Albedo Design

Albedo Design

Purity of lines. Purity of minds.

Whether always must be light where there is a shadow? Whether there is a certain balance between the interchangeable substances which can’t exist without each other? This world is filled with various forms. Fullness of the world is intangible. Sometimes, it’s enough a soft touch of light to reveal a silhouette of silence. Purity of lines. Purity of minds.
They say, new stories begin at dawn. History of this brand is associated exactly with the beginning of a new day. They say, the objects could coexist with various places, and even be adjoined with various cultures. The objects with which we are surrounded become an integral part of our inner universe. Albedo Design enters in this world quietly, without redefining it, but revealing its completeness in new forms.

Albedo Design
Alfama sideboard by Albedo design

Albedo Design aesthetics

Albedo Design aesthetics was inspired by a delicate play of the light and shadows. A subtle rhythm of black and white becomes a new dimension of colour. There is only a purity of lines instead of the complicated formulas of modernity. There is only a purity of minds instead of a mental dissonance. A special line of the balance between the interchangeable substances which can’t exist without each other is revealed in the design by Carlo Cumini. Albedo Design aesthetics doesn’t disprove the past styles, and it doesn’t propose us complicated realities. But it shows us a new image of the fullness of the world in the existing shapes.

Albedo Design aesthetics
Gong sideboard by Albedo Design (fragment of the relief decorated surface)

Albedo Design was created in 2016 – due to the initiative of persons passionate, visionary and in love with design. Keeping the initial image of Italian artisan tradition, Albedo Design presented us collection of the various objects which differ by a unique aesthetics, but at the same time are marked with a true artistic value of an artisan work.
Design of this collection was inspired by an authentic beauty and culture of the architectural proportions of Venice, by an amazing play of the light and shadows, by an unmistakable balance of black and white. Albedo Design furniture allows to create an eclectical style marked with an individual character, not breaking a regulate tonality of a quiet atmosphere. Albedo Design furniture was created to interact with other objects, revealing a special “intimate personality” of any space.

Albedo Design aesthetics
Cuzco column by Albedo Design (design – Carlo Cumini)

W tables by Albedo Design

Design of “W” dining tables is marked with unique proportions and an amazing play of perception. As though, this object doesn’t submit to the terrestrial gravity. Aesthetics of this object is marked with a gravitational experiment, an optical illusion and purity of forms. Wooden sculptural base of this table consists of the broken lines which create a single composition with w-shaped silhouettes. Round table top made of the transparent glass is attached to the base due to the slightly visible glass elements. Tiny legs of the table are also made of glass. We can see a unique synthesis of fragility and a physical presence of the materials. We can see a complicated and at the same time a simple geometry of forms.

W tables by Albedo Design
“W” dining table by Albedo Design (design – Carlo Cumini)
W tables by Albedo Design
“W” dining table by Albedo Design (black satin laquered with central swivel glass)

Tale tables by Albedo Design

Tale tables by Albedo Design differ by a unique aesthetics, because a complexity of perception has a special significance for this object. Each person could see amazing images in this composition. For example, this could be associated with a very big tree. But a sophisticated aesthete will see barocco elements in its sinuous lines. At the same time one could see amazing patterns which appear around the table because of its intricate sculptural base. Round table top made of a transparent glass is placed on a complicated construction which consists of various and “spontaneous” curved lines. Amazing patterns or drawings appear on the floor or on the walls due to a unique play of the light and reflections. Design of this object expresses a thin side between an optical illusion and a physical presence of the things. A sculptural base of this table is made of a natural birch or lacquered in a satin deep black colour.

Tale tables by Albedo Design
Tale table by Albedo Design (natural birch), design – Carlo Cumini

Isole coffee tables by Albedo Design

How could be realized the motif of fluid forms in a simple and non-obstructive geometry? Round table top, conical basement and a light touch of a spontaneous fantasy – are typical for Isole coffee tables by Albedo Design. On its table top we can see the abstract relief elements which are associated with the water drops. There is a delicate play of proportions, a visual correlation of simple geometric elements in various dimensions and a spontaneous image. Natural wood in a deep black colour is combined perfectly with glossy inox steel décor inserts.

Isole coffee tables by Albedo Design
Isole coffee tables by Albedo Design

N.Y. coffee tables by Albedo Design

Colour accents become the main feature of N.Y. coffee tables by Albedo Design. A new colour per se is unexpected for Albedo Design stylistics. Design of these objects is marked with a simple geometry, but a canonical integrity of a circle or rectangle is broken by only one colour. Construction of the coffee table includes one removable tray in blue or red colour, which best makes an emphasis on a deep black colour of the whole composition. Design of these tables is marked with a laconic design, functional elements and a special elegancy. It is about a natural wooden texture revealed due to the special lacquering techniques. N.Y. coffee tables by Albedo Design are marked with an individual “character”, unmistakable style and a special aesthetics.

