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Experimenting pays off. Pushing up the benchmark of research gives important fruits. Working with matter and materials, suggest brave combinations, designing an unprecedent and never tested scene: in the design universe, betting is a choice that can really place you in the rightful spotlight.


It so happens that the teamwork between a talent scouting gallerist and a young, growing creative studio wins, today, an important recognition as the Wallpaper Award: the prize given each February by the prestigious British magazine to the best of the world design, architecture and fashion scenes.

We’re talking about Fusion, the bench designed by Millim Studio and presented by Secondome during 2018 Milan Design Week in the FutureDome spaces, in the exhibition Match: the show, which included the coffee table Atlas, designed by the duo Hillsideout, was meant to present pieces that “married” different, almost opposite materials, creating an unlikely, yet full of interesting new suggestions, union. A Match, indeed, with the double meaning of meeting and clashing between parallel worlds joined by creativity.

Match | Fuorisalone 2018

The jury who assigned the prize to Fusion in the Best Dream Factory category was composed by Bjarke Ingles and Paola Antonelli, Neneh Cherry and Philippe Malouin, Do Ho Suh and Davide Korins. All “eminences” fascinated by a project that joined marble, with its infinite details and veining, and plexiglass, with its typical clarity and distortion property. Heaviness and lightness, solidity and transparency, nature and technology all in one piece.

Fusion bench

Millim Studio are Chiara Pellicano and Edoardo Giammarioli, both class 1989, based in Rome, in the same creative district where Secondome is. No yet in their thirties, the two designers who debuted at Operae 2016, the independent design festival in Turin, with the soap collection “Wash your sins”, an ironic interpretation of the seven capital sins, bring in the Italian and international design panorama their own millennial and multidisciplinary approach that places as center of inspiration feelings, moods and desires, translated in culture of the project. “We were fascinated by the idea of fusion, that we wanted to connect with the feeling of discovery. We wanted to melt to reveal, so we needed a whole material that could be explored on the inside and a lens able to amplify the usual perspective.” Fusion is born to amaze. And, apparently, it’s made it.