Sunday, April 26, 2015

Milan - Salone del Mobile: Lisa Corti Presents Sotow – Sitting on the Flowers

Milan - Salone del Mobile: Lisa Corti. Lisa Corti presents Sotow – Sitting on the Flowers. Sotow stands for “sitting on top of the world”, a collection of chairs designed by Paolo Calcagni with cushions designed by Lisa Corti.

Lisa Corti and her daughter Ida


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Milan - Salone del Mobile: Antonio Marras + Segno Italiano - Winner Best Installation

Milan - Salone del Mobile: Antonio Marras + Segno Italiano - Winner Best Installation. In the Nonostante Marras concept store, Antonio Marras’s  installation Il Sentiero dei Nidi di Ragno, winner of the Milan Design Award, who with Segno Italiano cooperated with the best Sardinian artisans to produce a collection of baskets in river cane, myrtle and olive, with willow handles, embellished by Marras by weaving fabrics from his ready-to-wear collections, to become beautiful handbags.

Antonio Marras

Wall and Deco Wallpaper – Jap designed by Antonio Marras

Nonostante Marras – Segno Italiano. Segno Italiano is a company that endorses and markets high-quality Italian artisan products internationally.  Green Glass by I Vetri Verdi di EmpoliCeramics by La Ceramica Atestina – chairs by La Sedia Leggera di Chiavari.

Segno Italiano’s Domenico Rocca

Segno Italiano’s Sardinian baskets embellished by Antonio Marras

Patrizia Marras and Pier Ivo

Nonostante Marras – concept store

Paola Lenti outdoor furniture in the courtyard of Nonostante Marras


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Milan - Salone del Mobile: Dante Goods and Bads.

Milan - Salone del Mobile: Dante Goods and Bads. Metropolitan Improvement represents The City a place of constant reinvention “We took generic industrial shapes like the T-beam and improved it into a stool.”  H.E.A.310 – Stool - design Christophe de la Fontaine – powder coated T-beam with leather seat.


Dante Goods and Bads’s Aylin Langreuter sitting in a Whenevermore chair/table.

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Milan - Salone del Mobile: A Somaco Vuoto – On an Empty Stomach

Milan - Salone del Mobile: A Somaco Vuoto – On an Empty Stomach. 21 artists tackle the delicate and complex Fasting issue. Provoking the theme of this year’s Expo 2015 devoted to Food. Not only does On an Empty Stomach allude to the lack of Food, it is actually a metaphor for Emptiness and refers to any kind of Absence and Fasting, Change and Regeneration.

Above: On an Empty Stomach  - Sofie Lachaert and Luc Dohanis – Sausages Cement Tiles, Silver Bucket, Precious Stool. “Everything has an end except the sausage, which has two.”  This aphorism refers to the demise of craft and industry, here specifically denoting the rise and fall of cement tile production in the Low Countries from the 19th to the mid-20th century. The sausage is used as a motif that can be read either as an abstract repeating pattern or as a literal representation of food (and even general economic sustenance) on the surface of the tile itself.


On an Empty Stomach  - DWA - Alberto Artesani and Frederik De Wachter – Dusk. Ramadan is the holy month during which Muslims fast, refraining from eating, drinking, and from other pleasures Fitur is the name of a ritual celebrated when the sun sets, at dusk, when the abstinence and fasting duty ceases, in homage to the Prophet Mohammed, by eating some dates and drinking a glass of water.
 “Dusk” is meant to celebrate this time of joy and sharing, the transition from day to night when the banquet table lights up disclosing its treasures.
Below. Alberto Artesani and Frederik De Wachter

On an Empty Stomach  - Donata Paruccini – Un Buco Nello Stomaco.  Ginger biscuits.


On an Empty Stomach  - Studio Dessuant Bone – Fasted. ‘Fasted’ a family of tableware removed or fasted of their functions; it questions the links between objects surrounding us and their representation.

  On an Empty Stomach  - Analogia Projects - Fasting Religions.  Giving up certain foods is a practice that takes place among people distant in both geographical origin and culture. The goal of this project is to bring together different religions, a feat, which is very delicate nowadays.   Each religion has its own feast days, each organized according to their calendar.

On an Empty Stomach  - Arabeschi di Latte - 1909. A small collection of plates as a tribute to the Suffragettes, the women who in the early 20th century fought for changing their conditions within society. A symbolic object to remember the hunger strike that was used by them as part of their protest.




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Milan - Salone del Mobile2015: Seletti - galleria Michela Cattai - Secondome Design Gallery - PrimoPiano Studio

Stefano Seletti

Milan - Salone del Mobile: Seletti – design Studio Job - Industry Garden Collection


Galleria Michela Cattai  - design Giuseppe Ostuni for Oluce

Galleria Michela Cattai’s Gian Battista Poggio


Secondome Design Gallery - design Gio Tirotto – Coexist project – Mod. Ground and Mod. Sky

 PianoPrimo Studio - new showroom in Via Rossini 3

PianoPrimo Studio - Luigi Rotta and Fabio Cocchi

PianoPrimo Studio – Fru1 tablecloth – design Eugenio Vazzano – cotton, silk

PianoPrimo Studio – Chapeaux vase – design Fabio Cocchi and Luigi Rotta – blown glass

Journalist Chiara Dal Canto and Lindell’s designer Gabrielle Soyer
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