MILAN DESIGN WEEK

MILAN DESIGN WEEK

TEST TUBE
VIA SANTA MARTA 21,
INTERNAL COURTYARD
MILAN, ITALY
(MAP)

17-22 APRIL 2018
10.00-19:30

OPENING EVENT
18 APRIL 2018
18.00-23.00
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For Milan Design Week, SEE••DS has collaborated with 6 designers to create a series of tube-shaped objects.  Taking the experimentation beyond the simplicity of the shape and encompassing an array of investigative fields, here the tube becomes a support, an excuse for testing, a laborartory where fresh interpretations and experimentations are being explored around this basic yet fundamental element of our civiliization in accelerated mutations and through a varied range of scales, materials and meanings.

MILAN DESIGN WEEK

TEST TUBE

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SEE••DS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT
NEW WORKS BY:


BCXSY
GUGLIELMO POLETTI
JOCHEN HOLZ
MARTINO GAMPER
PIETRO RUSSO
TIAGO ALMEIDA

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BCXSY

TEST TUBES (CONSOLE)

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Through an experimental journey of form and function BCXSY has been exploring new possibilities of using brass tubes to create three dimensional practical objects. A screen, a console and a vase, with a brushed matte surface, are the rst members of a family, conceived through the simple actions of cutting, bending and ordering, providing a new perspective to this well-known construction material and resulting in an innovative typography. Carefully handcrafted in Italy, the pieces introduce a striking aesthetic combining the pure and luxurious appeal of the material with humorous elements of surprise.

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BCXSY

TEST TUBES (SCREEN)

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Through an experimental journey of form and function BCXSY has been exploring new possibilities of using brass tubes to create three dimensional practical objects. A screen, a console and a vase, with a brushed matte surface, are the rst members of a family, conceived through the simple actions of cutting, bending and ordering, providing a new perspective to this well-known construction material and resulting in an innovative typography. Carefully handcrafted in Italy, the pieces introduce a striking aesthetic combining the pure and luxurious appeal of the material with humorous elements of surprise.

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BCXSY

TEST TUBES (VASE)

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Through an experimental journey of form and function BCXSY has been exploring new possibilities of using brass tubes to create three dimensional practical objects. A screen, a console and a vase, with a brushed matte surface, are the rst members of a family, conceived through the simple actions of cutting, bending and ordering, providing a new perspective to this well-known construction material and resulting in an innovative typography. Carefully handcrafted in Italy, the pieces introduce a striking aesthetic combining the pure and luxurious appeal of the material with humorous elements of surprise.

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GUGLIELMO POLETTI

SECTIONS (INDOOR)

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Sections, is a project derived from the idea of cutting a section of a tubular structure and reversing it, and by doing so, changing the typology of the piece. For the PHM | Piemonte Handmade project, the designer has collaborated with the metal masters company Berrone Livio & C. to create an unprecedented object that revolutionizes a steel tube’s behavior through a simple o set of its own sections. Made in collaboration with Berrone Livio & C. di Volvera

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GUGLIELMO POLETTI

SECTIONS (OUTDOOR)

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Sections, is a project derived from the idea of cutting a section of a tubular structure and reversing it, and by doing so, changing the typology of the piece. For the PHM | Piemonte Handmade project, the designer has collaborated with the metal masters company Berrone Livio & C. to create an unprecedented object that revolutionizes a steel tube’s behavior through a simple o set of its own sections. Made in collaboration with Berrone Livio & C. di Volvera

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JOCHEN HOLZ

LOBUS WALL LIGHT

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This wall mounted neon light is a unique light sculpture made of free formed borosilicate glass tubing and a cast jesmonite stone wall plate. Each is one of its kind and part of a small edition. It uses much bigger glass tubing diameters and wall thicknesses than in conventional neon making. This is highly unusual and shows entirely new qualities in this traditional technique. The glass is left uncoated and becomes part of the piece, the forms play with the light emitted by the di erent rare gases, the undulating tube subtly manipulates the light, softening and intensifying it in turns. They are made out of coloured tubes of glass (amber and grey) so that you can clearly see the sculpted glass even when neon is o .

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JOCHEN HOLZ

TUBUS

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For the Tubus series, Jochen has taken long tubes of coloured, transparent, plain and textutred glass and cut them in sections of di erent sizes, creating a collection of glasses, small vases and glass sculptures.

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MARTINO GAMPER

EXTRUDED LAGUNA #1-3

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Wood red vases extruded from southern Californian clay and reduction soda red.

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PIETRO RUSSO

OHO

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The juxtaposition of multiple linear elements creates the tube frame. A permeable structure, which relates the container to the content

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TIAGO ALMEIDA

DOWELS LAMP

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Dowels is a wall light formed by the combination of wooden dowels with tube light bulbs. All elements share similar shapes and they seem to play a game of “hide & seek”. While switched o the white bulbs seem to hide between the wooden dowels but once switched on the wood seemS to hide behind the light.

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