Caravan participates to the Call Over35 of the 21 Triennale International Exhibition with a project called Memobilia.
Memobilia links crafted unfinished classical furniture and digital fabricated elements. Due to the crisis many companies of the Italian furniture district had to close; furniture of this collection were all lying in a defaulted family workshop, on the master carver working table, abandoned together with their artisans’ knowhow. We believe there’s nothing lost; designers should find the gap between the old craft and the new technologies as an opportunity of continuity. Suggesting a new relation among industry and craftsmanship caravan designed five pieces that play with machining, materials and crafts.
The appearance of the pieces is finely balanced to avoid striking contrasts aiming at reinterpret the classical pieces with a contemporary appeal.
The collection includes:
comero’ is a chest of drawers with laser cut details applied; the same pattern is used on the brass top and on the leather that covers the drawers’ front.
contarlo is a console table whose missing leg has been reproduced from a 3d scan of the existing one. After the digitalization the leg has been edited and re-generated through 3d printed wooden filament giving to the piece an hybrid aspect, a look between crafted and digital.
poltrada is an armchair whose structure was upholstered using innovative 3d knitted fabrics and laser cut leather. The results is an armchair with an incorporated blanket that gives a warm hug to user and a distinctive look to the chair itself.
speculo’ is a mirror originally part of a lost dresser where the glass has been cut with the same pattern applied to the chest of drawers. It creates a strong yet fine contrast interacting with the user reflection.
sveglieuse is a dormeuse that has been reinterpreted with a volume of foam which creates a spacious cockpit. The unfinished foam structures is genuinely contrasting with the hand carved wooden base.
The exhibition is on display till May 9th at Palazzo dell’Arte, Triennale Foundation, floor -1.
For more information about the 21Triennale please visit: www.triennale.org