Season 6

Season 6

SECTIONS - E/REVOLUTION OF A TUBE

PIEMONTE HANDMADE SECTION
3-5 NOVEMBER 2017

OPERAE INDEPENDANT DESIGN FAIR

TURIN ITALY

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THE TUBE IS A SIMPLE ELEMENT, BUT ONE OF GREAT VERSATILITY. TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE TUBE’S MANY USES, GUGLIELMO POLETTI’S MOST RECENT PURSUIT IS TO PLAY AROUND AND ALTER ITS FORMS UNEXPECTEDLY, TO CREATE A NEW FUNCTIONALITY.

SINCE HIS RECENT "THESIS" PROJECT (2016) AT EINDHOVEN'S DESIGN ACADEMY, THE DESIGNER HAS SHOWN AN ALMOST OBSESSIVE FASCINATION WITH THE IDEAS OF BALANCE AND TENSION. IN A PREVIOUS COLLECTION PRESENTED BY SEEDS, HIS GLASS AND METAL ACROBATICS GAVE SHAPE TO THE PRECARIOUS BALANCE OF THESE MATERIALS BY STABILIZING THEM INTO FUNCTIONING AS A BENCH AND A TABLE: HIS NEW WORK FOR OPERÆ INSISTS UPON THIS THEME WITH THE SAME EFFECTIVENESS.

FOR THE PHM | PIEMONTE HANDMADE PROJECT, THE DESIGNER HAS COLLABORATED WITH THE METAL MASTERS OF THE HISTORIC COMPANY, BERRONE DI VOLVERA, TO CREATE AN UNPRECEDENTED OBJECT THAT REVOLUTIONIZES A STEEL TUBE’S BEHAVIOUR THROUGH A SIMPLE OFFSET OF ITS OWN SECTIONS.

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SEE••DS GALLERY IS ALSO PRESENTING AT OPERAE WORKS BY

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BCXSY

CAMPBELL REY

MATTEO CIBIC

GIOVANNI DE FRANCESCO

MARC DIBEH

DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI

SABINE MARCELLIS

OEUFFICE

GUGLIELMO POLETTI

PIETRO RUSSO

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GUGLIELMO POLETTI

SECTIONS (INDOOR + OUTDOOR), 2017

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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, the designer has collaborated with the metal masters company Berrone to create an unprecedented object that revolutionizes a steel tube’s behavior through a simple offset of its own sections.

Made in collaboration with Berrone di Volvera

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GUGLIELMO POLETTI

SKIN FLOOR LOUNGE, 2014

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SKIN FLOOR LOUNGE is a sitting element which results from deconstructing the image of a low chair, removing matter in the attempt to push it towards maximum simpli cation. The construction of the piece ensures visual lightness thanks to the minimum thickness of the main structure, made out of a 3 mm steel sheet, which is first laser cut and then bent into the final shape. The inner skeleton – upholstered in fine caramel leather – gently bends under one’s weight thanks to metal’s flexibility, enhancing the functionality of the piece by providing good comfort despite the extreme essentiality.

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DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI

MAOF / L’AMOUR, 2017

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MAOF / L’Amour is a synergy between two antithetical matter. The cement fills the vacuum created in the foam, completing the volume and taking over its surface. The foam, after the “peeling” process, remains at times, an almost organic and intermittently so skin. L’Amour has an unusual genesis, technically unpredictable.

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DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI

FAR DEEP VOID, 2017

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Unusual and unpleasant shapes, unusual and unpleasant textures, obscure matter deposits.

FAR DEEP VOID is a collection of sculptural vases literally emerging from a block of Polystyrene. The block is first melted in the inside through acetone to obtain a partially controlled void, where the owing of a mass of concrete eaves some of its fluid on the inner rough surface, in the form to a thin layer. The block is later melted down from the outside leaving the hardened concrete shape emerge and reveal, rendering the unknown void shape visible and touchable. Melted polystyrene, once lost his recognizable aspect, becomes part of the final object partly covering it, leaving a permanent trace of its genesis and of the process itself.

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BCXSY

BALANCE (TYPE C), 2011

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BALANCE is one of seven area rugs woven in the Palestinian- Bedouin tradition by the women in Lakiya, Israel. It is
hand woven on traditional ground looms using the wool of local desert sheep. It is the designer’s response to this optimism, that in the midst of adversity and misfortune there is a lasting element of proportion and beauty. Drawing from the surrounding landscape of the Negev Desert in both color and texture, each piece in Balance pushes the perceived confines of traditional woven dimensions and expected application of decorative elements. The rugs are the result of working within the boundaries of the Bedouin weaving practice, where it is only possible to weave long, narrow strips of material. The strips are then cut and repositioned to create non-traditional and innovative silhouettes that generate new and exciting placement possibilities within the interior.

