2019, Milan Design Week, Alcova Sassetti, Milano
Ondula is a collection of light and mobile furnishings by Flatwig Studio designed from corrugated metal sheet, an industrial element commonly used for roof coverings. Ondula, presented at Alcova Sassetti on occasion of Milan Design Week 2019, dialogues with a collection of garments of the Slovakian textile designer Kristína Šipulová, Post-Process, created from reused handwoven linen fabrics. The same principles and values give life to Ondula and Post - Process: in both projects the designers reinterpret existing elements to freely transform them into objects, furnishings and sustainable garments. With the aim of adding value to the aesthetic properties of this industrial material Flatwig Studio with a simple gesture curves the metal sheet, that becomes the basis of a series of furnishings which can be customized in various finishes and colours. The corrugated metal sheet, once bent, acquires three-dimensionality and is kept in position by structural metallic elements such as industrial pipes, profiles and slabs that exalt the rhythm and the delicacy of the wavy surface. Both pieces of furniture, the clothes stand and the coffee table, are designed using corrugated metal sheets in vertical position in order to take advantage of their stability properties, and can be dismantled.
/ Photo: Amandine Alessandra
/ Producers: G.N.C. srl
The Surreal Table,
2018, Milan Design Week, Palazzo Durini, Milano
The project revisits amphora, the typical container used in antiquity to preserve and transport wine. For The Surreal Table, Amphora loses its materiality and becomes transparent, revealing the preciousness of the contained wine. It’s a hybrid and ambiguous object in between an amphora and a decanter, which is combined with four different stoppers that accompany the ritual of drinking: the opening of the bottle, the act of pouring, the moment of decanting and the beginning of the social occasion.
/ Photo: Claudia Zalla
/ Styling: Studio Testo
/ Producers: Soffiera Villa, Trezzo sull’Adda (Amphora + glass stopper), The Ceramist, London (terracotta stopper), Callum Partridge, London (copper and stainless steel stoppers).
/ Designers involved in the exhibition: Analogia Project, Eligo, Zaven, Studio Lido, Flatwig Studio.
2017, a collaboration with Tessa Eastman
Lucerne is a collection of ornamental plates that takes its material and formal inspiration from the uncontaminated Sardinian landscapes and from a series of objects which date back to the Bronze Age: small boats originally used to light up domestic and sacred environments. The ritual of “illuminate” is celebrated through Lucerne, organic shaped objects, defined by the dialogue of two different surfaces revealing at the same time precious and ancient meanings
/ Photo: Amandine Alessandra, The Interior Photographer
2016, Workshop with Faye Toogood at Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, FR
Exploration of the notion of softness in shape, material, touch and volume across different disciplines such as fashion, furniture, sculpture and installation. Exhibition of furniture designed and produced during the workshop week.
2014, produced by Vectorealism
Forma is a collection of laser-cut stainless steel rings inspired by the universe and the shapes of galaxies. Forma is the result of an interdisciplinary investigation across the themes of the object and jewelry design, where new craft processes met with digital technologies for the research of a pure aesthetic, as extreme synthesis of the forms. This experimental craftsmanship, its visual and tactile signs, define the human body as a habitat for newly desired preciousness and possession of objects which value is determined by the manufacturing process, and not only by the use of precious materials.
/ Photo: Aya Watanabe
/ Styling: Flatwig Studio
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Erica Agogliati + Francesca Avian
Erica Agogliati + Francesca Avian