The Manifesto Projects have always been an occasion for Studiopepe to study in depth but also to ask some questions. In such a complicated year, the Milanese studio does not stop and does not deny, on the contrary, it proposes a new video based on the conceptual approach, embellished with a broad, cultured and visionary iconographic background, which distinguishes it.
A ‘constellation’ imagined by Studiopepe that collects projects, furnishings, objects, lights, finishes, drawings but also inspirations (and questions, in fact) developed during 2020, a year certainly different from the others.
“Each Manifesto is unique”, tell Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, founders of the creative studio, but they all share our vision of design and represent a collection of projects and suggestions we’ve completed during the year – a summary occurred in the design of a place and an experience asking ourselves questions on themes such as the use of public or domestic spaces and our ever chancing relationship with objects”.
In these challenging times, questions are necessary and of a different kind. The sociality and the use of collective spaces have radically changed. For this reason, this year Studiopepe focused the attention on a concept related to a more mental dimension: il desiderio (desire).
The word desiderio is composed of the Latin prefix de-, meaning ‘lack of’, and the word sidus which literally means ‘star’. To desire something literally means, ‘to lack stars’, to ‘feel a lack of stars’, or, in other words, to feel that something is wanting, and therefore foster a sentiment of passionate seeking.
De-siderio is the name Studiopepe gave to their imagined constellation, a constellation made up by all their projects designed in 2020 for Baxter, cc-tapis, Gallotti&Radice, Petite Friture, Tacchini, Tooy, Wall&decò.
It is an articulated and rich constellation that involved formal research and research on materials, analysis of signs and language: all aspects that are characteristic of Arianna e Chiara design vision.
It’s no longer a physical place that reflects our projects, but an imaginary architecture created in order to connect projects, told through a video that uses the poetic and synaesthetic language typical of art, creating references, connections, dialogues, analogies.
“Because De-siderio is what moves our soul and keeps us constantly curious, in the passionate – and very human – research for conjunction and beauty conclude” Arianna and Chiara.