10 April 2017

Ren collection wins the Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA)

Another prestigious prize confirms the international success of the Ren collection by the couple Neri & Hu.

After being awarded at the first edition of the NYCxDESIGN Awards in the “Storage” category on June 2016 and of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2017 on January 2017, here comes the EDIDA 2017 (Elle Deco International Design Awards) in the “Furniture” section.

On stage, alongside Leon Sun, Elle Decoration China Editorial Director and Lyndon Neri with Rossana Hu, Nicola Coropulis and Mirko Splendiani, respectively Poltrona Frau General Manager and Head of Product Innovation.

The Ren collection, launched in 2016 with accessories designed for different areas of the house, during Salone del Mobile 2017 has been enriched with new pieces, such as an armchair, a sofa, a bookcase, a magazine rack and a table mirror. A variety of objects offering a coherent definition of the various spaces of the home.


The collection takes the name of the Chinese “ren” ideogram, which means person. From the birth of the language, this symbol appeared on ancient Chinese oracle bones used for divination. Two simple strokes constitute a pictographic representation of the human figure. The longer stroke sticks out slightly and is supported by the shorter stroke. The two elements depend on each other for their stability, a relationship that perfectly represents the architectural construction of each item in the collection. Each piece consists of two “ren”, which make up the main structure in Canaletto walnut solid wood and together support the secondary structures, also in wood. The functional elements that form part of the structures have softer and more curved forms, which are elegantly upholstered in Saddle Extra leather. The brass details add a precious touch to the design.


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