Nice pictures from Bolia‘s new collection! I’m in love with these soft colors.
It is bigger, bolder and more creative than ever before, and we have designed it just for you. This year we found the inspiration in bright colors and neon, gorgeous fabrics and strong metals, light wood and organic materials. We have also enjoyed working with strings and bars, glass and ceramics, paper and marble, origami, square shapes and diamond shapes, spider webs and layers. We have played with the metallic and the organic, the fragile and the imperfect, the transparent and the half painted. The new collection is both serious and sober as well and playful and happy. It’s a collection full of contrasts and complements, excitement and surprises. Just like you.
Designed by Carlo Clopath, Palutta is a series of cutlery and kitchen utensils, based on typologies, manufacturing processes and culinary customs from the Grisons in Switzerland, combined with technologies from foreign cultures. Items used to eat are lacquered with Urushi (Wajima-nuri), a durable natural lacquer, which protects the wood from acids, bases, alcohol, solvents and humidity. The divers utensils are made from maple, stainless steel, porcelain or linen and are produced industrially. The wooden accessories – e.g. a spoon – are simply turned and finished with one respectively two incisions. The utensils are universally usable for cooking and for eating and are formally identical.
Carlo Clopath is a swiss industrial designer. He studied at écal/university of art and design in Lausanne. His approach is very multisensorical – he creates atmospheres and his objects obviously live in a dialogue with histories, materials and meanings. His memories from his childhood, in the swiss mountains, influence and are often point of origin of his work. You can see his project until September in Villa Noailles, at the 9th international festival of design. You can find a short interview with Carlo Clopath here.
Designed by Manuel Amaral Netto, the Kite lamp is a collection of suspension lamps inspired by the in(materiality) of light. Its elements are the essential:
a light source and a diffuser or reflector. These are connected to a lightweight structure of three suspended strings. They slide in an effortless and playful
way in order to change the mood in a complete or gradual manner.
Manuel Amaral Netto is a product designer recently graduated with distinction from the MA Product Design at ECAL. As a designer he is interested in observing the details that define the context he work with. These can be based on traditions, production methods or materials that help define clever solutions.
Ideated and assembled at Fabrica, Patch of Sky is a set of three Internet connected ambient lights, enabling you to share the sky above you in real-time with loved ones, wherever they are. Each object gathers weather information based on your current Facebook location and displays it with colored light animations. Patch of Sky is your partner or friend’s silent companion, that will tell them about the sky and world you’re living in, while away.
Meteorological phenomena are classified into eleven common weather conditions, each of them corresponding to a colored light animation. These animations are carefully designed to be understood at first glance.
Patch of Sky was conceived, designed, coded, soldered, crafted, painted and assembled at Fabrica during Winter 2013/2014 by Leonardo Amico, Federico Floriani, Reda Jouahri, Alice Longo, Akshataa Vishwanath and Giorgia Zanellato. Photos are by Shek Po Kwan with editing assistance by Marlene Wolfmair.
New print collection by Playtype.