Ren is a delicate dressing table designed by world-renowned Chinese duo, Neri & Hu. Their starting point was the oft-neglected hallway, and they decided to create a multi-functional design that would make a winning first impression. It showcases the nature of the domestic throughway, with a series of objects that are hybrid in their function and refined in their manufacture and shape. For each side of these accessories, Neri & Hu has copied the shape of the Chinese ideogram “ren”, which means “person, human being”.
Materials & Finishes
Supporting structure: Made of solid Canaletto walnut. It comprises two shaped sides and three crosspieces. Caps in plastic.
Metal finish details: The joints between the upper crosspiece and the sides are finished with brass ovals with transparent matt surface treatment on the internal part and with rings, also in brass, on the external part.
Accessories: A round mirror is attached to the upper crosspiece together with an oval multi-purpose tray, attached using a special hook. A surface is attached to the central crosspiece.
Round mirror (Ø 43 cm): Finished with a brass frame covered with Saddle Extra saddle leather. The back is in birch plywood with a Canaletto walnut veneer. The mirror can be turned (18°).
Multi-purpose trays: Oval in shape, they feature a birch plywood base in a Canaletto walnut veneer and a brass frame lined with Saddle Extra saddle leather. The bottom is covered with a Saddle Extra saddle leather mat.
Tray hook: Made of brushed steel with galvanic treatment and natural brass finish.
Surface: Made of birch plywood covered with Saddle Extra saddle leather and Canaletto walnut veneer on the sides. A second tray is built into the top with a lift-up compartment in Saddle Extra saddle leather and a ring-shaped brass handle. The bottom of the tray is covered with a saddle leather mat.
Aesthetic details: The Saddle Extra saddle leather cover of the tray has a hand-produced cold-branded trim
W 103 x D 50 x H 128 cm
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