A mini-humongous range of both reasonable and unreasonable solutions curated by Wilma Wabnitz. All solutions pleasing to the eye and purposefully executed. [ wabnitz ] [ royal vkb ] [ invotis orange ] [ kontextür ] [ jansen + co ] [ mint inc ] [ le mouton noir ] [ fferrone design ] Booth 3729 | 19 > 22 august [ nyigf ]
Volume Gallery is headed south to Land of Tomorrow’s exhibition space to present a curated body of work titled Foundation. The multiple perspectives in Foundation bring focus to the pluralism of contemporary design and art. The designers and artists represented (Jonathan Nesci, Felicia Ferrone, Rich Brilliant Willing, Jonathan Muecke, Thaddeus Wolfe and Wendy White) in Foundation each employ contemporary thought, technology or material in their works.
courtyard entrance to boffi’s flagship store in brera district | click to enlarge
boffi opens with its new collection at the milan design week 2012. the designers represented in this collection are monica armani, jeffrey bernett, felicia ferrone, piero lissoni, luigi massoni, victor vasilev, and norbert wangen.
boffi ceo roberto gavazzi gives philippe starck a tour
designer felicia ferrone with her oval wall index mirror. designapplause interviews felicia later in the evening.
designapplause interviews architect victor vasilev in front of his CTline wall system.
this model reminds us that boffi also outfits yachts.
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This morning attendees are going to be greeted by a newly branded show via the welcome banner at 2012 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago. Who’s attending? 60,000 professional attendees | 2,000 exhibitors – from over 35 countries | 15,000 U.S. buyers | 6,000 international buyers from 100 countries on 6 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
What could be a suitable trade fair theme, this glassware is the Revolution Collection by Chicago Designer Felicia Ferrone. The Revolution Collection is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers, and formed from a pure extrusion of hand-blown borosilicate glass. This material provides a high degree of thermal resistance for a range of hot and cold applications, and is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. When in use, the contents of these pieces appear to float, seeming to defy gravity and visually suspend their contents, be it water, wine, champagne, gelato, or soup. The Revolution Collection is distinctive in its thoughtful form, and innovative in its application of materials and skillful manufacturing. These attributes are fundamental to the design philosophy and approach of fferrone design, along with responsible sourcing of materials and production.
Revolution was inducted into the permanent design collection of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and awarded a prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award in 2004. Designed in 2001, the Revolution wine and water glass was previously licensed to the Italian manufacturer Covo. Revolution is up for a Global Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced Saturday evening, 10 March. Revolution will be presenting with Wabnitz Editions. Booth S3075
DesignApplause is attending and will be reporting during and wrapping up after this year’s event. Follow show @DesignApplause facebook.com/DesignApplause @HousewaresShow #IHHS12 [ IHHS 2012 ] [ fferonne design ]
Wright and Volume Gallery debut a selling exhibition via Wright 21, the contemporary design platform of the pioneering auction house. This exhibition begins Wright’s collaboration with guest curators to further engage design culture by creating compilations that survey contemporary practice in the fields of design and architecture. In this inaugural exhibition, Wright partners with Volume Gallery to present Truth in Form/Reason for Being.
Volume Gallery, known internationally for commissioning work from American designers, provides excerpts of contemporary culture in their exhibition Truth in Form/Reason for Being.
“Designed objects are the visual representation of progress”
The title of the exhibition is not intended to set parameters for the designers but to assist the viewer in understanding ‘now’. Truth in Form is related to the intention of form, and the likeness of that form to the concept of the author. In this regard, nothing is accidental or appropriated; each object is purposeful, and concise in measure. The reason for the forms’ Being, connects to the needs, forms, materials, or technologies available today. With this information one can dissect what it means to be truly of the moment.
“The reconciliation of technology and materiality in a time when the speed of progress is exponentially increasing, is a balance struck only on rare occasions.”
Finding it is often difficult to discuss the meaning of a moment without reflection – The Volume exhibition utilizes the lens of ‘reason’ to provide a snapshot of contemporary objects. Truth in Form/Reason for Being explores functional design, sculpture and pattern from artists/designers: Brian Anderson, Stephen Burks, Cmmwlth, Andy Coolquitt, Felicia Ferrone, Sung Jang, Jonathan Nesci, Snarkitecture, Rich Brilliant Willing, and ROLU.
felicia ferrone, unir
Committed to the exploration of design, Wright established Wright 21 as a platform for introducing contemporary and noteworthy works to a broad audience. Through collaboration with artists and guest curators – both established and emerging talents – Wright 21 presents new perspectives and defies expectations. Wright 21 aims to encourage, challenge and inspire designers and collectors alike. [ wright ]
Volume Gallery is an event-based gallery with a specific focus on American design, particularly emerging contemporary designers. Founded by Claire Warner and Sam Vinz, Volume Gallery releases editions, publications and exhibits that showcase the work of American designers to regional, national and international audiences. [ volume gallery ]
exhibition > volume 5 | truth in form/reason for being | selections by volume
opening > 29 september 2011
location > wright | 1440 west hubbard street chicago
hours > 29 september – 6 october | 10a – 5p daily | 7 october onward by appointment only