Sunday, April 23, 2017

Milano #MDW2107– Galleria Manzoni - Multiplex – Tom Dixon – Ikea

 

Milano #MDW – Galleria Manzoni - Multiplex – Tom Dixon – Ikea


What happens if you Mix Tom Dixon and 75 design students and Ikea?

Tom Dixon’s ambitious Multiplex was located in the Galleria Manzoni, a classic shopping arcade with a multitude of boutiques, some were re-created for the event by Tom to highlight and host his products, some curated or collaborated with his friends. Whilst, against the backdrop of 50’s Italian glamour, Tom told stories and showed his products under the title of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, in the enormous 840-seat cinema theater;  the venue for a combination of culture, entertainment and commerce events - the very essence of Milan Design Week.
 


Cut Lights
In the year of Euroluce, Tom Dixon celebrated luminosity with a series of pendants, another leap forward in his deep investigation of futuristic optics. The new collections included: Cut a faceted light with a space-age mirror finish when off and an endless repeated reflection when switched on.



Teatro Manzoni lounge
The Teatro Manzoni lounge was furnished with Tom’s Wingback chairs and Delaktig sofas designed for Ikea.

 
On Stage – Press Conference
Tom introduces the Delaktig Bed/Sofa, in collaboration with Ikea, a living platform designed as an open source aluminum frame. Everyone is able to create, add-ons and modifications from pillows and covers to lamps and side tables to make the Bed/Sofa more personal. Throughout the week, Ikea ran a Film Festival in the cinema; exclusive movies about creativity and radical design were shown.


Swedish designer Marcus Engman  - head of design for Ikea  

 

Delaktig Bed/Sofa
Throughout the design process, Tom and Ikea had also been working with 75 students from the Royal College of Art in London and Parsons School of Design in New York and Tokyo to invent new ways to modify the bed. 


The Galleria Manzoni
Each shop in the Galleria Manzoni, was a showcase for Tom Dixon’s products as well as five more shops operated by; leading home sound system Sonos, Iota (a social project striving to design beautiful handmade objects for the interior while creating jobs for otherwise unemployed people worldwide), furniture maker Mabeo, luxury surface brand Compac (in collaboration with acclaimed artist and designer Arik Levy) and Ikea.

 


Tom Dixon

The Veterans Bird Chaise – Top Mega Pendant System 


Tom Dixon

The Veterans S Chairs
Born in Tom’s 80s London workshop the S Chair is the prequel to its sibling still produced in Italy by legendary furniture company Cappellini, it is re-engineered to take account of the latest developments in manufacturing technology.

 

Tom Dixon – Office
In the Office, the Workspace collections including Slab desks, Boom lights and Y Chairs.

 
The Hack Bar
 Arabeschi di Latte’s food designer and architect Francesca Sarti, created in the lounge of the Teatro Manzoni, The Hack Bar: a cafe together with Bibendum Food Experience, which served cinema and bar classics with a twist.

 
The Corn Kiosk
A hack of the classic popcorn kiosk, turning popcorn into real dishes. Piles of corn are ready to be spiced up with fresh and dried condiments, from bacon to sage, from dried tomatoes to charcoal. 


A Rubber Shop - Tomoto

Curated by tire giant Pirelli and Italian motorcycle manufacturer Moto Guzzi showcasing for the first time a Tom Dixon x Moto Guzzi - Tomoto bike and limited-edition tires designed by Tom Dixon.
   
Wallpaper’s Tony Chambers

 

The Rubber Shop
Handmade natural chewing gum performances created by Arabeschi di Latte with London based Mexican designer Fernando Laposse.
   
