Ztista Indoor Console, designed by Victoria Yakusha, is a plastic silhouette and slightly primitive form of ZTISTA furniture line for the indoor console. The support and upcycled steel frame are in a blend of cellulose, clay, flax fiber, wood chips, and biopolymer cover. The console's design is a cultural inspiration bridging links between a sustainable approach to contemporary living and the spiritual relations of ancestors with nature. ZTISTA is a Ukrainian word for made of dough.
The Village is inspired by Gabriele Salvatori’s wish to explore the concept of home within the context of today’s global society and reinterpret it through the medium of design, whilst addressing fundamental themes of contemporary living. To recreate the rich and diverse structure of a typical village, we invited a select group of designers from around the world to share their idea of home, each bringing their own inimitable combination of outlooking, culture and background. The result is a fascinating and wonderfully eclectic collection of miniature houses, that, like the global village we inhabit, reflect an extraordinary array of styles and approaches. What links them, however, is the use of natural stone, that enduring and beloved material that has been used since time memorial to construct buildings, art and monuments that provide refuge and inspiration for mankind. From the very first rudimentary dwellings of cavemen and women, it has protected and enveloped us, the very same characteristics we still look for today when we choose our home, our haven. Designers such as Rodolfo Dordoni, Kengo Kuma, Elisa Ossino, John Pawson, Patricia Urquiola, Vincent Van Duysen and Yabu Pushelberg accepted our challenge, each contributing their precious and unique interpretation of the concept of home, expressed in a miniature piece of very special and absolutely original architecture. The Village is a natural continuation of Salvatori’s commitment to reinventing the concept of home décor by developing pieces that express “home” as a holistic experience that touches all our senses and nurtures our soul.
Gravity Zodiac, designed by Salvatori Design Center, is a homage to the extraordinary capacity of natural stone to transmit an energy that changes with every person with whom it comes into contact. We set about harnessing that in a meaningful way that would resonate with whoever held it in their hands. The result is the Gravity Zodiac collection of twelve spheres, each associated with a sign of the zodiac, its ruling planet, and a stone and, consequently, a particular energy. To accentuate the association with the planets, each sphere was designed to rotate on a bronze base in a recreation of the motion of heavenly bodies. The idea behind the collection is to create a realignment with the energy of the ruling planet by revisiting the different celestial spheres through the characteristics of each star and its corresponding zodiac sign. Collection available in following: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Capostipite is a modular wall shelving unit which in itself makes a stunning wall art piece. The horizontal stacking of the brass tubes exudes the character of intelligence and insightfulness--some of the traits of capostipite. Its modularity makes it adaptable to any environment albeit not losing identity. Modular display system, structure in matte black painted metal and oxidised brass tubes. Removable shelves in smokey tempered glass.
Abatjour is a floor/ceiling lamp with a weight-bearing structure in black painted metal and a 360 rotating arm in green semi-gloss metal with details in polished oxidized brass. The lampshade in polished oxidized brass comes with tiered silk perimetral fringe acting as diffuser. This lamp from Dimoremilano adheres to this mandate and further expands the conversation to its identity whether is a floor or a wall or a ceiling lamp. Regardless, Abatjour stands out for its presence, its function and aesthetics. Thus, creating a new and interesting focal discussion.
Dirk Van Der Kooij
Menhir bench designed by Kooij is unwieldy; different slabs of pressed prototypes and production waste are slowly cut and carved into the contours of the Menhir Bench. Menhir bench is composed of solid, 4cm thick menhirs, and the bench is suited to many lifetimes of use. Finished without lacquer or oil, it can be re-polished endlessly.
EWE Studio in collaboration with Nouvel Limited produced a special golden edition of Magma lighting fixtures for Design. The process began with creating molds varying in size and scale, hand carved in volcanic stone by local stonemasons. The volcanic stone was chosen for the molds as it is not affected by the heat of the blown glass, due to its origin. Being an artisanal process, the shape, thickness and tonality differs, as a result giving unique characteristics to each one of the Magma ‘bubbles’. The ethereal golden light is generated through acid finish that was applied on the amber glass surface, together with the hand hammered brass surface contained within the bubbles. Amber blown glass with acid finish, steel, hammered brass, LED lights
EWE Studio in collaboration with Nouvel Limited produced a special golden edition of Magma lighting fixtures for Design. The process began with creating molds varying in size and scale, hand carved in volcanic stone by local stonemasons. The volcanic stone was chosen for the molds as it is not affected by the heat of the blown glass, due to its origin. Being an artisanal process, the shape, thickness and tonality differs, as a result giving unique characteristics to each one of the Magma ‘bubbles’. The ethereal golden light is generated through acid finish that was applied on the amber glass surface, together with the hand hammered brass surface contained within the bubbles.
Agglomerati presents at ALCOVA 2021, MASS its first collection of functional art-objects made exclusively in stone, designed together with Australian furniture maker Fred Ganim. Upon its extraction from the earth, marble is cut into large cubic volumes. MASS explores the reduction of these volumes, subverting the material’s inherent behaviors. Grounded by its weight, the sheer mass of the material uses gravity as a structural force, cantilevering a system of moveable shelves so that they appear to float parallel to the ground. Each modular piece slots together, serving as lecterns, shelves or tables, and can be assembled in any number of variations.