INDUSTREAL VARIATIONS 2007

De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass and Sowden have created variations on the theme of porcelain.

Industreal interprets creativity as the result of research which not only considers the personal expression and direction of individual designers, but also the production techniques, materials and technological innovations that are continuously changing the design spectrum.

Many of the projects that inspired the exhibitions In Dust We Trust 2004, Model Ideas 2005 and Dream 2006 have since become actual products: objects that communicate, each in their own language, the passion for research and designing that Industreal thrives on.

This year objects by four designers are added to the Industreal catalogue to emphasize how creativity is a poetical process which plays with shapes and materials, and that designers are designers because their inspiration for research interacts with curiosity, the love of shape and the desire to give an aesthetic context to objects that surround us.

Industreal does not just want to be a symbol or a name, but also a workshop for ideas, where creativity and research meet to create things which say something about us and our time.

Industreal has asked these four designers, each using his own sensitivity, to create variations on the theme of the sublime art of porcelain, a narrative archetype which gives formal content to containers by antonomasia: a vase, a bowl, a platter, a cup.

Giuliano Corti


ATELIER ONEOFF MILAN Italy

INDUSTREAL COLLECTION 

APRIL 18-22, 2007

CONCEPT variations on the theme of porcelain

TECHNOLOGY rapid manufacturing applied on porcelain production process

MATERIAL black, white, pink glazed porcelain

DESIGNERS Michele De Lucchi, Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass, George J. Sowden


 Industreal Variations De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden Variazioni d'autore sul tema della Porcellana Atelier ONEOFF Milano

Burano
Michele De Lucchi
Porcelain tray

Faccette
Alessandro Mendini
Porcelain bowl

Orbita
Ettore Sottsass
Porcelain platter

Torre
Ettore Sottsass
Porcelain vase

Tewkesbury
George J. Sowden
Porcelain tray

Evesham
George J. Sowden
Porcelain fruitbowl

 Atelier ONEOFF Milano Variations on the theme of Porcelain De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden Industreal Variations Exhibition
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition
 
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition
  Atelier ONEOFF Milano   Variations on the theme of P  orcelain   De Lucchi, Mendini, Sottsass, Sowden   Industreal Variations Exhibition