.

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