The designs may seem playful, but they are instead the result of an astute artistic eye, from the Match Box LORD Cupboard and Happy Vase by Diederik Schneemann to the Gym Ball, an unexpected seat by Mario Pagliaro, and Piscitelli’s Home/Body lamp.
The essential style that is a signature of Davide Groppi flows through the grace of his Meridiana and Sampei, and Nendo for the Flos Sawaru. Jacopo Foggini showcases his scenic lighting in Shake in shades of blue, Mandalaki Studio brings the incredible success of Halo, Alvaro Catalan de Ocon’s power of the weave, and Vezzini&Chen model the light elegance of glass.
And then there are the vases. Ceramics by Colombian Martha Pachon Rodriguez, glass and metal from New Yorker Darcy Mirò, terracotta by Turkey’s Mesut Ozturk, crystal glaze from Czech artist Milan Pekar, silicone by the Italian Alessandro Ciffo, and blown glass by Germany’s Alexa Lixfeld.
There is art with substance, from Fucina di Efesto, the poetry of Tonino Negri, the opulence of Manuela Crotti, the light-heartedness of G + G, the virtuosity of Anotherview, and the ethereal lightness of the sculpted net by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini.
The walls are adorned with paintings from the ’90s by Roger Selden, textiles by Henzel Studio and Damiano Spelta, and faces in molded iron by Antonino Sciortino.
Rossana Orlandi closes her design composition with wood by Brodie Neill, Piet Hein Eek, and the 2011 gold compass Francisco Gomez Paz; the extraordinary Hortensia, one of only twenty-five copies by the Argentine Andrés Reisinger, a cabinet composed of lapis lazuli by Australian Christopher Boots, as well as works from the iconic Antonio Marras, Dirk Van der Kooij and Oskar Zieta.