Pénola: Venetian dialect, indicating a wooden wedge, accessory used to hold, raise, move and press down. The wedge is a silent object of common use, its presence hardly acknowledged.
Found in arches, vaults, under doors and in furniture. The wedge, a simple artefact, can create furniture of many different types and sizes: benches, chairs, bookcases, tables; or it can become the base for new synergies and creations.
Its potential is revealed as it takes on unusual positions and re-invents itself, remaining nevertheless a simple wedge.
Pènola was awarded the “Open Design Italia 2012”