TECNO ITALY, A SYSTEM OF TABLE & DESKS NOMOS 30, DESIGNER NORMAN FOSTER
Thirty years ago, Tecno and Norman Foster produced Nomos, a system of tables and desks that changed our way of thinking about the object that is the table forever: for the Salone del Mobile, Tecno is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of this icon with an exhibition dedicated to the product and its designer, design and industrial production.
The original designs by Norman Foster, the technical drawings selected from the Tecno archives and pictures taken by master photographer Mauro Masera guide the visitor as they rediscover a major chapter in the story that the architect has created with many of his works, be they macro structures or –as in the case of Nomos – exceptional objects. Foster and Tecno have always had idioms particularly agreeable to constituting a relationship: a choice of great clarity and consistency, meaning certain value. Their meeting, followed by two years of work, results in an unending stream of designs by Foster followed by no fewer models and prototypes created by Tecno to achieve an industrial result nearly identical to the original. Nomos was originally conceived by Foster and his collaborators to generate a system for the new Portland Street studio in London, but over the years it proved capable of performing other functions too and became a furnishing accessory that meets a multitude of needs, an authentic system that has furnished public and working spaces the world over. For more information contact Mrs Miriam Perego: