Although they entered the design scene at Salone this past April, we have yet to provide a proper introduction for the new Italian company Skitsch. Headed by Renato Preti, Skitsch offers a selection of products by some of today's youngest design talents. Its philosophy: to offer a selection of non ordinary, high quality and great design products directly to the final client, positions the company among others such as Moooi, Droog, and Established and Sons.
Zucca. 1Designed by Todd Bracher for Skitsch.
Among the fifty-some eclectic projects created for the line, under the artistic supervision of Christina Morozzi, is Todd Bracher's (now Creative Director of the luxury brand Georg Jensen) Zucca pouff. It resembles a pumpkin in form: a bulblous shape segmented via stitching (fitting, since this is the English translation of the Italian word 'zucca'), for an aesthetic that's both cheeky and refined. With its refined aesthetic and playful character, we imagine it in any number of settings: from a sophisticated living room to a lobby or childrens' room.
Zucca. Designed by Todd Bracher for Skitsch.
Oblique Tea Set. Designed by Maarten Baas for Skitsch.
The line also includes Diego Grandi and Manolo Bossi's Papaver ceramic low table, Maarten Baas' oblique tea set (Haphazard Harmony), Bertjan Pot's stackable chairs (Dazzle), and Joost van Bleiswjick's mirrored credenza. Previously mentioned on 3Rings are elements of Giles Miller's cardboard collection that have been selected for Skitsch. While the Italian design scene has long consisted of established companies such as B&B Italia, Cassina, Flou, Minotti, and Poliform, Skitsch is introducing youthful character to the mix.
During Salone, Skitch also debuted their first flagship store: 600 square metres and 13 windows in the heart of Milan, on Via Monte di Pietà 11 (on the corner of Via Fratelli Gabba).