TEAROSE PRESENTS IN MILAN FOR THE FIRST TIME JEAN BOGGIO FOR FRANZ:
“Journey in an extraordinary garden”
JB , EXTRAORDINARY CREATOR OF JEWELS AND CERAMICS, A TIMELESS ARTIST EVOKING A DREAMLIKE WORLD IN A JOURNEY THROUGH BAROQUE AND LUXURIANT NATURE.
ARV, ART DIRECTOR FOR TEAROSE, MEETS AND FALLS IN LOVE WITH HIS UNIVERSE, BLENDING ART, NATURE AND SAVOIR-VIVRE.
The coloured glass becomes the leitmotif of a spectacular setting uo which put together the bright blocks of Mendini Collections with the eclectic chandeliers in Murano glass designed by Jean-Marie Massaud and Nigel Coates for AVMazzega.
The Luisa Delle Piane Gallery, in Via Giuseppe Giusti 24, presents CLEAN, a project by 5.5 designers in cooperation with Enkidoo.
Exhibition dates: from April 16th to April 30th 2008
Opening: Thursday, April 17th 2008 starting from 18.00 pm
In 2005, Cyril Delage, Virginie Fournier and Virginie Ecorce founded Enkidoo. Under this brand of furniture and accessories, with the guidance of a designer and by the use of particular techniques, they turn raw chestnut wood into refined objects.
In today’s digital world, analogy becomes a privilege; the improvement of the production processes make mistakes as rare as ever. The preciseness of objects destabilizes humans when compared to the imperfection of the latter.
Despite the great demand, these artisan objects cannot be produced in great series but in small quantities as the production processes are long and elaborate. The chunks of the three-to-four year old chestnut wood are accurately cut and consequently exsiccated, hand-straightened, moulded after a hot steam bath and finally assembled. The laboratory works like an alembic.
In early 2007, the 5.5 designers’ studio becomes acquainted with Enkidoo’s work and contacts the laboratory as its ideas are close to Cyril Delage’s way of thinking and her work. More specifically, in works such as “Réanim” and “Ouvriers – Designers”, mistakes are a quality; in other works, such as “Les Objets Ordinaires”, everyday objects acquire value.
During 2007 the two meet several times in the Limousin region. In these encounters they work in close contact with the materials by touching and experimenting them: this work gives birth to the idea of working with house-hold objects.
The idea is to give poetry to everyday objects people generally buy surely not because they are attracted by them; these objects are industrially made and are available in great quantities at low prices; these objects are easily disposable once they are damaged.
It may happen that during a walk in the woods someone finds a perfectly-long stick that helps the stroll; he may use it for the entire afternoon, then stuff it in the trunk of his car and leave it there for the following three days and then maybe he may place it in his garage; he may simply not want to throw it away.
The idea is to make objects that are exactly like that stick: objects we want to preserve just as they are in order for them to be authentic and naturally a part of their surroundings; these sticks acquire certain functions and consequently become:
A feather-duster: a stick for dusting
A trash can: a stick for picking up trash
A brush: a stick for scrubbing
A broom: a stick for brooming
A little Broom: a stick for collecting rubbish
Galleria Luisa delle Piane
via Giuseppe Giusti, 24
MM 2 Moscova - Bus 94
ALL THE FORCE!
Rossana Orlandi show new talents, new projects and old friends.Piet Hein Eek, Julian Mayor, Front design, Karen Ryan, Christiaan Postma, Massimiliano Adami, Nobody & co, Chris Kabel, Studio Libertiny, Kessel and Granger. Math by Ruth Gurvic, Tarazi design, Jos Kranen & Johannes Gilles.
The Spanish designer Jaime Hayon will present his new collection for Lladrò (name. Fantasy Collection), the hayon Shoes designed for Camper and the book “Works” edited by DGV.
The dutch designer Piet Hein Eek will show a selection of his first ten years of activity, plus the new pieces of his collection.
Spazio Rossana Orlandi
via Matteo Bandello, 14
MM 1 Conciliazione , MM 2 Sant’Ambrogio
CURIOSITY's renowned work will be making its debut at Milano Salone. CURIOSITY will also launch a line of products with Agape, the Italian bath product company, at Milano Salone 2008. The visual creative studio "W0W" will also collaborate with the installation "TOKYO WONDER" - an original vision of Tokyo fantasy and technology.
In addition, a part of the exhibition will be displayed at Anteprima boutique in Milan for a limited time following the Milano Salone.
This year, Boffi will be holding an event in a charming area close to Porta Genova railway station, near Zona Tortona. This 1000m2 space is an old railway depot, characterised by a decadent and unique interior: Magazzini di Porta Genova.
The new kitchen and bathroom collections, together with the wall partition and storage system will be exhibited in this exceptional space. Designers who have contributed to the new collection include Alberto Colonello, Naoto Fukasawa, Maurizio Galante, Peter Jamieson, Piero Lissoni, Studiocharlie, Mario Tessarollo and Norbert Wangen.
