BACHLI Furniture presents The Principle of Lightness created to mark MDF Italia’s 30th anniversary. The Principle of Lightness Collection—limited editions in hand polished steel or aluminium finishes—reimagines four exemplary products from its history; simultaneously freezing them in time and bringing new life to them.
Designed by Piergiorgio and Michele Cazzaniga in 2009, the Tense represents the archetypal table. Characterised by the consistency of its form and finishes, it is an icon of lightness and flexibility; thanks to its internal tension, it can also be extended to a total of 4 metres in length. Part of the MDF Italia collection, the Tense family is now available in 16 finishes, 5 heights and 36 sizes. For The Principle of Lightness Collection, the Tense has been reimagined in a hand polished aluminium finish and measures 100x240cm.
Having received the Honourable Mention at the 18th Compasso d’Oro ADI in 1998, the Minima is an aluminium bookcase system comprising three pivotal elements – shelves, frame, and cabinets – that can be freely configured. Designed by Bruno Fattorini and characterised by its minimalist and lightweight lines, the Minima is one of MDF Italia’s most iconic products. For The Principle of Lightness Collection, the Minima has been reimagined in a hand polished aluminium finish and measures 184.5×188.5cm.
Le Banc Bench
Designed by Xavier Lust in 2001, Le Banc is a bench made from curved aluminium of just 6 mm thick. Thanks to its lightweight, slender and streamlined design, Le Banc is an icon that stands out making it suitable for public spaces and private residences, both indoors and outdoors. Today, as part of the MDF Italia collection, it is available in 3 finishes and 3 lengths. For The Principle of Lightness Collection, Le Banc has been reimagined in a hand polished aluminium finish and measures 170cm in length.
Designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga in 2004, the Lofty is a seating system in mirror polished stainless steel. As the perfect synthesis of technology and craftsmanship, the Lofty is the result of a laborious and lengthy process that entailed the study, design and shaping of steel into sophisticated, minimal geometrics. For The Principle of Lightness Collection, the Lofty has been reimagined as a chair in the original hand polished steel finish.
The Principle of Lightness was honoured with the Wallpaper* Design Award 2023.