by Carnevale Studio (i.e. American designer Jessica Carnevale) is a collection of chairs inspired by the puffy jacket.
Neon silks, satins and synthetics were filled with enough down and foam to make the pieces look and feel somehow inflated.
They are almost entirely upholstered, absorbed and enveloped. Only the dining chair’s structure is still just visible, and the fabric appears to be still expanding.
The kind organizers of Ventura Projects which organized Ventura Lambrate in Milan have send me some material relating to chairs exhibited in Milan 2012.
The Happy Misfits Chairs by Dutch designer Rutger de Regt of Handmade Industrials, notably having his studio here in The Hague from where I Blog, were part of the exhibition at Ventura Lambrate’s 2012 edition.
Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada of Sapore dei Mobili created a “furniture pan” for tiny cakes shaped like interior objects in an attempt to “give new meaning to the notion of ‘good taste’ in furniture”. It’s said to be a comment on “how consumers are unable to digest the huge amount of new products that companies are launching each year.”
Personally, I love the idea behind it more than the presentation of the product itself. But maybe once they find a manufacturer and work out the final details it’d all look more bite-worthy.
Vienna, Austria, based design studio Dejane Kabiljo presented the Occupy Chair in Milan last week. Life influences designers and Kabiljo stated:
Like it or not, Occupy has a strong impact worldwide. The movement has been chosen Time Magazine person of the year. Occupy defines issues of our time, questioning our aesthetic and political demands on design. […]
We still do a lot of sitting. In order to achieve the goals we are striving for, we need to do quite some sitting together.
In Milan the Salone 2012 starts today. I had plans to visit the Salone, but have postponed them until next year. Just too busy with other stuff.
Maarten Baas will show these new pieces of his Plain Clay furniture collection in Ventura Lambrata. Photo’s Frank Tieleman.
The series is now named Plain Clay as the production process has changed after Maarten has made several pieces for the Groninger Museum (The museum for modern art in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands). They are now better withstanding public (ab)use.