Luca Nichetto, whose practice is known for bridging the visual languages of Italy and Scandinavia, is one of the most vibrant and in-demand young designers working today.
With a background in exceptional craftsmanship and a formidable imagination, Nichetto has emerged as a multidisciplinary designer able to traverse the worlds of furniture, industrial design, architecture and interiors. Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 and grew up on the storied island of Murano, the centuries-old center of Venetian glass. There, creativity and master artisans, including his grandfather, a master glassmaker, surrounded him. Later, Nichetto studied at Istituto Statale d’Arte di Venezia and earned a degree in industrial design at the Università Luav di Venezia in 1998, leading to formative early projects with venerable Murano glassmaker Salviati and leading lighting company Foscarini.
Luca Nichetto’s eponymous studio was founded in 2006 with a focus on industrial design and consulting. In 2011 he relocated to Stockholm, Sweden, opening a second studio and extending his scope to interior design, architecture and brand collaborations (partners have included Nendo, Foscarini and Hem)
Belle Reeve is a sofa system by Luca Nichetto with seemingly endless possibilities. The sofa has a deep, low body with brass or stainless steel feet, and a choice of solid wood lattice panels or upholstered panels on the backrests. Different arm and table options combine with the seat modules to break the symmetry of this versatile sofa, allowing for personalised configurations.
Numerous possible sizes and configurations. As shown:
122 12L/R - CORNER UNIT
W387 × D98.5 × H70 cm, chaise length 288.5
W152 1/3 × D38 4/5 × H27 3/5 ”, chaise length 113 3/5 ”
122 06L/R LONG SOFA WITH ONE ARM + FLAT ARMREST
W312 × D98.5 × H70 cm, seat height 38cm
W122 4/5 × D38 3/4 × H27 2/3 ”, seat height 15"
Available in American black walnut, American white oak, or European Ash in a range of finishes, a range of fabric and leather options, and brass or stainless steel feet. Table modules available in a choice of marble options including Rosa Negrais, Negro Marquina, or Carrara marble; or Ataija Creme limestone.