With Ren, Neri and Hu address the issue of the domestic throughway and give form to an elegant, practical design in transversality. The challenge (overcome) was to find a solution to the problem of how to furnish the entryway in a traditionally laid-out home. But above all, though: how to better leverage the savoir-faire of a historic design brand like Poltrona Frau? The answer is a complete hybrid collection of wall-mounted and free-standing mirrors, small tables, console tables and valet stands. Everything is done in wood, brass and leather. Not just functional and sophisticated furnishing solutions, they are systems that greet and welcome. It's no coincidence that the name Ren comes from the Chinese character for person, human being. Because, at the heart of Neri & Hu projects, that's how it is: on a human scale.
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