W. is the result of a design paradigm that states “subtraction adds value”, “Less is More.” The less there is in terms of aesthetics of each individual component, the more the impact of the wood itself is heightened.
The natural wood or lacquered is shaped with attention to the thicknesses, the angles, the relationship between the components, in order to achieve a balanced and streamlined design.
Chair or barstool, lounge chair or rocker, all convey a strong historical characterization, alongside the height of modernity.
The reinterpretation of a classic. The re-design of a type of chair amongst the most well-known in design history: the Windsor Chair. The W. family comprises chair, armchair, barstool and rocker, Billiani’s first ever rocking chair.
Born in 1966, and graduated in architecture from Venice University. He started off in design alongside Werther Toffoloni, soon setting up on his own in Udine as an industrial designer and architect. He has received numerous awards and international recognition for his works, including the selected design “Gift to Gio Ponti” Morelato 1996, the Rima prize “Young & Design” Milan 2001 and 2002, and many others.