Salone del Mobile 2015
“We live in an unstitched society that is suffering from the aftershocks of a severe economic crisis.
This prolonged period of hardship has made humans overly protective of their assets and openly egocentric in their ferocious defence, resulting in a world that is governed by greed and that has lost basic manners and human respect. This is, therefore, a time for gathering, for bringing people together again in order to restore society. Mending the fabric of our lives.”
As part of 2015’s Salone del Mobile, EDELKOORT EXHIBITIONS is pleased to present “GATHERING: From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process”. Set against black and white images created especially for the show, “GATHERING” features the works of international designers such as Anthon Alvarez, Bernotat&Co, Kiki van Eijk, Aleksandra Gaca, Meike Harde, Ditte Hammerstrøm, Pepe Heykoop, Vadim Kibardin, Christina Lilenberg Halstrøm, Lobermeyer & Merl, Rami Tareef and Floris Wubben, as well as Nendo for Cappellini and Patricia Urquiola and Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso.
Lidewij Edelkoort believes that we are on the eve of a major revival of innovative industrial processes, stating “The design world is suddenly witnessing designers compelled to invent their own machines or reform existing engines in order to manufacture their designs – a fresh generation of inventor/designers interested in the process as much as in the final product.”
Thus, this exhibition will present objects by designers using now industrialised trend techniques such as pleating, smocking, wrapping and layering, connecting contemporary creation to a long lineage of domestic handcrafts. The result of these designer’s research and development processes gives birth to a new hybrid in production that brings together man and machine, opening up a range of options conceived through our living memories and unbridled imagination.
LAP (Lambretto Art Project)
Via Cletto Arrighi, 19
Tuesday to Saturday, April 14 – 18, 2015
10:00 – 20:00 daily (open until 22:00 on April 15)
Sunday, April 19, 2015
10:00 – 18:00