Last week I was in Milan for the Salone and the Fuorisalone, walking miles on miles, in order to see as much as possible, or at least the majority of what I had pinned in the post Fuorisalone 2016: don’t miss these events!
As expected, these events were not all real must-sees… but the overall quality was very high and I decided today to highlight the projects I loved the most.
Two data crafters that decide to start an ambitious project (at least for the great perseverance required): every week a theme around which they gather data to be processed visually. The result are the postcards that Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec exchanged for a whole year, and that will soon become a book: I can not wait!
The exhibition at the Laboratory Formentini (via Formentini 10, Milan) will be open until April 29, but if you can not go I strongly advise you to visit the Dear Data website, where you can find all high-quality scans of all the postcards, front and back.
A format that you expect in Ventura Lambrate: Dutch just graduated young people presenting objects of a great beauty. Here, however, the designers have gone beyond and decided to exhibit elements developed during the preparation of individual projects, exceeding the common fear of being copied, especially in order to make the public aware of how much work is behind a single object.
Even the display is very effective, because the curators Simone Post, Sanne Schuurman, Iwan Pol managed to pull different elements together based on pure aesthetic criteria.
Works by: Adrianus Kundert, Tijs Gilde, Jeroen van de Gruiter, Studio Plott, Iwan Pol, Simone Post, Sanne Schuurman, Bastiaan de Nennie, Studio Truly Truly.
Read also the article (in italian only): Envisions: come nasce un’idea on CasaFacile.it
And read more on the Envisions website.
Raw Edges presented at Spazio Sanremo their latest research works: basic objects, designed with the use of rough wooden planks (jelutong and Pine wood) painted by immersing them in tanks of water color, leaving the exposed wood. The colors overlap and blend, creating a zig-zag pattern aesthetically very successful: how could I resist it?
Minimal set-up and attention focused on small objects on display at Subalterno1 gallery, dedicated to Italian self-production. The exhibition Microfacts, curated by Stefano Maffei, in collaboration with The Fablab and Tecnificio, presents the work of 15 designers, who have been given a unique design rule, an imaginary cube 6x6x6 cm.
The proof that you do not need huge installations and extravagant projects to win the fuorisalone.
Works by: Massimiliano Adami / Donato Nardulli, Associato Misto, Lorenzo Damiani, Studio Ghigos, Studio Graffe, Ilaria Innocenti / Giorgio Laboratore, Modoloco Design, Giacomo Moor, Lorenzo Palmeri, Filippo Protasoni, Brian Sironi, Simone Spalvieri / Valentina Del Ciotto, Tecnificio, Riccardo Vendramin, Giorgia Zanellato / Daniele Bortotto.
Mini Living. Do disturb
Finally a big company is able to surprise me at fuorisalone, with an exhibition centered on ideas rather than products: Mini Living. Do disturb aims to open a debate on the possibility of a creative use of space, even the living.
A 30 meter square apartments system where you can have private and shared areas, implemented through equipped walls that open to the outside, so as to maximize space and create opportunities for sharing experiences.
Read also the article (in italian only): 30 metriquadri possono bastare? on CasaFacile.it
The staircase by Alfred von Escher brings up to the h+ terrace (Hem display was hosted on the ground floor) where a selection of the best crafted design, edited by Leftover, could be found.
Among others: the raw cement tiles of Tomasello di S. Flavia factory, the pure wool carpets Ike and Koi by Vito Nesta and Ludek Lancellotti, the Marble Trug wash basin by Stefano Bongiorno for Leftover, the screen Armando e Lia by Ilaria Innocenti, the hand-bound notebooks with cards of Palermo markets by Edizioni Precarie, the fireclay bread stamp MadrePane by Roberto Sironi.