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 different productions, Renato D’Onofrio is interested in architecture, restoration, furniture and design. In each area, it combines contemporaneity with history, understood as experiences waiting to be explored with ‘new eyes’. In particular, in design he interprets the needs and desires of users and therefore takes an equidistant stance from Functionalism as an end in itself and the aesthetic result incapable of going beyond the pleasure of the eye; he maintains that the true beauty of an object descends from its harmonious composition and the comfort it provides during use. D’Onofrio believes that any object should be enjoyed not only with the eyes but also with touch and even smell; for these reasons, he searches for the best materials, applies construction techniques appropriate to the design theme and takes care of the smallest formal details.