N.Y. coffee tables by Albedo Design
N.Y. coffee tables by Albedo Design (design – Carlo Cumini)

Gong sideboard by Albedo Design

A unique play with the textures of surfaces is one more distinguished feature of Albedo Design aesthetics. Woodcarving allows to reveal the inner rhythms of geometry which set a general dynamics of the whole space. Interaction of the light and shadows is also revealed due to the relief elements. It is about the artistic realization of an amazing balance between the substances which can’t exist without each other.

Gong sideboard by Albedo Design
Gong sideboard by Albedo Design (fragment of the relief decorated surface)

So, we can see an effect of a three-dimensional image in the design of Gong sideboard by Albedo Design. Facades of this object are decorated with the relief elements which composition is based on a variety of the concentric circles. These elements create each other and at the same time replace each other. A delicate play of proportions, an optical illusion and a perfect simplicity of geometry – allow to create a unique composition which aesthetics is boundless.

Gong sideboard by Albedo Design
Gong sideboard by Albedo Design (design – Carlo Cumini)

Cuzco sideboards by Albedo Design

Design of Cuzco sideboards by Albedo Design differs by a layering of the abstract geometrical shapes based on the rectangular proportions. Surfaces of the facades are decorated with the relief elements placed in a spontaneous rhythm. As if the whole composition is based on the layering of the abstract geometric details. Cuzco column is marked with an ambiguous aesthetics. For example, its composition is similar to the “skyscraper-furniture” of the beginning of 20th century. A special heat-treated brushed processing of larch allows to reveal an elegant natural texture of this material, and a deep black colour of its satin lacquered surface makes an emphasis on an intricate rhythm of the decorative elements.

Cuzco sideboards by Albedo Design
Cuzco sideboard by Albedo Design (fragment of the relief decorated surface)
Cuzco sideboards by Albedo Design
Cuzco sideboard by Albedo Design (design – Carlo Cumini)

Upholstered furniture by Albedo Design

Upholstered furniture by Albedo Design differs by a special aesthetics which combines perfectly a modern imagery with an elegancy of the artisan traditions. For example, design of M1 sofa (design MA design) is marked with a contemporary style and modular construction which allows to change the whole composition depending on the individual needs or architectural features of the living space. It is about a sofa with a traditional construction or about a corner composition. A general stylistics of this sofa is marked with a vintage look due to the leather “rustic Nabuk” upholstery. An exceptional style and an individual “character” have a special significance for M1 sofa by Albedo Design.

Upholstered furniture by Albedo Design
M1 sofa by Albedo Design (design – MA design)
Upholstered furniture by Albedo Design
M1 sofa by Albedo Design (design – MA design)

Unusual proportions of Model sofa are intensified by the textile elements. It is about the edges of its upholstery. Shape of a cushion becomes the main compositional element of this sofa. Due to the unmistakable play with proportions we can see a seat, back and the lateral elements which are based on a shape of cushion. A special vintage look and a timeless elegance reveal due to the leather upholstery in “rustic Nabuk”.

Upholstered furniture by Albedo Design
Model sofa by Albedo Design (design – MA design)

Albedo Design mirrors

They say, one can be burned by mirror. So, is it possible to play with the mirrors? Design of the mirrors by Albedo Design expresses some game with a mirror, with the mirror shapes, with the special rhythms which are possible only in a pure vision of simplicity.

Albedo Design mirrors
Albedo mirror by Albedo Design

At the first sight Gong mirrors by Albedo Design are marked with a non-complicated composition. But a moment later we can see the unmistakable rhythms of the concentric circles. Such a relief framing can hide the mirror or become its central element. As it would seem, such a simple design doesn’t burden our perception, but what if it is a taming of “sunburst” motif? What if it is a pure aesthetics of the primitive arts? Or there is just a purity of lines…

Albedo Design mirrors
Gong mirror by Albedo Design (design – Carlo Cumini)

Albedo mirrors by Albedo Design differ by framings decorated with the relief elements which are based on the alternating of horizontal and vertical lines. A special rhythm reveals due to a play of the light and shadows, in which any optical illusion finds its clear contours and completeness.
The relief framings of Albedo Design mirrors are made of natural wood with using of the artisan woodcarving. A deep black colour of a satin lacquering or golden finish – allow to reveal the relief patterns in their exceptional silhouettes. Nevertheless, each Albedo Design composition is opened for new interpretations due to a subtle balance of the light and shadows.

Albedo Design mirrors
Albedo mirrors by Albedo Design (design – Carlo Cumini)
Albedo Design mirrors
Gong mirror by Albedo Design (fragment)

Author: Marina Schultz

Thanks for photos: Albedo Design