Compac – Kryptonite Installation  - Arik Levy


The Perfumery Shop - la Rinascente
 

 
Mabeo - Table by Ines Bressand


The Teatro Manzoni Terrace

Tom Dixon - Screw Stool
 


 
 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Venice - Le Stanze del Vetro - Ettore Sottsass: The Glass Exhibition



“I’ve tried to get away from the everyday object and sought to make Glass works with a capital G. Of course, that’s a dangerous approach, because I don’t want to be an artist, or a sculptor, but in the end the objects I produce look like glass sculptures, and yet they aren’t: they’re a mix that’s hard to fathom.”
Ettore Sottsass

Venice - Le Stanze del Vetro
Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
Just arriving on the Isola di San Giorgio and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is a magical experience, especially on a beautiful day crossing the Bacino di San Marco and then walking by the yachts moored on the fondamenta and arriving at the Stanze del Vetro to see the wonderful exhibition Ettore Sottsass: The Glass, until July 30, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, is just heavenly. The exhibition, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian architect, celebrates his glass and crystal production with more than 200 works on display.


“Sottsass’s glass pieces are complex organisms, designed as if they were characters’. The artist-architect breaks through the technical boundaries of the objects using materials such as glass, plastic and polycarbonates and brings them to life. They are beings made of many elements that create a lively yet imaginary world.”
Luca Massimo Barbero – curator

David Landau and Luca Massimo Barbero

 

Le Stanze del Vetro
Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
The brilliant architect and designer Ettore Sottsass “made glass” from 1947 until the end of his career. This volume documents the entire period of his glass oeuvre, from the series he designed in the 1970s for Vistosi to the Memphis collections of the 1980s, the symbolic forms of the 1990s, the stunning constructions for the Millennium House in Qatar, and the famous Kachinas.

Marie-Rose Kahane


 
Marino Barovier, Roberta Camerino and Pasquale Gagliardi


 

Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
1999-2006
Barbara Radice

 
Alberto Bianchi Albrici and Aldo Cibic 


Martine Bedin

 
Santi Caleca and Aurora Di Girolamo


Riccardo Quarti, Grazia Montesi and Jean Blanchaert

 

Elisabetta Zevi and Franco Raggi


  Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
2004-2006

 
Laura de Santillana and Matz Soren

 
Emanuela Bassetti and Rosa Barovier Mentasti


Daria Caccia Dominioni


Luisa Loro Piane, Luca Massimo Barbero, Elisabeth Swig, Robert Stilin and Sebastian Sanchez


Massimo Micheluzzi and Ketty Alvera






Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
2000
Drawings for the glass pieces for Sheikh Saud-al-Thani


Donata Grimani, Beatrice Rosenberg, Alessandra Zoppi, Pierre Rosenberg and Alessandro Zoppi 


 Paris and Germano Celant

 





Alma Zevi and David Hrankovic


Luca Bombassei
 

 
Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
Kachina Notebook
2004 

Massimo Giacon 


Rodolfo Dordoni and Alessandro Palwer
 

Giorgio Vigna, Sabrina Damassa, Paola Marini and Roberto Gasperotto


Jos and Joe Tilson

 


Ettore Sottsass: The Glass
1997-1998

   


Pier Luigi Pizzi


 

  Chiara Beria di Argentina, Gisella Simeone, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo



Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, Luca Massimo Barbero, Elisabeth Swig and Giangaleazzo Visconti di Modrone

 

Piergiorgio Coin and Caterina Tognon

 
Ettore Sottsass: The Glass

 
Fabio Zonta and Jean Blanchaert


 
Tristano di Robilant


Cristina Beltrami, Giordana Naccari and Angelo Gandolfi
 

 
Ettore Sottsass: The Glass


Nori Vaccari Starck
 

Alessandra and Andrea di Robilant




Roberto De Feo


France Thierard and Tristian d’Avezac





Franca Coin





Francesca Marzotto Caotorta and Jane da Mosto


Isola di San Giorgio – Monumental Complex
Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Palladian courtyard of the ex Benedictine Monastery
Lunch was served al fresco in one of the two Palladian courtyards
 



Nina Baier-Bischofberger, Valentina Nasi Marini Clarelli, Toto Bergamo Rossi, Marie-Rose Kahane


Marco Arosio and Fulvio Ferrari
 




Charles Zana, Barbara Radice and Giulia Cervo
 
 

Lorcan O’Neill, Domitilla Getty and Luca Cipelletti

 
Daniela Ferretti, Adele Re Rebaudengo, Paola Marini and Alma Chiarelli



 
 






 


 


 
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