FILOTTO - CLARITY ON CUE
Launching the brand is the classic game of billiards, an emblem of leisure originating from the palaces of the bourgeois which has since become a popular sport across the generations. The first challenge of Calma e Gesso has been in recreating a product with such a long history but so little evolution. The billiards, or pool, table has alway been a work of artisan carpentry, even up until the present day, but it is a design ‘frozen in time’. Taking the strongest traditional elements from the table designs of established artisans and re-interpreting them into a new product, Adriano Design has succeeded in re-creating the familiar green wool suspended in an ethereal crystal structure.
Calma e Gesso reinvents the billiards table with a series of innovative, patented solutions that have produced a seemingly transparent crystal ‘jewel’. With this sophisticated design, the Adriano brothers have removed the material ‘heaviness’ that has always characterized the classic pool table, as well as the colossal inventions of the past – and have given it a new lease of life for its modern setting (Filotto is already installed in the Ralph Lauren headquarters, New York). The magic lies in having realized a thin, steel frame, which is both adjustable, divisible, and supports the solid slate game surface, as well as the crystal structure that characterizes this new design. The unique feeling of seeing a 750kg billiard table ‘float’ on four legs is second only to the pleasure of playing on this italian masterpieceCalma-E-Gesso
The brand’s philosophy is embodied in its name - Calma e Gesso - the Italian expression that, having originated in the world of billiards, has become a part of everyday language. It encapsulates that moment of reflection - ‘calma’ - that the player takes before a difficult shot, carefully considering his next move while rotating chalk - ‘gesso’ - on the tip of his cue stick. It is, at the same time, both a direction and a motto, inviting the individual to take the time to evaluate their position and find the best solution, to avoid making a hasty decision. Everything that goes into that moment of calm before we have to make an important decision is part of what has helped create Calma e Gesso.
Materials / dimensions
Crystal glass case and table legs
Stainless steel frame and components
Italian slate playing field bas simonis wool clothes
152 cm X 268 cm X 82 cm 60” X 105,5”
590 kg / 1300 lbs
Dwelivery time is 6 to 8 weeks