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.
ATELIER ONEOFF MILAN Italy
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
Michele De Lucchi
George J. Sowden
George J. Sowden