January 24th – March 1st, 2019
Galleria Giustini / Stagetti
About the Exhibition
The project XYZ launched at the 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan, emanated from the designer’s close study of themes around the subtraction of matter, of perspective and the spectator’s view-point. These are all principles that are proper to architecture and are here rearticulated on a divergent scale to bring into being a clan of furnishings, tables and desks. These pieces are the result of a shared design intention: to draw attention to the focal point of each piece – the juncture at which the spatial co-ordinates XYZ converge to apparently erase the received three dimensional characteristics of material elements: weight, structure and volume. This is achieved thanks to the creation of a new structural tie that is both internal and invisible: it permits large surfaces, over 3 meters long, to be supported.
These pieces are thereby lent the appearance of being designed in two dimensions only: the solid materiality of the surfaces are as thin as blades while their supporting legs appear to change according each possible variant point of observation.
Alongside all the different table and desks types, also on exhibition a choice of lamps selected by Cipelletti among from the gallery’s collection including pieces designed by leading Italian designers active in the period spanning the 1940s through 1960s, as for instance Gino Sarfatti and Franco Albini. This display points to an array of correspondences between the pure geometry and technical research of the modern era, and the rigorous and experimental, yet essential, language of the contemporary author.