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Cirripedes

For SomethingGood, the new brand I founded with friends and colleagues Zaven and Matteo Zorzenoni (check their websites, they do amazing things!), I designed three objects that compound the first collection, launched during the 2013 edition of Salone del Mobile of Milan. The Cirripedes series are small and helpful little blocks with a hole you…

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Nish

For SomethingGood, the new brand I founded with friends and colleagues Zaven and Matteo Zorzenoni (check their websites, they do amazing things!), I designed three objects that compound the first collection, launched during the 2013 edition of Salone del Mobile of Milan. Nish is a centerpiece with a central stem and a circular surface all around that provide space for…

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Pineapple

As part of Maison203 2013 collection of jewels, I designed two earrings, while Odoardo Fioravanti was asked to design two rings. All the jewels were designed to be produced through 3D printing technology, and Maison203 has been great in finding a way to create some colour effects, never seen before with this technology. This particular…

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Coquelicot

As part of Maison203 2013 collection of jewels, I designed two earrings, while Odoardo Fioravanti was asked to design two rings. All the jewels were designed to be produced through 3D printing technology, and Maison203 has been great in finding a way to create some colour effects, never seen before with this technology. This is one of the two…

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Bundled

BUNDLED is a range of furniture born from a research in fibers made in 2011 while deepening the use of natural composite fiberboards. The material used is a special cotton fiberboard, normally rigid and stiff, usually used for insulation in electronic appliances (it’s used as a support for guitars’ electric pickups) or as a gap-filler…

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Sable

A mono-block LED lamp that visually self-declare itself, easy to understand, where all the parts are extremely clear and recognizable. The technology used to produce the body is metal sand casting, because it generates a complete part and allows cost reduction. The lamp shade is intentionally quite small, because I wanted to stress the fact…

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YaLog

Glass is always facinating. An ancient material, made of sand and fire, bent by human hand and breath, shows its double nature, liquid and solid, and keeps touching us, from its shaping to when it enters our houses. In furnaces I learned the meaning of labour, and the passion of people moulding it. I knew…

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Torii

Japanese shinto shrines are introduced by huge gates, made in wood, called Torii. They’re characterized by some basic, linear elements assembled in a firm and solid way, and their columns are often tapered. This chair is somehow near to the structure of the gate, since almost every part is lathed with a precise angle to…

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Aquilles

Using reflection to cast indirect light onto the desk. This is what Achille Castiglioni thought for its Gibigiana lamp. His lamp is roughly an empty cone, into which the bulb is placed while, on the top, an adjustable tilting mirror reflects the light. In the same way, Aquilles reflects the light casted by a bulb…

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Prototìpi at Maison203

In late 2010, I was invited by Maison203, to celebrate their new store opening in Treviso, to exhibit some prototypes of my products. This has been a great opportunity to show the importance of prototype making in the design workflow, even in this era of intense virtualization, the physical rendering is still the best and…

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Zellij

Modular room divider. The extremities of the modules can be fixed together, creating a 3D mesh you can attach to others to create large systems. The material choosen is an organic vegetable fiber pressed and sprayed with natural latex, even if another version has been successfully tried, made in felt (cheaper, but equally working). This…

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Magritte

Magritte is a lemon/lime squeezer and reamer. Its wings act in turn as an actual reamer or the handle to rotate the object inside the fruit. Made in standard injection, it’s easy and light, and can be easily manipulated.