happenings at the fuorisalone worth checking out:
>> american design company wolf-gordon introduces level / will be previewed in spazio rossana orlandi – space g5 / via matteo bandello 14/16
a collection of eight interior surfacing products created in collaboration with amsterdam-based textile designer, mae engelgeer. the collection, comprising four upholstery, one drapery textile, and three digital print wallcoverings,
wolf-gordon collaborated closely with engelgeer to design a cohesive collection characterized by repetitive geometries of varying scales. engelgeer’s graphic elements and diverse explorations of texture evoke the craftsmanship and authenticity of dutch modernism. engelgeer draws heavily on her knowledge of traditional weaving techniques, interpreting them through a 21st century lens. the resulting collection is a series of patterns that celebrate dynamic equilibrium—asymmetrical yet balanced—clean lines, abstract geometric forms, rich textures, and simple, sophisticated detailing. the palette for level includes a broad range of elegant neutrals and muted hues, many incorporating accents of metallic threads.
mae engelgeer: perhaps because of my background in fashion, i always tend to think in terms of a collection in my design process. the challenge of finding a color combination or a graphic element that can be used in different ways across a collection is very rewarding. the result is a cohesive, contemporary collection that combines sleek, urban 21st century design with a sense of craftsmanship and authenticity.
>> bora. i bicchieri singolari by carlo moretti / duvetica showroom – via senato 41/a
the complete history of the “bora” drinking glass on display in the duvetica space designed by tadao ando. its unique and original shape with its curved lines – “as if the bora wind had blown against it” – is a design of carlo and giovanni moretti. a collection of over 130 pieces of the venetian artisan factory realized from 2001 to today in murano crystal. 12 > 22 april 2016
hem presents ice cream social / via varese 12
to celebrate the launch of splatter-painted last stool splatter by british designer max lamb, hem has collaborated with italian gelato maker gelateria rigoletto on four custom gelato flavors inspired by stracciatella gelato – one to match each style stool. tuesday through friday, hem will be hosting ice cream socials with philippe malouin, karoline fesser, max lamb and studio deform. 12 > 15 april