Kalì

The warmth of wood, rigorous lines, large convivial spaces

 

Kalì creates fluid, functional spaces in line with modern needs. The islands and peninsulas bring out the distinctive traits of the Arredo3 collection, bringing a dynamic lifestyle into the kitchen.

The open modules are inserted in the compositions to make them even more functional and to lighten up the geometric design of solids with open spaces. The Factory compartments can be placed in line with the hanging cabinets or juxtaposed with the bases that support snack counters, offering easy access to stored objects.

The Air shelves add rhythm to the Open wall-mounted backs, between the worktop and the hanging cabinets, or beside the base cabinets, making the kitchen shift towards the living area.

10 nuances rely on the natural hues of wood and stone, including American walnut laminate, stone-finish brushed PET or chrome resin. The stainless steel finish with its slight reflections adds a particular effect to the compositions.

Two new built-in handles, Profilo and Riga, have been added to the groove handles with a 30-degree section, expanding the range of choices; the first is placed flush with the door along its entire thickness, while the second has a protruding grip.

Another new feature is the Free bookcase, composed of aluminium uprights on which to place shelves and base modules.

 


Heroic products

Faber presents Galileo, Glow and Belle, a sum of design, innovation and wellness

 

Design, innovation and high performance are the strong points shared by Galileo, the induction range with built-in hood, and the two chandelier hoods, Glow and Belle. Three flagship products highlighted by Faber during the launch of the new advertising campaign.

These new creations confirm Faber’s ability to develop avant-garde offerings, as well as to grasp and interpret the evolution of the kitchen and the home; the new models reflect the latest trends in the world of home appliances and decor.

Galileo is an induction range with exhaust that combines the advantages of a flame-free system with those of ventilation in an object of surprising aesthetic impact and functional quality.

Glow and Belle are the high points of the F-Light collection by Faber. Glow is the model with elegant, sinuous lines designed by Carlo Colombo, combining high performance and functional efficacy.

The Belle model is based on the tulip, thanks to the form composed of two separate parts resembling the petals of the flower. This aesthetic solution enhances the tones of the available colors: matte gray/dark gray or gold/dark matte gray.

Galileo, Glow and Belle are the protagonists of the new Faber advertising campaign, in which three different subjects interpret the particular character of the company, thanks to the involvement of three brand ambassadors: Galileo, paired with the volcanic chef Andrea Mainardi, expresses the concept of versatility and creativity in the kitchen. Carlo Colombo is the ambassador of the Glow hood and the design contents of the Faber catalogue; while the gymnast Milena Baldassarri, together with the Belle hood, becomes the emblem of the concept of lightness and pure air.

 


Matrix

Kartell, the new evolution of the chair

 

The mixture of creative design and technological research is part of the DNA of Kartell. New materials pose new challenges, which the company has tackled for years with investments to break down limits. This dialogue between design and innovation has produced Matrix, the new evolution of the chair, created by Tokujin Yoshioka and made with a structure that reproduces a 3D effect, generating extraordinary lightness. A chair made by combining the visionary experimental ideas of the designer with Kartell’s sophisticated production technology, using injection molding combined with a metal structure.

“Kartell invests to make products into a perfect balance of technological research, originality, attention to detail and industrial production, factors that are important today and will be important in the future,” says Claudio Luti, president of Kartell. “Matrix continues the path of quality and novel applications of revolutionary materials and technologies. As always, we have approached a technological challenge and transformed it into an innovative product destined to become a new bestseller in our catalogue. Kartell experiments for the first time with the use of polycarbonate applied to a complex mold, expanding the productive and creative possibilities.”

 

 

In the injection molding Kartell’s objective is to exploit the possibility of obtaining a product with characteristics of craftsmanship in an industrial process of the highest quality.

“For Matrix,” Tokujin Yoshioka says, “I took inspiration from the chairs of the 1950s, made using steel wires. Rather than focusing on the external image, I decided to create a design as close as possible to the structure, while taking advantage of the innovative injection molding technology of Kartell. The two layers of acrylic resin with a rod-like form create the three-dimensional structure in a harmonious dialogue between form and material, in an essential, timeless product.”

Matrix comes in transparent, white, black and plum versions, with painted or chrome-plated steel legs, and in stainless steel for the outdoor model. There is also a rocking chair version in oak-stained wood.

