Belgium Design: Milan Design Week 2016 shows talent
Salone Del Mobile follows in great design
Not only are we Dutchies doing well on the design market, Belgium is also gifted with new interesting talent. The intimacy providing alcoves of Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte Design Studio is called ‘Nascondino’ stands out and the designs by Maarten de Ceulaer are stunning and precise. Designs you don’t want to miss.
Studio Maarten de Ceulaer
The Sundial Chandelier’s anodised aluminum disks float in space like planets in the universe, while the strong glow of the light makes them look almost spherical. A striking sharp shadow of the central rod is cast in different directions, as if it were illuminated by 6 different suns. They spiral down the piece to end where they started, like a perfect loop in time. The piece is all about rhythym, and each version will play a different song, with the shadows dancing to a different beat.
This stool looks like it wasn’t made by hands, but has grown to its present form organically. It seems like the result of a mutation in cells, or a chemical reaction, and it reminds us of the famous and iconic deep-buttoned Chesterfield sofas, interpreted in a sculptural way.
Chest: ‘Low Chest of Suitcases’ for Nilufar Gallery at the exhibition ‘Almost Secret’, curated by Beppe Finessi (Inventario)
Stool: Cappellini Point, Bastioni di Porta Nuova 9 on the corner with Via Solferino, Milan
Chandelier: Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24, Milan
Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte Design Studio
Introduces his the new range of its collection to the public in the Salone. ‘Nascondino’ is a collection of alcoves providing a moment of intimacy. Reminiscent of the youthful days of hide-and-seek, Nascondino creates a new space in which we can lose ourselves in reverie. When we leave our feet poking out, it’s usually because we want to be found.
Address: Salone Satellite, Quartiere Fiera Milano Rho, Pavilions 13-15, Stand D23