alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari
alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari
apr 09, 2009

alessandro mendini: 2008 collection for cleto munari

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.

‘golden gate’ table


‘golden gate’ table etched design taken from mendini’s personal notes


‘golden gate’ table


‘san francisco’ partition


‘los angeles’ accompanying rug


‘los angeles’ cocktail bar


‘san francisco’ partition


‘venice’ vertical cabinet

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