In the archetypical shape of a dome appears a Roman decoration pattern that is historically connected with the Medusa mythological figure: radial mosaics frame the epic face of the marine goddesses’ daughter.
The pattern is developed over different layers hiding a LED lamp and reflecting the light through a delicate scheme of transparencies and colours.
The production process, which combines contemporary technologies and artisanal techniques, represents the relationship between past and present.
Crtistalflex®, Metal, LED 55W
H 40 D 75 (cm)
Crtistalflex®, Metal, LED 35W
H 30 D 55 (cm)
A leather table collection, characterised by irregular shapes, is inspired by ancient Roman streets. The smooth contours and natural colors evoke the stones of paved roads, shaped by the use in distant times.
The elegant modular system allows to combine the elements in various ways creating always different spaces.
Leather, galvanised metal
H 45 L 97 W 117 (cm)
Leather, galvanised metal
H 45 L 67 W 87 (cm)
An object’s beauty and ability to quietly create a suggestive atmosphere without becoming invasive are elements, that together, stimulate creativity and favour inspiration.
The Slamp and Montblanc ‘overlay’ writing lamp’s highlight is the playful and very sensual design of the main light component. Hidden beneath the brass connection and the brushed copperflex® shade, its illumination acts upon the interaction between the innovative magnetic rest and any Montblanc writing instrument. When removed, the lamp automatically turns on and then turns off again when the pen has been placed back.
Brass, Lentiflex®, electronics
H 43 L 17 W 52 (cm)
Fratelli Boffi, 2017
Furniture pieces with unexpected circular shapes are covered with faux fur, becoming precious and surprising objects. The provocative and playful use of the materials subtly recalls the design experimentations from the 60s.
Leather, faux fur, wood
H 45 L 90 W 90 (cm)
Leather, faux fur/cavallino, wood
H 90 L 50 W 50 (cm)
Looking-Glass is part of the project Doppia Firma, sponsored by yoox.com. A mirror, with a traditional oval shape, suddenly reflects the ghost of a room coming from the past. The transformation of the surface, from a glass mirror to a precious fabric, unveils the presence of an ancient wallpaper features.
Inspired to the William Morris’s drawing ‘Bird and Anemone’, the original decoration dates back to the end of ‘800 and is a rich pattern composed by leaves, anemones flowers and twitting little birds. The elaborated design is skilfully embroidered by master Pino Grasso using sparkling threads, glass and crystal beads on a silvery silk. They all present the same colour tone of the reflective surface, as if the mirror were dissolving into little pieces to tell a story.
The opulence and elegance of a Venetian interior is the background feeling of the new stand Fratelli Boffi for the Salone 2016. The classical and traditional elements are deformed and shaped into a modern interior that surprises public for its unexpected details: the boiserie emerges from the surface of the wall and the decoration is spread on the wall covering.
The furniture pieces commissioned by Fratelli Boffi for the Rebus Collection include a volumetric console that recalls the Pantheon decoration, with a rich brass and wood mosaic.
With ironical sophistication, Greeky offers a modern interpretation of ancient Greek pottery that by tradition narrates the epic gestures of gods and heroes. Decorations are harmoniously converted into patterns that wrap around items, enhancing their curved and harmonious shapes.
The collection includes three elements referring to classical shapes, such as amphorae and large plates.
Ordini is a playful and surprising interpretation of classical architectural orders. The workmanship of the vases recalls the moldings of Vitruvian orders in which decorative architectural features become an ornamental element that plays with the cylindrical volume of the vase. The collection includes a broad vase, a narrow vase, and a table center cup. They feature different decorations with a white and grey chiaroscuro motif or with solid colors enhanced by the touch of bronze color moldings.
The table is made in shaped, bent and engraved brass. The precious embroiderers worked on the traditional wooden frameworks with the sophisticated technique of the crochet (a needle with a hook at the end, diffused in the 19th century by the embroiderers of the French city of Lunéville); they applied the elements by working both on the recto, with needles of different sizes corresponding to the specific materials, and the verso, using the crochet.
Brass, embroidery with different materials (silk, glass, cotton, velvet…)
Luminarie is a decoration that underscores the classical shape of the Driade porcelain collection The White Snow.
The luminarie accompany traditional celebrations and festivities, especially in southern Italy. Fascinated by the sparkling vibrant designs of the luminarie, we created a festive decoration that recall their colorful undefined contours and pays colorful homage to this peculiar and lively aspect of Italian folk culture.
Each item presents a different design, a fragment of a brightly colored lamp. Hence, teacups, coffee cups, sake glasses, dessert plates, dinner plates and side dishes create a joyful and colorful landscape.
Giving up certain foods is a practice that takes place among people distant in both geographical origin and culture. The goal of this project is to bring together different religions, a feat which is very delicate nowadays.
Each religion has its own feast days, each organised according to their own calendar.
Given the topic’s complexity, Fasting Religions does not aspire to achieve scientific validity, nevertheless wishes to convey the strong symbolic unity between different cultures.
ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
21 artists tackle the delicate and complex fasting issue.
A truly provocative theme for the year that EXPO 2015 will devote to food and sustainability and above all, an opportunity for unprecedented reflection trough the eyes of a selection of designers.
On an empty stomach does not only allude to luck of food it is actually a metaphor for emptiness. It refers to any kind of absence and fasting, to detraction, change, regeneration.
It is a call for challenging limits, for freeing yourself from the superfluous, and for pursuing the essence and the essential of all things. In the days of food, news and virtual connection bulimia. In the days of overfed and starving people and of those that can chose to have an empty stomach.
Print on paper
H 70 L 50 (cm)
A leather coffee table with a metallic core characterised by retro features. Inspired by the 50s and 60s furniture, (Re)covered updates the heavy thickness of that time into a slim leather layer and turns the table into a nostalgic and precious object. The vintage laminate’s colours, vivid and fun, dye the leather that has haute couture finishes.
The table is a fairy object with asymmetrical features that recalls childhood gadgets. The irregular surface seems to have a smooth consistency on which signs of a supper have been left. Depending on the light pointed on it, familiar shapes appear on the table suggesting a story happened around it.
The table has been created in collaboration with CREA cemento.