Garden of Earthly Delights @ Rossana Orlandi, Milan!

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"Tentlamps" Lotty Lindeman

 

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Bronze Sculpture by Nacho Carbonell

 

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"Bamboo Bench" Gal Ben Arav

 

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"Cook Collection" Roberto Moro

 

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"38 Collection" Bocci Lighting

 

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"Hanging On" Hoda Baroudi & Maria  Hibri for Bokja

 

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Color, as it happens, by chance .... in the garden!!!!

 

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Antique lockers that have been in the garden forever!!!
Rossana Orlandi is the "High Priestess" of Design!!!!

Her eponymous store is where it all begins to percolate in Milan  ....
A first stop during Milan's Salone del Mobile,
whether old stand-bys or fresh talent ....
the international design community pays strict attention 
to whatever & whoever she exhibits!!!

And it all starts when you walk into "the garden" .... 
the heart of the exhibition!!!

Milan ..... Design Happens @ Spazio Rossana Orlandi!!!

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Rossana Orlandi, owner of the eponymous design mecca
SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLNDI  & high priestess 
of contemporary design......
always exhibits the best of the best!!!!
 
EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY PIET HEIN EEK

 

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Seating units made from reclaimed pipes.

 

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This collection of individual glass and metal showcases, 
inspired by a vintage version,
create a single curving unit 
when placed under a single piece of glass.

 

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Collection of painted benches made from rough,
 uncut, 

reclaimed planks.

Size depends on the length of the planks.

 

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Prototypes of vessels that were blown collectively
 by three glass blowers ...... 
creating one object.

 

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The original Dutch "Design God's" together........
Marteen Baas & Piet Hein Eyck.

 

BOTANICA, A Project by STUDIO FORMAFANTASMA

 

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These objects are "designed as if the oil-based era, 
in which we are living, never took place."
The designers are "investigating the pre-bakelite period, 
discovering unexpected textures, feelings, 
and the technical possibilities offered by natural polymers 
extracted from plants or animal-derivatives."
 
JAMESPLUMB, "HOME FROM HOME" Project  
Objects for this project were
created during a 2 month residency, 
at Spazio Rossana Orlandi,
at the end of 2010.

 

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Hannah Plumb & James Ruessll work together, 
"with the overlooked and discarded, 
taking time worn antiques & cast offs 
to produce one-off assemblage, 
lumiares, & interiors.

 

NACHO CARBONELL, "HOT KETTLE TRANSFORMATION"

 

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This collection of kettles, created in Milan during the
2011 design week, 
was a collaboration with Mariana Relou. 
For this project "various hot kettles were transformed 
with layers of pigment textures, 
giving a unique, one-off finish to each vessel."
 
Iam delighted to be a dedicated Rossana groupie .....
and I have been for a very long time!!!
 
Rossana's store are a visual feast & inspiration!!!
Known to be an incredible merchant and visionary ...... 
she works with the most innovative contemporary designers 
and influences design everywhere!!!
 
AND ..... she's done it again this year ......
BRAVO, ROSSANA!!!!!!
 

Make Your Own Chair @ Artek!!!!!!!

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IMG_6135.jpgArtek founded in 1935 and based in Finland, is one of the most innovative contributors to modern design. They presented several new pieces in Milan at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi, including "Dress the Chair," a Missoni upholstered version of Armchair 400 by Alvar Aalto (see blog 4/22/10) and a modular shelving unit from Naoto Fukasawa.   

In addition, they exhibited SEDIA 1, designed by Enzo Mari in 1974 as part of the thought-provoking project "Autoprogettazione." Mari was a designer, thinker, and provocateur whose goal was "to mass produce objects without compromising his belief that the outcome should always be beautiful to look at and feel while being functional." He created over 200 objects and this is the first piece that is being produced by Artek. The chair comes in a box containing a  precut set of pine boards, nails, and instructions for it's creation. According to Mari, "Design is always education."