 


Beautiful Light

Creativity without limits, also for light

 

On or off, the Beautiful Light lamps are the protagonists of any space, thanks to the shades that can be printed with the many graphic designs of Instabilelab, depending on the needs of the project. The lamps are part of Custom-Me, the new furnishings program of Instabilelab created to offer maximum personalization of spaces and products.

The graphics of Instabilelab (known as a producer of wallpaper) not only cover walls, but also become printable themes to place on any volume. The Venetian company gets beyond the limits of creativity to demonstrate that any object can be covered, dressed and made unique. True projects of “apparel made to measure” with the desired graphic design (lights, fabrics, furnishing complements and more).

The Beautiful Light lamps are made by local Italian artisans with techniques that guarantee very high print and color quality. Instabilelab is now one of the companies working with avant-garde techniques in Italy, which also permit printing in white on colored backgrounds with excellent results.

 


Iconic landmark

Luce&Light adds character to the design of the recent WC Beautique Hotel in Lisbon, by the interior designer Nini Andrade Silva

 

The facade is the main expression of the personality of a building, especially when it comes to hotels. In the case of the WC Beautique Hotel in Lisbon, by interior designer Nini Andrade Silva, located in a multicultural area of the city, the skillful use of light sets out to attract the attention of passers-by.

Light 2 Life, responsible for the technical lighting design, has managed to highlight the entire volume of the building, while underlining its concept and its range of colors. Crossing the threshold, visitors are captivated by the unique style of the place, also because the reception area has the look of a real spa.

The new volume connected to the office area contains the image areas and thus becomes the new iconic entrance, a landmark that gets noticed in the surrounding industrial landscape. The impressive, ethereal cube raised off the ground plays with lively color effects (thanks to RGB lighting), suggesting the precious allure of cosmetics packaging.

 


Sustainability and historical heritage

Edison and FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano announce a joint project for local communities, to create shared value while putting energy at the service of the territory

 

Edison consolidates its bond with the national territory and announces, together with FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, a project of proximity for the sustainability historical and artistic heritage.

“The growth of the country depends on the sustainable development of social and territorial contexts, and this is why Edison does not see itself only as a provider of solutions, but also as an active part of the ecosystem in which it operates. The collaboration with FAI is a concrete example of how to guarantee a positive visitor experience, minimizing waste and CO2 emissions. We would like to thank FAI for this opportunity to implement concrete social and environmental commitment to complete and enhance the beauty of our artistic heritage,” say Paolo Quaini, director of Energy and Environmental Services of Edison.

FAI has activated, since 2015, a process of energy efficiency in its buildings, for a reduction of CO2 emissions of 15% over a span of ten years. A plan of consumption monitoring has been put in place, while inefficient heating systems have been removed, and over 1200 light bulbs have been replaced with modern LED lamps.

Launched with interventions at the Cavallerizza in Milan, the headquarters of the Foundation, the collaboration continues at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, Villa e Collezione Panza in Varese, Villa dei Vescovi at Luvigliano di Torreglia (Padua) and Castello e Parco di Masino at Caravino (Turin).

Edison, besides providing electricity and gas for FAI, will equip several parking areas of the Foundation with recharging stations for electric cars, available for use by the many visitors and employees.

 

 


Fruit Exhibition

1/3 February 2019 - Palazzo Isolani, Bologna - Via Santo Stefano, 16

 

Once again in Bologna the Fruit Exhibition is the international market of independent art publications, presenting the most interesting print and digital works, including artists’ books, catalogues, graphic design projects and magazines.The seventh edition of Fruit Exhibition will be hosted for the first time in the historic Palazzo Isolani. The event is open to the public, offering a selection of over 100 of the most outstanding Italian and foreign publishers, with a program of conferences, workshops, exhibitions and installations.This year Fruit Exhibition takes place in coordination with Arte Fiera and Art City, during the weekend in Bologna for contemporary art.

As a tribute to the ability to smile at the mishaps and large or small paradoxes of everyday life, Fruit Exhibition puts the focus of this edition on humor. Because in Italy, working on culture (and publishing) requires a sense of human, and there is also a need for levity, color, wonder, irony, satire, in all their forms.

 


Glass and cowhide

Two new projects for Albed: Céline and Next

 

Leaf doors, hideaway doors, sliding doors, but also wardrobes, dividers and bookcases. The production of Albed takes on functional solutions for residential and contract furnishings.

