Silente Collections

 by Noa and Enrico Girotti
One of the most fascinating spaces in the Monastero project is the inner garden, enclosed by an 8-meter-high wall, replacing the more common cloister and best embodying the meditative atmosphere of the former convent. Between the garden and the monastery’s perimeter wall, a water channel with an old restored mill, a colonnade, and a covered terrace create a place where guests are invited to sit and have breakfast outdoors. The SILENTE chair and table are designed for this context and are the result of a collaboration between NOA and Enrico Girotti, founder of lapiegaWD.“For the outdoor furniture, we have also opted for an essential design and monochromatic uniformity: tables and chairs in black metal create an interesting contrast with the lime-colored plaster of the wall in the background. The metal, winding like a wire around itself, the hallmark of the lapiegaWD brand, contributes to the clear shaping of forms and aesthetic rigor,” clarifies interior designer Niccolò Panzani

The collaboration between NOA and lapiegaWD has given shape to:

The SILENTE chair: shaped from a single continuous metal wire that describes its entire figure without ever ending or interrupting. A graphic reinterpretation of the concept of infinity.

–  The SILENTE table: crafted from a sequence of metal wires to achieve an austere design, in line with the place it inhabits. It is an outdoor table, with a rectangular or round top in metal or HPL, available in both 75 cm and 110 cm heights.

ABOUT NOA

is a collective of architects and interior designers founded in 2011 by Stefan Rier and Lukas Rungger. Through its over ten years of experience, the studio has established itself as an industry standard for hospitality architecture and design, with completed projects scattered across the Alps and new concepts being put into motion in the Netherlands, Croatia, USA, and the Caribbean.

Following an always curious and never conventional approach, NOA has expanded its portfolio over the past years with its creation of novel architectural typologies. These include the Ötzi Peak 3.251 m viewing platform on the Val Senales glacier, the Transsensorial Gateway sound installation for INTERNI at the 2021 edition of Milan’s Fuorisalone, and the competition proposal for the new European Library in Milan.

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