An interview with the designer during his exhibition
27/4/2012 | Milano. “Figli delle stelle”: the collection of unique
pieces designed by Fabio Verdelli is at Via Manin 15/A in Milan. We got there and talk a little
about design and craftsmanship!
designer’s exhibition is the result of the inspirations he had over
last 7 years
, which gave rise to unique in their kind furnishing accessories.
I realized that I could touch all the 12 constellations of the zodiac
with some of the unique pieces I’ve designed in recent years, so I thought to do this
It’s a simple story, but full of meaning.
We came into the exhibition
space and felt enveloped in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, almost intimate. Seated on “Iceberg
”, the creator of these products greeted us. The 12
products were the real soul of the hall and we immediately found the stark differences between them:
it really seems that they were designed in completely differing times and situations.
”, born under the sign of the Lion, had a
great majesty softened by gentle lines: it’s the perfect mix between strength and elegance.
”, related to Sagittarius, is very minimal
and delicate. It was made of a single sheet of metal bent by master craftsmen, as also “Unpezzo
”, the second lamp of the collection, was. Close behind
”, a table made entirely of wood and placed
in the center of the exhibit.
The 12 works retain a particular taste and are united by a
close attention to their developing.
Before leaving the show we asked Fabio what is the piece
that he prefer.
Ceramic “Portapetali”, of course: it’s a
romantic object that conveys purity and simplicity. The best moment in the life of a rose is the
period when it ripens and then withers.
His words instilled to an apparently simple
product a particular poetic spirit
The true beauty of an
object is very often hidden begin a thin line which covers a very deep meaning.Vanni ScapinFoto: Giulia Agnoletto
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