Boffi will also be showing additional kitchen and bathroom items in town at the Boffi Solferino showroom, Via Solferino 11. There will also be an installation by haute couture designer, Maurizio Galante in the Solferino showroom during the Design Week.
the ‘la gallinamatta’ s show room is in milan – via fiori oscuri 3 – with a second entrance in piazza san marco.
‘la gallina matta’ will attend by a show in via fiori oscuri 3/piazza san marco the 16th aprile 2008, at 18.00 unil 21.00.
a charles walter’s film, with grace kelly, bing crosby and frank sinatra, 1956, gives the inspiration for this show.
everything happens in a sunday cocktail.
furnishing, fabrics, shapes live in a intimate and elegant ambience…. the preparation of a party.
it borns like in a interior; the guests, the journalists and the loops will enter in an elegant chromatic atmospher full of shapes and some people who give life to the ambience. a poker player with girls and guys that are chatting near the chimney, a glass of whisky with selz.
it is in this way, in the opposite of general trand moves oval design; a air of party gets lively by a called from the past and it carrys some new ideas in the present.
the simplicity of expression, the round shapes inspirated to the perfection (of the egg), objects that are in syntony with the furnishin by the warm of the fabrics as cachemire and velvet.
the show room will be cange , the windows will be darkened, it will born new horizons, between glasses and gardens.
oneness of pieces to guarantee the originality of the collection.
it is this the way of oval design identification by la gallina matta .
in the window out it will play a granah’s work,… fram the mrs. claudia granato petruzzi’s private collection, that convey a parallel between the work and the concept that is the base of oval design philosophy.
La Gallina Matta Showroom
via Fiori Oscuri, 3 20121
Since 2000 Luisa delle Piane has been asking matali crasset to devise an exhibtion to take place during
the Milan Furniture Fair.
For this eighth exhibition Luisa delle Piane has had the wish to present "A Still Life to Live In", a project
that was born from matali crasset's and Peter Halley's collaboration when their work was shown at the
Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in the Autumn 2007. It was as if there were some kind of conversation
between matali crasset's elements of furniture and Peter Halley's wall drawing.
matali crasset's collaborations with artists are manifold: from the fab. Project for which she asked
plasticians, architects or designers such as Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger or even Jakob & Mac
Farlane or Denis Santachiara to design glass and wax objects; from her work with Petra Mrzyk and
Jean-François Moriceau, artists who reinterpreted her own objects through their drawings,… matali
has meant this exhibition as a space where all can meet, all can share and all can plan.
The way the "Nature morte à habiter" exhibition has gathered four pieces of furniture refers to a
conversation room: a meridienne as a symbol of the Enlightenment and courtly salons; two armchairs
and a lamp. A sort of geometrized nature with its squares and rectangles has determined the shape of
those four elements.
Along with this set a series of digital drawings will be presented; they will complete this same idea of
what is vegetal merging together with what flows.
Alexandra Midal, who has been observeing and following matali crasset's work for many years gives us
here her reflections upon this project.
"Back in the sixties, in a paper called "the an-house", Reyner Banham, an English critic, wondered:
"when your house contains such a complex of piping, flues, ducts, wires, lights, inlets, outlets, ovens,
sinks, refuse disposers, hi-fi reverberators, antennae, conduits, freezers, heaters - when it contains so
many services that the hardware could stand up by itself without any assistance from the house, why
have a house to hold it up ? " With the rise of immateriality due to the internet, wifi, waves, RSS, and so
and so forth, should not we be entitled to wonder whether the invisible yet palpable structure of
today's house, riddled as it is with waves, would not be the equivalent to Banham's all piping description?
Would not it be right to say that the provocative issue raised by Banham is true and that designers
and architects should be relegated to idleness?
Without going so far as to defend such conclusions, let us turn our attention to matali crasset's
"A still Life To Live in", which exists thanks to Peter Halley who has invited her to collaborate with him
on an exhibition. Rather than focusing on the strain which might link art to design, Halley and crasset
expand this dual conversation in which each piece and each element defends its own independence
and autonomy. The shape it takes with crasset is that of geometric wooden volumes which would
have been hollowed out, with their outer part the colour of wood and their inner part characterized by
a hint of pop-like shade. A fireside place made up of a Tree (as an illuminated totem), some armchairs
and a meridienne. As a fan of Banham, the range of shapes is not without reminding me of the shapes
that are depicted on the cover of one of his famous books "The Architecture of the Well-Tempered
Environment", which aimed at a rereading of the history of architecture from the point of view of
services and the environment. While Banham mentions engineered structures, ventilation shafts or
other technologies of the circulation of energy flux, crasset's sloping geometries conjure up boughs,
trunks, and trees. The noun "nature" in the French title of the exhibition (A Still Life in French is "une
nature morte", i.e. "dead nature") not only alludes to the complex notion of nature, but also both to the
rough aspect of the boxing which seems quite different from the world of technobese design, and to
the simplicity of the shape. It is as much nature which ends up being lived in as what reveals itself as
being vital housing, like Laugier's hut - an example we need not go back over – just as a carpet of
greenery, a blanket of leaves, or the trunk of a protective and welcoming tree would do. A similar
conception of housing, in which Banham and crasset, sometimes unwillingly, give up a model which
would make the evironment completely controlled but rather consider housing as something beside
a network of confluence, "conflux" and exchanges, such a conception emerges from those two apparently
opposed notions, one technophilic and the other technosceptical.