Made in collaboration with Sidreh and Lakiya Negev Weaving.

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DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI

IONIO – MECCANICOARCHEOLOGICO, 2017

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The starting point for this collaboration with Italian stone manufacturer Casone was the will to play with the large catalogue of stones and marbles from the company. The result consists in 2 precise sorter boxes – interconnected little blocks rendering a bigger, controlled whole, owning a vibrant attitude over a heavy standing-still essence. A controlled balance and synergy between lines and volumes, with smooth and shiny surfaces playing with light that vibrantly bounces off or runs comfortably.

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DUCCIO MARIA GAMBI

EUFRATE – MECCANICOARCHEOLOGICO, 2017

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The starting point for this collaboration with Italian stone manufacturer Casone was the will to play with the large catalogue of stones and marbles from the company. The result consists in 2 precise sorter boxes – interconnected little blocks rendering a bigger, controlled whole, owning a vibrant attitude over a heavy standing-still essence. A controlled balance and synergy between lines and volumes, with smooth and shiny surfaces playing with light that vibrantly bounces off or runs comfortably.

8/19

PIETRO RUSSO

DAFFODILS, 2016

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DAFFODILS is Inspired by Wordsworth’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (1804), Russo’s Da odils have ower-like heads with deliberately unnatural proportions. These forms seemingly stare into the future and their strange roots, which are planted in the ceiling, possibly draw from the past. Neither mirrors nor lamps, these upside down antennas emit light but, in addition, are openly awaiting the “light” of a possible interpretation.

9/19

CAMPBELL REY

THIERRY, 2017

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THIERRY table express several motifs that we look towards in our design practice, which at its heart is a desire to elevate everyday objects through a celebration of natural materials, unexpected colourways and a fascination with trompe l’oeil.

Often inspired by the playful elegance typified by the golden age of Italian design from the mid-20th century, Campbell- Rey have sought to create something that feels joyful and irreverent, yet firmly rooted in its materiality.

Crafted by hand in Carrara and London, this side table represents a new direction as they continue to expand their practice into the physical space.

10/19

PIETRO RUSSO

PAGODA, 2015

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PAGODA with his lower edges curved upwards and the elegant structure, is inspired by the delicate and pure lines of the Oriental art.

11/19

MARC DIBEH

THE (NOT SO) GLORIOLE LAMP, 2015

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The idea behind the lamps is to deprive an originally shiny material, in this case, brass, of its reflective quality and to purposefully roughen it by oxidising, thus also intensifying the inner halo and giving the object an egotistical presence.

12/19

SABINE MARCELIS

FILTER LIGHT, 2017

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FILTER is a series of lighting which utilises the material properties of HI-MACS combined with cast resin to filter
a light source, highlighting the material’s hidden qualities. Patterns and colours which do not reveal themselves when the light is in its off-state are exposed and celebrated once the lights are lit-up.

13/19

MATTEO CIBIC

DERMALLOW (1), 2017

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The biggest sculptures made for Dermapolieses, called DERMALLOW, are prototypes for imagined organisms that produce processed materials for the production of objects. The largest of the three sculptures (pictured here) refills glass containers with oxygen.

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MATTEO CIBIC

DERMAPOLKA (6), 2017

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DERMAPOLKA are all imagined prototyped experiments. Some of the organisms found here produce processed knitwear, other raw materials like plastic and rubber, while others bear fruit to eat.

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MATTEO CIBIC

DERMIDERMA (BENCH), 2017

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DERMIDERMA is a selection of imagined organic self-growing objects with a function. This series of plants grow as a single bench, console or stacked shelving system to display the organisms of the future.

Specially sized commissions also available on request.

16/19

OEUFFICE

BALAUSTRA VASE, 2013

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BALAUSTRA VASE was design in 2013 by Oeu ce Design Studio.

This open structure vase has an oval shaped brass railing that supports the upper part of ower or plant stems. Its pure and overlapping metallic construction evokes the geometry of a twisted balustrade particularly common in Milanese rationalist architecture.

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OEUFFICE

SARACINESCA TABLE PODIUM, 2013

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The overlapping collage of grids and planes is inspired by the ornate detailing of Milanese security grilles. The multi-layered podium becomes a dramatic display for any tableware set and enhances the presentation of both, dishes and decorative elements.

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GIOVANNI DE FRANCESCO

BILDUNG, 2017

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The term BUILDING has two meanings: in German language it means what has already been produced and what is in the process of being produced. Creative process for this series of work starts from observation of things and alchemy of materials that compose those things and tries to find other interpretations and meanings, working on ambiguity to create a sort of visual blunder. In the BUILDING series the plaster, concrete, wood, glass and resin sculptures play with the object-funnel imitating its shape but denying its real function, in those new productions every sculpture changes the object function that it represents.

Made in collaboration with Cassone.

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