Matter and Muse
Industry+ presents its collection at ‘Matter and Muse’ during Milan Design Week 2017 as part of ‘A Matter of Perception: Linking Minds’ organised by Mosca Partners and DAMN°, at Palazzo Litta. ‘Matter’ is fascination with the tangible world such as material, nature, and craft. ‘Muse’ is thought and inspiration with people, culture, technique, and philosophy. ‘Matter and Muse’ showcases collections of contemporary design made using traditional craft, forms inspired by production techniques, and concepts that push boundaries of the material.
Works at ‘Matter and Muse’ embody a subconscious Asian aesthetic. Designed by Asians who have worked and lived in various parts of the world, these pieces reflect nuances of their culture with an international flavour. Designers re-interpret everyday objects using ordinary materials such as glass, metal, bamboo-weave and wood, coupled with common manufacturing techniques and artisanal craft from various parts of Asia.
In the spirit of ‘Linking Minds’, this year’s highlights from the Industry+ collection includes products that draw reference from elements close to the designers’ hearts.
Jun Yasumoto reinterprets the humble Japanese soba chair through Ebisu’s contemporary profile in 100% aluminium for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Available in chair, mid- and high- stools with interchangeable seats, Ebisu’s low backrest and small footprint renders it compact and comfortable.
Inspired by the utility of military equipment, Dai Sugasawa’s Bipod Table is a tribute to modernist principles of simplicity, practicality and tactility. Fully foldable with adjustable height and a retraction mechanism, the table is easy to carry and transport. The Bipod’s form is the sum of its functions: parts are represented as they are, exposed to emphasise the table’s mechanical beauty.
Combining elements of East and West, Kimu Design’s New Old Divider allows for a transformative experience within spatial design. As the fans collapse within their frames, the interactive play between positive and negative space transforms the atmosphere in interior environments.
Presented by Industry+ in partnership with Spektacularis and Kimu Design.
4th – 9th April 2017
Palazzo Litta, Milano
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