Roommate Collection by Alessandro D’angeli + De Bona De Meo

Designing from an architectural-urban aspect

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Roommate系列产品以几何拼接的形式作为特点,搭配以高饱和度的色彩,淡化了金属材质的带给人的冰冷感觉。该系列产品来自Formae,一个室内装饰配件品牌,擅长以快捷、图形化以及模块化的语言创造出新奇、轻松而活泼的家居用品。

A metallic soul, but not cold because of this. Lightweight geometries make up objects which seem to acquire their substance through the compactness of the colour. The Formae universe is composed of interior design accessories as the words of a minimal language – graphical accents, pop grammar, modular syntax – to be combined in ever-different manners, allowing owners to experiment with new, more relaxed and convivial living solutions.

▼Roommate系列产品,Roommate collection

▼几何图形的形式搭配高饱和度的色彩,geometries make up objects with the compactness of the colour

Roommate系列作为工业半成品,可根据不同的功能需求组合为多种多样的形式,其使用本身就是一个再创造的过程。该系列有两个代表产品: 由艺术家Alessandro D’angeli设计的Damasco书挡,以及由De Bona De Meo设计的Zenobio衣架,均属于功能性家居用品。

Formae also adds another unusual characteristic to its clean product geometry: born of a family manufacturing company specialised in metalworking, the young brand draws on an artisan know-how which reinterprets and gives new personality to the industrial semi-finished products which form the starting point for each object. In this manner, each product retains the echo of an industrial aesthetic which acts as a counterpoint to a skilful manual activity able to update its forms, each time creating authentic and original details.

At this September’s Maison et Objet – the international trade fair dedicated to the design and decoration of interior spaces – Formae will be officially presenting its brand and unveiling its second collection Roommate, at hall 6, stand J 158 in the Today signature section, dedicated to modern lifestyle with designs from both emerging and well-known designers. Visitors will get a first look at two products which are representative of the characteristics of the new collection, in which the metallic geometries of Formae form functional domestic architectural objects, often animated by a playful touch: Damasco, the bookends designed by Alessandro D’Angeli; and the coat rack Zenobio, designed by creative pairing De Bona De Meo.

▼Zenobio衣架,the coat rack Zenobio

▼铁丝在不同的方向上延伸、碰撞,交织,创造出门、拱门、窗户等建筑构件,evokes doors, arches and windows through the incessant evolution of wire

两个产品均以城市作为设计的起点:Damasco书挡的设计灵感来源于华丽光彩,同时也混乱复杂的大都市,Zenobio衣架则是意大利作家伊塔洛·卡尔维诺笔下描绘的无形之城,如行走在云端一般轻盈而空灵。虽均以城市和建筑作为视角,但两个产品的设计走向截然不同。Damasco的各种形态不一的书挡可作为书桌上的摆件,创造出不一样的城市视角:微观的建筑单体,或是组合起来的迷宫阵列。不同的空间组合为想象力提供无限的可能性。Zenobio衣架则体现出城市的纵向演变过程。铁丝在不同的方向上延伸、碰撞,交织,创造出门、拱门、窗户等建筑构件。该设计展现了线作为设计元素的精髓,即线可以创造出任意的体,唤醒空间的能量。

The reference, for both products, is formed by cities which are more or less real: for the first Damascus, a chaotic, confusing metropolis, the source of infinite splendour; for the other Zenobia, the funambulist city in the clouds from the visionary pen of Italo Calvino, one of his invisible cities. This architectural-urban aspect is a feature of both products, which is developed in a markedly different key: as a scenic backdrop in Damasco, where the bookend becomes a perspective view of the city, able to create miniature architectural glimpses, labyrinthine and disorientating, a pure space for interpretation offered up to the imagination. In Zenobio, on the other hand, it is transformed into a vertical thrust, which evokes doors, arches and windows through the incessant evolution of wire in an interplay on the essential nature and evocative power of the line and the contrasting voids it forms.

▼Damasco书挡,the bookends Damasco

▼创造出不一样的城市视角,the bookend becomes a perspective view of the city

▼微观的建筑单体,miniature architectural form

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