Design Centre Stories

The Geometry of Nature

Turri’s Vine collection, designed in collaboration with architect Frank Jiang, takes “the geometry of nature” as its starting point, and in particular the weaving of vine branches. The metaphor also works for the overall design concept, which branches off into different territories within a home, yet retains a comprehensive overall look.

The Italian furniture company is known for its refined approach to materials, and, through Jiang’s refined artistry, Vine combines several materials but ensures that the lines stay clean and simple.


Timber detailing is the continuous theme that runs throughout the collection, offering an ever-evolving narrative. Whether it’s enveloping upholstery, supporting a surface or providing the detailing on a drawer, these timber elements are stylistically connected with one another. The Vine bedroom collection features a compact dressing table (above left) with an asymmetrical drawer and mirror, while an armchair (above right) is comfortable, deep, and with a slim contemporary shape featuring two squared armrests that clearly suggest design from the fifties, but with a modern twist.

A slim, elegant timber frame is also a features of the sculptural dining table (above), whose base also incorporates brushed-gold metal and a marble insert; the base’s inclined angle helps to make the structure visually light. The accompanying dining chairs have a large arched opening at the back and curving wing-like armrests.

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Turri, Second Floor, South Dome