A Chat with Gustavo Martini at Salone del Mobile
Salone del Mobile international furniture design fair in Milan... Six halls, thousands of stands, designs and innovations, and we're only halfway through. Sleep? What sleep? Feet? Can't feel them...
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We met up with Rio de Janeiro born industrial designer Gustavo Martini at Salone del Mobile, and who is currently living in Milan and dreaming up some seriously stunning works of design fantasy. Experimenting with concepts, shapes, drawing; Gustavo's stripped down designs of clean architectural lines are a reminder that sometimes creativity can be most impactful when channeled through simplicity, and in Gustavo's case, the simple beauty of a line...
"My concept is about drawing, like a living drawing in a place that you can be inside and outside at the same time... something like immaterial but material because you can see it" – Gustavo Martini
"The concept of the project started with a personal point of view, where the author considers the primary act of drawing as an essential step in the design process.
The research was based in this moment which dwells in the transition between the imaginary and the execution. In response to these thoughts was developed the idea of a black line made by a pen filling the paper with a graphic grid, and by the act of painting some spaces between the rows to create surfaces.
The result has become a sort of visual room where is possible to pass through the walls, and the furniture made by the thin dark surfaces, reinforces the sense of tangibility.
The name highlights the fact that the project is something beyond a single object and turned into a connected architecture, something on the edge between design and installation, idea and reality."
Like what you see? There's more, a lot more. Couldn't make it to Milan along with the rest of the design world? (literally, it feels as if everyone is here...), you don't need to... As we will be releasing an e-book jam packed with the best, the unknown and the unusual of Salone del Mobile and a glimpse into the future of design.
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