Vela is a piece of furniture designed to unfold and overturn the concept of the coffee table. A multi-layered wooden base is dissected by a pane of tempered glass. Robustness and elegance combine in a refined and innovative design. Designed by Renato D’Onofrio
Convinced that there is a “red thread” between the different productions, Renato D’Onofrio is interested in architecture, restoration, furniture and design. In every area, it combines contemporaneity with the history, understood as experiences waiting to be explored with “new eyes”. In particular, in design it interprets the needs and desires of users and therefore assumes a position equidistant from Functionalism as an end in itself and from the aesthetic result unable to go beyond the pleasure of sight; claims that the true beauty of an object comes from the harmonious composition and comfort it ensures during use. D’Onofrio believes that any object should not be enjoyed only with the eyes but also with touch and even with the sense of smell; for such reasons, researches the best materials, applies the construction techniques appropriate to the design theme espan, takes care of the smallest formal details.