Tom Dixon‘s Fresh Fat chair is woven from Provista, a type of recyclable plastic. The Fresh Fat chair glistens like glass, but with more fluidity and less breakability. The industrial process is subverted, as the extrusion machine is deconstructed to allow humans to take charge. The hot, fresh, fat polymer pumps out of the machine and is manipulated and woven by hand into primitive shapes. The Provista plastic takes on a glass like clarity as it solidifies into extraordinary constructions. Each object is unique and precious, and challenges the preconception of plastic as a throwaway material.
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The exhibition Identità Milano at Triennale di Milano deals with an issue with which many cities see themselves confronted when they host a major global event, being that of their own identity.
With the Expo 2015 arriving soon, the city of Milan has taken the opportunity to review its public branding.
Now located in a romantic cul-de-sac in the heart of Milan, the new De Padova showroom looks unassuming from its minimal entrance, but it’s a vast surprise once inside.
The new showroom space is an open-plan, loft-apartment like, 1,100 square metre bright space designed by Piero Lissoni, art director of the two brands.
The Design Academy of Eindhoven ( DAE ) alumni presented their graduation projects in Milan, Italy: at the Lambretto Art Project Building.
The ‘self’ in the exhibition title still first and foremost refers to the student. The Design Academy of Eindhoven is fully focused on the talents, preferences and fascinations of its students. For their graduation they have to initiate projects themselves, in which these come to the fore.
But when you look at those projects – about healthcare, open source production, new economic systems – they come across as pretty altruistic. Contemporary design is very much oriented toward the ‘unself’.’