Designed by Richard Sapper in the 1970s, the “Plico” trolley is one of the lesser known, though more representative, projects from this unforgettable artist’s body of work. Sapper developed his projects starting from a problem that he identified in an existing object or from something that was missing: “I am always interested in doing something new, increasing our life tools. I am interested in designing new things that have their uses or make sense”. And with “Plico” Sapper undoubtedly manages to increase the scope of our “domestic utensils”.
Once folded, the trolley occupies minimal space, allowing it to be placed behind a door or between two pieces of kitchen furniture. The brakes on the rear wheels make the trolley free-standing when closed. Once unfolded, the trolley’s two surfaces are wide, with a containing rim. When the upper surface is turned upside down, it creates a large supporting surface, ideal for enjoying a meal in bed or in front of the television, or for using a laptop comfortably seated in an armchair or on the sofa. Furthermore “Plico” can be used as a food trolley itself, storage trolley or just as a decorative piece.
– The particular distance between the two surfaces makes it possible to place bottles, fruit bowls or other containers for medium-sized foodstuffs on the lower one.
– The articulated front wheels make the movement of the trolley fluid and perfectly controllable.
– A brake positioned on the rear wheels ensures stability when the trolley is stationary and facilitates closing operations
– Easy to close: just hold the top surface and lift it towards you and the trolley folds.
This “Plico” trolley is in a new condition and has never been used. Delivered in original packaging and documentation.
Richard Sapper was born in 1932 in Munich. In the early 1960s, he began to collaborate with the Italian architect Marco Zanuso, together they acted as design consultants for Brionvega for which they developed a series of televisions and radios. Later on Sapper produced successful and innovative designs for many well-known Italian and international brands, including Artemide, B&B Italia, FIAT, Heuer, Kartell, Knoll, Magis, Molteni, Pirelli, and many others. Throughout his career, Sapper has remained keenly involved in academia, teaching at many universities. He has received numerous awards for his products, and his designs are represented in the permanent collections of many museums internationally. In 2012, Sapper received the Merit Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. He died on 31 December 2015.
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