Creative connections between design and the world of women

A series of professionals who work in the fields of creativity, art, fashion, curatorship and food interact with the new furnishings. Through their image, their thinking and their work we offer objects another dimension.

Caterina Perazzi, Chef, Altatto

“For its own evolution, Altatto relies on and creates connections with the territory and its natural cycle. Every month, it is precisely nature that guides the preparation of the menu, inspiring our cuisine.” The Clara modular sofa is soft and enveloping, covered in Nabuk Wood leather, designed by Christophe Delcourt in his first collaboration with Baxter. In the photograph, the lateral modules with the large ottoman.

Sara Goldschmied & Eleonora Chiari, artists

“Working together, the first creative connection happens between our perspectives, which are often multifaceted and contradictory. The works are made as a duo, and always spring from dialogue, an infinite conversation between us. What we imagine and what we talk about is transformed into works over time, thanks to other creative connections that happen through the skills and expertise of our collaborators, Italian artisans with which we have the good fortune to work, at the French company that produces our Untitled Views mirrors.” The Shiro table by Oscar & Gabriele Buratti for Gallotti&Radice, with an inlaid wooden top in the Ebano Capri finish, ovalized bases covered in milled solid wood in the same finish, and details in chrome-plated metal. There is also an oval version with a top in marble, in a range of finishes. Charla chair by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell, with an ample rounded seat covered in teddy-bear bouclé fabric, legs in recycled plastic.

Francesca Verga, Project Manager

“In my work the creativity is research, care and continuous associations between memory, imagination and experience. Organizing and producing an art exhibition, for me it is necessary to create connections and to be 'contaminated,' to be able to imagine a new relationship between objects, forms, people and stories. Very often, the solving of problems requires great creativity, observation and the ability to bring the different, the ambivalent into the experience.” Alberese Wood modular sofa by Piero Lissoni for De Padova, an extension of the Alberese sofa with an added frame in dark stained wood that acts as a base and continues as a shaped table, square or rectangular. Seen here in Mistral biscuit-colored leather, with table in dark oak.

Gentucca Bini, Designer

“There is a mechanism by which in the moment just before the designing, all the information gathered in a lifetime, the passions and emotions, suddenly come to the aid of the idea to be achieved. These are creative connections, a magical process that puts all the expressive arts into contact, in which freedom and careful analysis become the main factors. In my case, no limit exists on possible connections, there is the freedom and ability to choose the right ones from the whole, for that moment and that context, to grant form to ideas and to establish a magical relationship with objects.” The Harbor Laidback chair by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia is part of the Harbor family of seating. Thanks to a mechanism hidden in the structure, the chair can rotate and recline. With a four-spoke swivel base, covered in leather or stitched fabric.

Irene Cuzzaniti, florist

“I often seek collaborations outside my working ambit, with designers, architects, interior decorators, stylists, agronomists, graphic artists, photographers, writers and poets, artisans and artists, and also publishers. My work is about expression, and in the long run I need to move in other directions with respect to aesthetics as an end in itself, so I shift my research into other discipline, in search of new stimuli. The value of flowers is always prevalently visual, but the connection with other professions adds meanings, and often another kind of usefulness.” The Francis table designed by Giuseppe Bavuso for Rimadesio, a contemporary interpretation of antique refectory tables. In this version the structure is in dark brown aluminium, with a top in walnut with slightly rounded edges, and a very expressive longitudinal opening.

Photo Emanuele Zamponi - Styling Carolina Trabattoni - Photographer assistant Elisa Ferraris - Make up Greta Roncoroni