Created by Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà for Tonelli, Metropolis is a collection of furnishings enhanced by a pleasant materic contrast, generated by the combination of glass and ceramic, including dining and living room tables, side tables and consoles. All the items stand out for a base in extra-clear or fumé glass, composed of a series of vertical parts welded together, with different lengths, heights and angles. The tops resting on the bases come in the new ceramic+glass finish and in the variants Noir Desire, with gold and bronze veins, Calacatta Arabescato, white with grey-beige veins, and Grigio Orobico, with light and dark grain. The top is made by welding a sheet of ceramic to one of glass, with a final result of absolute aesthetic purity: reduced thickness, large sizes and high technical performance to stand up to wear and maintenance. The tables are also available in the version with a glass top, in different sizes.
Metropolis makes reference to the silent film of the same name directed in 1927 by Fritz Lang, which represented a futuristic new world; the name was chosen by the designer to emphasize the visionary architectural concept behind the project. Scutellà wants to break free of the traditional concept of the table as a top with four legs, creating an unusual and original work of micro-architecture thanks to a game of staggered planes.