KOAN door by Lualdi Exclusive preview during London Festival of Architecture


Designed by Architects for Architects

Poliform UK have collaborated over the years with the best of all that is Italian, be they lighting brands or accessories. For four years Poliform UK has been working with Lualdi porte. Lualdi is a legendary name in the history of Italian design for interior doors, both residential and contract, and is currently managed by the fourth generation of the family. Their industrial breakthrough began in the sixties through the close collaboration established with the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni. Today the company works with many internationally renowned architect’s firms, including Piere Lissoni and Kokaistudio.

Poliform UK will install in pride of place an installation of 3m x 4m of the KOAN door system for the month of the London Festival of Architecture which runs from 1st – 30th June 2018. The Showroom is open from 10-6pm Monday to Saturday.

KOAN combines the brightness and precious glass and metal finishes with the wood, creating a perfect cohesion of technology and tradition. Architects can use the system to define any space and to any width and height.

Bespoke finishing available for contract offering versatility and creative choices for any professional.

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The entrance to identity – with Lualdi porte

Poliform UK are hosting a breakfast with the world leader of doors Lualdi Porte, on Thursday 21 June.

Synonymous with quality and cutting edge design both companies work tirelessly to design and produce products that can be versatile and flexible without compromising function and durability.

Lualdi owner Marco Lualdi will discuss how designing doors for architects for commercial buildings is a critical ingredient in creating an identity for the interior of a project. Projects under discussion will be the Bulgari Hotel and Mandarin Oriental Milan doors designed with Antonio Citterio and the Excelsion Hotel Gallia with Studio Marco Piva.

On display will be the Koan door designed by Kokaistudio.

 

 


 

 

 

Technical


Sliding system door with aluminium edges 50mm thick, tempered glass 6mm thick and solid wood slats with trapezoidal section. The system is available with fixed and sliding panels. Track with shop absorber system and trolley with height adjustment mechanism.


 

 


 

 

 

Kokaistudios for Lualdi



ANDREA DESTEFANIS
Born in Turin, Italy, Andrea Destefanis developed very early a strong interest for visual arts and scenography. After graduating from University of Architecture Venice, he started to cooperate with several architectural firms and developed award winning projects in architecture and city planning. Moved by his personal interest in different fields of design he founded a cooperative studio focused on research of innovative instrument of design in computer graphics before co-founding Kokaistudios together with Filippo Gabbiani.


FILIPPO GABBIANI
Born in Venice, Italy, Filippo Gabbiani developed very early a multidisciplinary interest for art and design. Upon graduating from the University of Architecture Venice, he began work on a European Community sponsored research project on the usage of alternative energies in architecture and worked in several countries in Europe and in the U.S.A. cooperating with prestigious firms of architecture, interior and industrial design before meeting Andrea Destefanis with whom he founded Kokaistudios in 2000.