Furniture prototypes study for Milan Design Week
April 2018

What once was the plane of a dresser; some marbles, discarded in a quarry because broken unpredictably; electric elements of lamps no longer working: can something be done? Small linear metal structures re-read their use, supporting new usages without erasing their shape. Something reminiscent of the mountain, in the simple relationship with matter, in the way one has to make the best of what is available to respond to necessity and surpassing of limits. Small tables and light on a Rock are simple objects that will never be identical, only the process will be the same, the shape will be random. The Design Week, in addition to a showcase of finished products, can be a moment to present a work in progress, an experiment, perhaps still unripe, but already shareable in its development. We propose a reflection on the production process of furniture, on the moment in which the unique and artisanal product becomes an element to be produced in series, always equal to itself, with all the flaws eliminated in the long process of study and research. Is it possible to propose unique objects by standardizing only the process? Can this concept be combined with the ecological idea of regenerating objects? Small tables and light on a rock are partial objects, unique numbers of an unfinished process (or, maybe, finished). Small tables and light on a rock are objects to be used inside and outside, trying to reduce the limit between these two spaces.

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Type/Program: Furniture Design
Location: Milan (IT)
Year: 2018 (Milan Design Week 2018)
Status: Built
Collaborators: Fabio Casirati, Roberta Fiorentino, Giovanni Saputo
Production: QTA, Flânerie Milano, C.S. Ciapponi, Tecnomarmi S.r.l
Photographies: Daniele Iodice