Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Milan: Furniture Fair - Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Milan: Furniture Fair  - Spazio Rossana Orlandi. A trip to talent scout Rossana Orlandi’s is always a favorite stop.  There her famous star international designers, plus great new discoveries, converge in and around the famous courtyard.  The exhibition never deludes and is always refreshing, stimulating and good.

Rossana Orlandi – Nacho Carbonell for Officine Panerai. Officine Panerai, the Florentine watchmaking maison is partner of the European presentation of Panta Rei, the latest work of art by Spanish artist Nacho Carbonell. With this work, Nacho Carbonell wishes to present his personal reading of time, an abstract concept par excellence which, in his hands, becomes tangible and creates astonishment. Time manifests itself and keeps evolving, breaking off from standard measurements to take on a different meaning. Before our eyes, the process embodied by Panta Rei is a metaphor and a functional object at the same time, as an unparalleled abstract calendar.
 Above. Nacho Carbonell Soap Clock

Nacho Carbonell with his machine, From Dust to Dust for Officina Panerai

Rossana Orlandi – Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola - Astier de Villatte. Temporarily leaving her small village in the Swiss Alps, Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola installed herself in Astier de Villatte’s Parisian workshop. The Grand Chalet collection was born, inspired by geometric patterns of the eponymous chalet. Twenty-five ceramic works, which include the Smoking Cat, incense burner, above, as well as, a painter’s palette cheeseboard and paintbrush knife.

Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola

Rossana Orlandi – Bokja. Good Things Collection by Bokja comprises of an array of furniture pieces and accessories influenced by time spent in Beirut’s rundown, cramped zoo. They have imagined a better world where animals are free to roam through the wilderness. Founders Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri explain the thinking behind the collection, “Good Things Collection has become part of our survival kit.  We live in a country immersed in conflict and this year has been difficult like no other.  We are taking time to capture fleeting moments, fast laughs and slow Jazz.  This year Bokja just wants to bring in the happy.”

Rossana Orlandi - Piet Hein EekSteel Old Window Display Cabinet

Rossana Orlandi – Scholten and Baijings. Scholten and Baijings presented a limited edition of marble tables, called Solid Patterns, produced in collaboration with Henraux  for Galleria Rossana Orlandi.

Stefan Scholten

Rossana Orlandi – Thomas Eyck. Thomas Eyck commissioned Studio Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters to develop a collection in
porcelain. They designed a series of tableware entitled “Withering Tableware”. This eight-piece hand painted floral dining set is produced by the renown Royal Tichelaar Makkum (est. 1572).

Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters

Rossana Orlandi – Mabeo Furniture. Wooden furniture produced in Africa, Sefefo table and stools designed by Patricia Urquiola for Mabeo.

  Mabeo’s entrepreneur, Peter Mabeo with Nika clothes hooks designed by Garth Roberts.

Rossana Orlandi – Marimekko. The Finnish deisgn company, Marimekko celebrated the 50th anniversary of its most iconic print, Unikko, the poppy. Designer Sami Ruotsalainen and print design director Minna Kemell-Kutvonen, blend in with the colorful Marimekko prints.

Rossana Orlandi – BCXSY.  The Stamppot collection designed by BCXSY, consists of a series of ceramic objects that contain a relationship to tableware. The project was initiated by Kazerne Lab, in collaboration with Twinkelbel, a day care center and ceramic workshop. While referencing typical Dutch vegetables, the forms remain amorphous; they are designed to be interpreted.

BCXSY’s Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto

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