Levante by Alessandro Zambelli
From the designer
In Mediterranean culture, “dysfunction” can be seen as the anthropological ability to find a way round, an ad hoc solution to make up for a shortcoming.
Here, the bowls gain a new ‘stability’ from an added support or prop which holds them up. It is an instinctive gesture, not designed as the only or definitive solution.
The choice of the cork – a symbol of wine in Mediterranean culture – evokes memories of the countryside and the habit of using corks to mend everyday objects for re-use.
The Kawa Porcelain series is an ongoing investigation into the process of batch-production that yields one-of-a-kind results. Rather than relying on traditional plaster molds to form identical replicas of a design, Kawa pieces are individually slip-cast in reusable leather molds. This complex process yields one-of-a-kind porcelain objects, textured by the leather molds in which they are cast.
Expanding Boundaries of Design at Ventura Lambrate 2014
Our main aim at Ventura Lambrate is to bring emerging design pioneers to the attention of the professional audience at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. We want visitors to meet the creative frontrunners who are showcasing their innovative ideas, concepts and prototypes. Our aim is to present renowned individual designers, debuting designers, design studios, design academies, newly graduated talents, and small creative labels.
By Margriet Vollenberg and Margo Konings, Founders Organisation in Design
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