the cappellini lounge at cappellini point will feature an installation dedicated to s.pellegrino‘s first design project, created in collaboration with giulio capellini. three international designers— neri&hu, steven haulenbeek, and philippe nigro will each conceive a different label for a limited-edition series titled the journey of water.
the constitutive and expressive matrix of a final product, even before its physical form or its manufacturing process, is the materials.
in factory. material landscape, an exhibition conceived by diego grandi and curated with porzia bergamasco for fuori salone 2017, their two distinct manufacturing processes are evoked by setting up a hypothetical interchange of relationships and affinities, in which the brass and the clay mixes that characterize the separate products and innovations of zucchetti.kos and lea ceramiche reveal their potential when they are brought into contact with the design process.
this installation generates a close dialogue between the world of wellness and the bathroom of zucchetti.kos – including new projects by diego grandi, sybille de margerie, and ludovica+roberto palomba for the tapware collections – and the world of laminated porcelain stoneware surfaces of lea ceramiche, which has invited for the occasion the duo dwa frederik de wachter + alberto artesani, luciano giorgi, francesco librizi, and philippe nigro to consider material suggestions and signs for decorating the spaces.
the display proceeds through products and narratives that show the most significant milestones in the history of these two companies.
the exhibition has been designed to use both levels of an unusual space recently renovated by the architects sila barracco and mauro smith, at via palermo 11 in the brera design district. formerly a sacred place and then a museum, it is characterized by an intrinsic aesthetic sense. this is amplified by the lofty barrel-vaulted ceiling that is interrupted at intervals by openings to the sky, and is circumscribed by the large floor area of 600 square meters.
an integral part of the installation is the space food in factory by cibario, an oasis of refreshment for wayfarers of design. in a setting similar to a corporate dining hall, daily menus are offered for purchase, connected to the territorial background of the two companies. in the fast-paced chaos of busy brera, a place to relax, seated around the same table.
We’re back in Chicago. For those still in town and looking for more we liked the following:
[ wanteddesign ] terminal stores 269 11th ave
This fourth-year iteration of ‘Wanted’ is comprised of collectives, emerging/big gun design, student competitions, product launches and more.
qc design / booth 34
A collective of 12+ designers from Quebec pull their resources together to make their road show affordable. [ qc design ]
chicagoland in new york / booth 4
Funded by grants and Kickstarter to come to ICFF the group’s focus is on the collaboration between designer and local (Chicago) manufacturing. [ chicagoland ]
DesignApplause interviews Giulio (Cappellini), Philippe Nigro (Ligne Roset), Giulio Iacchetti (Alessi) and David Trubridge.
[ west village ]
Herman Miller and maharam conceive a tribute to Alexander Girard, Herman Miller’s director of design from 1952 to 73. The tribute is in the form of an exhibit loaded with archival artifacts of the prolific Girard. You’ll also see new interpretations of iconic furniture with the help of maharam’s textiles. The space also is conceived to be an oasis, as visitor’s are encouraged to come in and chill and have a refreshment. Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision will be open to the public thru 28 May. 446 West 14th Street.
[ times square ]
Vitra introduces us to the new (two weeks old) Dutch boutique hotel citizenM. Probably because citizenM continues their collaborations with architecture firm concrete, book store MENDO and… Swiss design label Vitra. The lobby is topped by their rooftop bar and sky gym. [ citizenM ] 218 west 50th.
[ soho ]
There’s a faith of (Italian) flagship showrooms offsite in SoHo. The Poltrona Frau Group three showrooms are right next to each other. Cappellini / 152 wooster | Cassina / 151 wooster | Poltrona Frau / 145 wooster. Also Alessi / 130 greene street | Flos / 152 greene
string lights | michael anastassiades | flos
[ javits center ]
We only found one booth of emerging designers in Javits: Christopher Gentner and Felicia Ferrone. We know both very well. This is their first ‘booth’, first collection(s). Christopher earned his reputation by building high quality furniture for designers and architects. He’s now applying this knowledge to his own designs. Felicia is an architect by training and apprenticed under Antonio Citterio. [ gentner ] [ fferone ]
artek usa / booth 1804
brazilian furniture / 1472 & 1572
emeco / 1732
flavor paper / 1032
fritz hansen / 2022
jasper morrison ‘the good life’ / 1644
lasvit / 826
nanimarquina / 1104
samuel heath / 1548
tom dixon / 1318
vitra / 1704
wilsonart / 2248 & 2353
wolf gordon / 1332
[ upper eastside ]
italian futurism, 1909-1944: reconstructing the universe | 1071 5th ave
skyscrapers and tunnels (gratticieli e tunnel) | fortunato depero | 1930
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