Press preview April 11th 2016
Opening Party April 13th 2016
April 12nd-17th 2016
@ Fuorisalone 2016
c/o LADIES & GENTLEMEN
via cesare correnti 14
1st floor – Milan
For Fuorisalone 2016, Secondome presents two original new collections entirely handmade in Italy, during the exhibition Ladies & Gentlemen, produced and curated by Secondome and P-S Design Consultant.
“Una (Articolo Indeterminativo)”, designed and crafted by the artisan Stefano Marolla and Awaiting, born from the cooperation between the young designer Giorgia Zanellato and the artist Coralla Maiuri.
UNA (ARTICOLO INDETERMINATIVO) is a project by Stefano Marolla. The name of the collection comes from the italian grammar where the indeterminative article precedes a non-identified noun. The objects play on the ambiguity of the matter than can deceive the eye: a sturdy element like wood, hand-curved and levigated, looks like a light tapestry. The curves and the soft drapery of the wood are inspired by a long and attentive study on the usage of drapery in art’s history, going back from the ancient Greece to Bernini’s sculptures. The collection includes three pieces: chair, consolle, bar counter.
Una (Articolo Indeterminativo) is the first collaboration between Stefano Marolla and Secondome.
AWAITING The project’s name speaks to the feeling of anticipation and excitement that precedes an encounter and it’s deeply linked to the purpose of the objects: benches, a vanity table and a séparé. The collaboration started as a game. The artist, Coralla Maiuri, inspired by the pictures of her porcelain pieces, designs a collection of bold colored velvet cloth. Her will to shape them in to something equally bold yet refined, brings her, trough Claudia Pignatale, together with the designer Giorgia Zanellato. Awaiting is a feminine and sensual collection that mixes a taste of classic and contemporary in pieces of furniture realized in golden brass and velvet.
STEFANO MAROLLA Born in Rome, starts working on ebony wood since young in his uncle workshop. He refines his skills in the restoration field, without leaving behind his passion for wood-making. Every project has these two fields deeply connected. From this connection starts a personal research on matter and shape, that transfers in his works all the tradition of italian’s know how in furniture-making. He works for privates and several public institutions as Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna in Rome, Galleria Borghese, the Andersen Museum, the American Accademy in Rome, St. Paul’s Church, Cinecittà, Confindustria.
GIORGIA ZANELLATO Born in Venice, Giorgia Zanellato graduated at IUAV of Venice in 2009 and at Ecal (Switzerland) in 2011 with a Master in Product Design. In october of the same year, she joined Fabrica, the Benetton Research Center, where she is actually working as product design consultant. Giorgia is been working as a freelance designer as well for different clients such as Moroso, Atipico, Rubelli, Petite Friture and Galleria Luisa Delle Piane. Her designs have been exhibited at Triennale Design Museum, Maison & Objet, Miami Art Basel, London Design Festival, MUDAM and others.
CORALLA MAIURI After Mexico City, Ceprano, Rome, Hong Kong and Milan, as of now she lives and works in Rome. During the years she expressed her art through different media such as painting, video, installations. She tends to create “domestic” environments, recognisable and also extraneous, where there is the smell of burning wood in the air. All her works express the idea that the environment we live always emanates a sense restless serenity so that we can travel also just by being still.
SECONDOME DESIGN GALLERY Is a design platform that focuses on worldwide emerging designers and innovative projects. The Gallery dedicates its installation space to the design works it hosts; each piece, as a collection or limited edition series, speaks louder than words in its whimsical nature of subject versus material. Mostly handmade products, honoring the craft and practice of contemporary artisanship, reflect the traditional values of design whilst breaking the mold of lifeless objects d’art. More than just a gallery, Secondome Edizioni, since April 2008, has also established itself as a brand by producing its own collection of design objects working closely with its designers. Emphasizing on a Made in Italy brand, most of our production is hand-crafted locally. Secondome works have been displayed in some of the most important museums of the world: The Vitra Museum in Germany, The Shangai Museum of Glass, The Grand Hornu in Belgium, La Triennale in Milan, The New Museum in New York.
CLAUDIA PIGNATALE Founder and Creative Director of Secondome Design Gallery, has dynamically dedicated her passion for art and design since 2008. She actively collaborates with international young designers under 40, along with her constant pursuit of discovering new talents and emerging artists to launch. Claudia’s mission is to turn Secondome Design Gallery and Secondome Edizioni into a pivotal center of attraction and spotlight for designers in Italy and abroad with her attendance in international design fairs. Based in the artistic neighborhood of Trastevere, she is determined to place Rome back on the map of the international design scene and export design and Italian’s artisan’s expertise around the world through its collections.
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