4.13.2013

Eye see : Acqua Alta

I was very lucky and had the chance to go to Milan during Salone del Mobile this past week. I returned with an unbearable suitcase full of brochures and some muscle aches of carrying to much stuff, but it was so worth it. The first day I went to the actual fair at cosmit and visited Salone Satellite were young designers present their projects and I really loved this one by Giorgia Zanellato & Daniele Bortotto: Acqua Alta.

It's a project by 2 Venetian students (studying at the great design school ├ęcal in Lausanne, Switzerland) who took inspiration from their hometown Venice and the phenomena of high water. When this happens, the sea level rises and drowns the streets and squares in Venice, it leaves stains on the surroundings of the city. And this is what the duo captured in a collection of objects as a marble light, a carpet, woven fabric & a scent diffuser, this all made of Venetian/Italian materials or producers.

There are not much pictures of the pieces on their website and I didn't took any at the fair, so we have to do it with this. But I can say the result was very impressive and striking.

carpet image


fabric

Carrara marble table light with a rough bottom and a more smooth top, inspired by a saline pillar

Murano glass & ceramic scent diffuser

pink & gray fabrik with woven erosion effect

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