The novel developments for 2019 include the new project Céline and an original version of the Next door. Céline, designed by CRS Albed + Paolo Festa, is a system composed of modular parts in Rec glass and Full Stop glass, with sections and uprights in bronze-finish aluminium. It is possible to create a divider partition by combining the basic modules, completing the design with the insertion of leaf doors.

In Next, with a cowhide panel, designed by CRS Albed, mechanics and aesthetics join forces to give rise to a flush-mounted door for a thousand interpretations, meeting design needs without overlooking construction techniques. Next divides space in tune with the environment and a minimalist style. The new version has a panel in mud-color or dark brown cowhide, while the frame is again in aluminium, available in a range of finishes.

 


Marcello Gandini. Hidden genius

Mauto, Turin, until 26 May 2019

 

The genius might be hidden in the rumbling depths of the creations that have seduced entire generations, but Marcello Gandini remains a mind in constant ferment. After the tributes to Giugiaro and Fioravanti, the Mauto in Turin honors this native of the city with an exhibition open until 26 May 2019.

With his extreme style, Gandini took part in the most glorious decades of automotive history, creating authentic masterpieces like the Lamborghini Miura and Marzal which have inhabited the dreams of many, but also very successful city cars like the Renault Supercinque or the Mini Innocenti.

The show includes dream cars, utilitarian models and iconic sedans, the creative folly of the Stratos Zero prototype, and other projects from 14 years of collaboration with the Bertone coachbuilding workshop.

Examining a wall of sketches worthy of the greatest car designers, or remembering the glorious days of the Lancia Stratos HF in the world rally championships of the 1970s, visitors can come across the ultra-light CH-7 Angel and the two-wheel experiments with the Lambretta Lui and the Moto Guzzi V7, or discover the modern contribution of the Renault Magnum truck in the world of “giants” of the 1980s.

 

 


Matteo Fato

At Cavaliere, day and night

Direzione Generale Banca di Bologna - Piazza Galvani 4 - Bologna - 29 January - 22 February 2019

 

In the context of Art City Segnala 2019 during Arte Fiera, Banca di Bologna hosts a project on an Italian artist for the second time at its headquarters. The artist is Matteo Fato (Pescara, 1979), presenting two works on the borderline between painting and installation.

The central focus of the show is represented by two landscape paintings of different sizes, both made during Matteo Fato’s stay in Pereto. The wider one presents a daytime view of the surrounding countryside, narrated with sweeping brushstrokes and color effects bordering on abstraction.

The second, smaller painting shows the same landscape by night, with a darker range of hues. Both paintings have a ‘double’: another portion of canvas like the mirror image of the main work. The two pairs are installed on their shipping crates, which thus take on another function.

 


Interni Café at Homi, January 2019

Fiera Milano 25 / 28 January 2019

 

Interni returned to Homi with a new installation for conversations and encounters: the Interni Café was open to all sector professionals inside Pavilion 7.

The space stood out for the work of the illustrator Lorenzo Marini, creator of the cover of the January-February 2019 issue of Interni and the cover of the Guida Design Index 2019.

The space was furnished with Ta tables (design Jeremiah Ferrarese) and Stato tables (design Christoph Jenni), Vesper stools (design Christoph Jenni) from the Colos collections and Victoria Ghost chairs (design Philippe Starck) by Kartell.

Photo by Saverio Lombardi Vallauri.

 


Tradition and novelty

Kengo Kuma and Camper, together in Barcelona on Paseig de Gràcia

 

The Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is back with a new concept store for the project Together by Camper. Four years after his first collaboration with Camper on Via Montenapoleone in Milan, the architect has created a store on Paseig de Gràcia in Barcelona using traditional ceramic tiles to draw attention to the products on display and to create a connection between two distant cultures.

The idea is to display each item separately, in its own space, putting greater emphasis on the products, thanks to a system of niches made with ceramic parts. This architectural element is very popular in both Japan and Spain, though it is made in very different ways: in Japan the tiles are glazed and shiny, while in the Mediterranean regions they are left raw, clearly displaying the material.

The ceramic parts create the display niches, with a very simple form. Their repetition throughout the space generates a sense of complexity. They become walls, shelves, the sales counter, benches for customers; these natural ceramic parts are the sole features of the space.