Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Fashion Designer Elena Massari is into the "silent movies", and she did translate this feeling into her collection. I have to say that recently I was watching several Hercule Poirot movies myself and the beauty of the costumes was an inspiration for my fall/winter looks. So Elena dresses are perfect for me!
Posted by Anna and Co. at 8:17 AM
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I am really happy to introduce to you my last discovery!
LAESSE is a ceramic atelier based in Oderzo (Treviso), they produce lovely products for the table. I like the simple shapes and the soft colours, they are beautiful objects for the everyday use. The catalogue is under the art direction of designer Stafania Vazzoler. I am really glad to see that italian designers are into small, well crafted and limited series.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 3:11 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Marillina Fortuna is an italian artist. She creates beautiful tridimensional paintings with pieces of junk that she finds along the sea. I love her pieces! Marillina is having right now an exhibition in Milan, " Junk collection Mediterraneo" is open till november 22nd at the Biblioteca Santa Maria Coronata.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 8:06 AM
Monday, November 23, 2009
If you are in Rome you must visit the "Disegno e Design" exhibition.
The visitors can learn how the Italian Design did develop and evolve through drawings and products of the last 60 years. The exhibition is taking place at the Museum dell'Ara Pacis in Rome till January 21st 2010.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 6:51 AM
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Dutch Design Week is full of small galleries, pop up events and even temporary restaurants.
By EatDrinkDesign, a restaurant/gallery space I saw these intriguing shapes, designed by Grondvormen, Sander Boeijink, Nienke Sybrandy and Jeroen Wand.
These new series of candle holder are from designer Sander Lucas
Posted by Anna and Co. at 3:12 AM
Formafantasma is the design studio of Simone Trimarchi and Andrea Farresin.
During the Dutch Design week these Italian designers presented this lovely collection of accessories for the table.
The objects are made by organic materials such as salt, flour, and coffee, basically what you may find in your kitchen. The designers were inspired by the Sicilian tradition to bake forms as celebration items.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 2:48 AM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Design Academy Eindhoven shows the works of the graduated bachelors and masters students of the last school year. It is an interesting exhibition; many are the projects with an "industrial design" and "functionality" flavors, also the sustainability issue is present. Clearly this generation of designers is aware of what is going on around them, it looks to me they are not aiming any longer to the mass-production neither to the collectors market for their products. These young designers are dealing with social, environmental, wellbeing and communication issues.
In the case of the masters students, there is an extremely deep research beyond their concepts, often combined with science and social values.
I am also very proud of the Italian students, here some of their very interesting projects:
Gionata Gatto - project "Cultural Roots" - Man & Humanity Master
Elena Leurini - project MUTOID - Man & Humanity Master
Andrea Trimarchi &Simone Farresin - project Moulding Tradition - IM Master
then between the bachelors students I particularly loved:
Bas van derVeer - project "A drop of Water"
Mathilde Alders - project Pronkkast / Display wardrobe
Eva Gevaert - project KP107F
Jitske Blom - project "Hide & See"
Katharina Ludwig - project "Hosting Parrasite"
Yoeri Treffers - project "Flowerbomb"
Posted by Anna and Co. at 7:00 AM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
A friend told me to visit french artist/designer/stylist Annabelle Adie web, and wauuuu i could not stop to stare at her fantastic installations and super sized objects!
It is a pity I cannot find more info about WHERE her works is exhibited.
If you know more about it please let me know.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 4:56 AM