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with de-siderio, studiopepe envisions its design objects in another world

milan-based studiopepe curates a virtual constellation ‘de-siderio’ that recounts all of its work across the past year. the team transcends medium to imagine a new atmosphere in which its pieces occupy, combining furniture design, architecture, film, and digital art. studiopepe comments: ‘each manifesto is unique, 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 changing relationship with objects.

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images courtesy of studiopepe
3D art by terzo piano | video direction by variante artistica



with its de-siderio collection and film, studiopepe poetically conceptualizes the design process of its furniture pieces alongside its fictional atmosphere. the team elaborates on the origin of the title: ‘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.’

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studiopepe entitles de-siderio to so express its collected body of works as an articulated and rich constellation. the design of each piece involved formal research, material studies, and analyses of signs and language, all aspects that are characteristic of the team’s design vision. the projects together no longer occupy a physical place, but an imaginary architecture created as a point of connection, told through a video that uses the poetic and synaesthetic language typical of art — creating references, connections, dialogues, analogies.

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