alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari

 

 

 

italian designer alessandro mendini creates a product and furniture collection inspired by california for cleto munari. the ‘2008’ collection features silver sculptures, rugs and furniture based on the utopian ideals of the state of california. the collection is being exhibited for three months at the ara pacis museum in rome and opened yesterday. the four furniture pieces in the collection are each accompanied by their own rug and the silver sculptures each represent one of eight different US states. the furniture consists of ‘los angeles’ a cocktail bar, ‘venice’ a vertical cabinet, ‘san francisco’ a partition wall and ‘golden gate’ an etched glass table featuring mendini’s personal notes. mendini describes california as ‘a magical destination, a mirage, a warm fertile and colourful place’. this unique perspective is clearly evident is the brightly coloured and polished pieces in this new collection.

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘golden gate’ table

 

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘golden gate’ table etched design taken from mendini’s personal notes

 

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘golden gate’ table

 

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘san francisco’ partition

 

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘los angeles’ accompanying rug

 

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘los angeles’ cocktail bar

 

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘san francisco’ partition

 

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari ‘venice’ vertical cabinet