5.5 designstudio: 5.5/10 dates the celebration book
5.5 designstudio: 5.5/10 dates the celebration book 5.5 designstudio: 5.5/10 dates the celebration book
oct 03, 2013

5.5 designstudio: 5.5/10 dates the celebration book

5.5 designerstudio: 5.5/10 dates the celebration book
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over the past decade, 5.5 designerstudio have developed a signature approach to their work, the book titled ‘5.5/10 dates’ published by FIRMA edizioni, offers a review of dates that have marked the company’s history. exposing their creative process in the form of an intimate diary or family album, the work demonstrates their evolution, reconciling signature pieces and brand-based industrial design.



the 5.5 very-very-first times in the book ‘5.5/10 dates’ published by firma edizioni
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plic plac ploc/qui est paul? resembles large petals that collect rain and help to water plants
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qui est paul? – plic plac ploc


‘the heavy rain in recent months has at least inspired us…’


plic-plac-ploc is the sound of raindrops hitting the ground but it’s also the name of garden furniture designed for the brand qui est paul? resembling large petals, they incorporate wide peripheral extensions that collect rain to help water your plants. this poetic design is self-sufficient and turns the furniture contents into a little garden. the range includes 3 sizes of pots, 1 settee, 1 armchair and a coffee table. a watering can designed to resemble an hourglass, fills up naturally at one end and drains at the other.



plic plac ploc/qui est paul? a watering can that fills up naturally at one end and drains at the other
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take along veuve clicquot and skip using a plastic bag
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veuve clicquot – take along


‘if 5.5 was champagne, we’d all be drinking it!’


the milan furniture show in 2008 and the 5.5’s project ‘champagne cellar’ marked the start of a long-term collaboration with veuve clicquot. takeaway packaging with five new products is set to come out in 2014 for the carte jaune brand and late-night entertainment venues. 


‘place the champagne in a bottle, the bottle in a cardboard box, the box in a plastic bag…, these are all stages in carting a bottle from the cellar to home. it is this over packaging that we have tackled to design veuve clicquot’s new packaging. we decided to skip one these stages – the plastic bag – simply by incorporating a handle in the box. but instead of adding a handle to the box, we designed the handle as an extruded section: replacing ‘more’ with ‘less’. says 5.5 designstudio.



ibis style hotel-accor group a system of modular services perfectly in keeping with the spirit of ibis styles
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ibis styles hotel/accor group – brand furniture


‘a system of modular services perfectly in keeping with the spirit of ibis styles’. accor is revamping its image and repositioning the ibis styles brand, having selected 5.5 designers to create branding furniture that creates convivial and interactive spaces in the public areas of its hotels. by embodying each necessary service as a ‘semi-furnished’ unit the 5.5 designers have defined an operational catalog that allows hybrid and geometrically variable furniture to be assembled from the components. the pieces can be adapted to the particular design of each hotel.



ibis style-accor group using design as a strategic tool
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alcaline box by 5.5/energizer ‘more than a pretty box of batteries…’
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energizer-alcaline box by 5.5


the purpose of designing a ‘pretty’ battery box is to create a desire to collect the objects at home and to prevent them being discarded into the environment. through this recycling of the metals it is possible to reduce the use of raw materials.


‘defining a ‘pretty’ used-battery box for energizer is taking a human and social stance, as the brand is committed to paying back all the profits from the commercial operation of the ‘energy solidarity’ association, which works to facilitate access to energy by the people of burkina faso.’ says 5.5 designstudio



beaches/ceramica cielo to take a shower on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world
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ceramica cielo – beaches


‘you can now take a shower on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. developed for the italian manufacture ceraminca cielo,this range of 5 shower trays evokes the destinations where you might want to take a shower. each one offers a texture and colors connected with a particular beach around the world. sand symbolizes getaways, holidays, heat, and everything we need to recharge our batteries in these critical times!’ 5.5 designstudio



beaches/ceramica cielo 5 shower trays offer a texture and colors connected with a particular beach around the world
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tectonique 5.5/oberflex designed as moving surfaces that separate, burst, split and come back together
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oberflex – tectoniques 5.5


with oberflex, design is really incorporated into a corporate business policy. tectonic plates are an expression of the earth’s inner life. the ‘tectonique’ ceiling collection arose from this desire to shift ceilings, to give them shape and reliefs by designing a new implementation system. summarized by 5.5 designstudio ‘when things move underneath, things move on the surface. the result is a series of models designed as moving surfaces that separate, burst, split and come back together to form microlandscapes reminiscent of our living earth.’ 



5.5 designstudio: new name and new office in the former industrial site, testut
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