This past weekend, I have had a pleasure to attend the 6th edition of the Independent Design Festival – Operae and Artissima fair in Torino, so as promissed I am sharing a few highlights from my trip.
The exhibition in Palazzo Cavour, has been curated by the design critic and editior Angela Rui, with a main focus on materials, as well as processes and craft work. The event offers the opportunity to discover new products, to take note of the the design process as well as to stop and think about the aspects that design industry touches.
1. Imperfection and Fragality – products with distinctive, individual features marked by imperfection.
A set of ceramics and vases created by Josefina Munoz.
Handmade pots and candle holders created according to an old craft by Maddalena Selvini.
A collection of paper surfaced mirrors inspired by the guilty pleasure of tearing paper off, by one of my favorite designers Ingrid Hulskamp.
Studio Laura Daza – a visual investigation and interpretation into the ancient origins of colour pigment, resulted in set of everyday products.
Atmosphere Clocks by Daan Spaanjers – which emulate the unpredictability of colours that appear and disappear throughout the day.
Subtle decorative pavements by – Andrea Besana and Zanellato/Bortotto
Folding tiles by Studio Sales
Table design spotted at the Studio 3 + 1 exhibit.
Brass and marble lamp designed by ADG Design
Aurora wired brass lamp by Marca
Novecento lamp designed by ADG Design
As Enzo Mari says, that “design corresponds to a deep impulse of man, as the survival instinct, hunger, sex,”. It was my first visit to the Independent Design Show but I am definitely planning to return next year!
Spot any items you love? Have a great day!
Pictures: Agata Dimmich / Passion shake