Alexandra Midal is a writer and an exhibition organizer
Galleria Luisa delle Piane
via Montebello, 14
MM 2 Moscova - Bus 94
Romolo Stanco’s perception is always different, and new. He gets rid of the interpretative tunnel where contemporary absolutism has lead architecture and design. However, he doesn’t simply look for forms he can quote, or cold, indistinct archetypes coming from the past, but rather formal signs selected according to their absolute meaning – free from any symbolic, cultural, or temporal value.
April 16 2008 -> April 21 2008
from 10am to 7.30pm
The traditional light bulb’s shape becomes a cutting-edge object of design. Starting from the bulb’s classic shape, the designer created a range of decorative, eco-friendly and even water-resistant lamps to decorate any kind of room, from sitting-room to bathroom.
The “ecoBulbs”, recycled light bulbs with an internal led lasting 15 years, thus offer an optimal solution to the problem of energetic saving. This is an object of design that is compatible with the safeguard of the environment.
The “Eco Bulb”, through experimental production processes, not only reduces consumption in light bulbs, increasing their life-span, but also improves their disposal.
The ability to blend care for the environment and strong aesthetic experimenting brings benefit to the domestic environment as a whole and in particular to the bathroom, making it a magic place where the bath tub gleams and shines thanks to the submerged bulbs, and the taps become original lighting points.
via della Spiga, 30
MM I San Babila
A stream of consciousness where past, present and future follow in a continuous thread, and where prototypes, studies, industrial products and limited editions are freely mixed, to show that every project has always been handled with the same passion and devotion, the same maniacal attention to detail that makes the rigorous and neat style of the company identifiable at first glance.
Renowned projects, such as the Cubovo trolley made of wood and glass designed by Bruno Munari, from 1962, reworked for this occasion, alongside the more representative contemporary products, to the pieces from the Material House collection. A niche offer, furnishings items numbered and made patiently by hand, one by one, placing Porro one step ahead of the other companies, thanks to their capacity to offer something more to the more attentive and sensitive consumers: a hand crafted object, studio designed, precious on account of its uniqueness.
Projects: Bruno Munari, Piero Lissoni, Christophe Pillet.
via Durini, 15 20121
MM 1 San Babila
This year the exhibition will take place in the evocative industrial spaces of the ExAnsaldo, a location which underlines the creativity of the students designs within a specially design exhibition setting.
The protagonists of the event are the designers and their products, as selected by the various schools. A shop wondow where universities, academies and young professionals can show their works and exchange ideas with each other and meet face to face with industry leaders.
As in the previous edition the countries on show include Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Germany, Korea, China, Japan Switzerland and Taiwan, and for the first time, delegations from the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand and the Hong Kong Design Center. That's Design! is an event which involves the whole world-literally.
April 16 2008 -> April 21 2008
from 10.30am to 10.30pm
1 Partnership Project : Creation and skilled trades / Philippe Nigro & Les Compagnons du Devoir journeymen (divan).
French manufactured products : 24 'Labels VIA': François Azambourg for François Azambourg Studio, François Azambourg for LigneRoset, Jean-François Bellemère for Compagnie, Fabrice Berrux for 10 HEURES 10, Valérie Boy for SCE, François Champsaur for HC 28 Groupe Hugues Chevalier, Christophe Delcourt for Tujague, Stéphane Ducatteau for Stéphane Ducatteau, Ariane Epstein and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange @ Eurosit, Nils Frederking @ Ligne Roset, Antoine Fritsch and Julien Mélique for Atelier Sedap, Jérôme Gauthier for Belloubet, Alban-Sébastien Gilles for Macé, Mathieu Jacobs for Diva, Arik Levy for Baccarat, Pierre Léon Luneau for Ligne Roset, Pascal Mourgue for Ligne Roset, Noé Noviant for Ligne Roset, Jean-Michel Policar for Pérène, Jean-Luc Roux for Hardy Roux Développement, Savinel & Rozé for Baccarat, Philippe Soffiotti for Macé, Marie-Aurore Stiker Metral for Ligne Roset
Tribute to Pierre Paulin: Celebrating his 80th birthday, VIA also pays tribute to the French designer Pierre Paulin who received the '2008 Meuble Paris Designer' award.