award-winning designer, alessandro zambelli, has launched his first collection and it is literally out of this world. macrocosmos populates parallel and surreal worlds with bizarre creatures dreamed up by zambelli in his line of furniture accessories devised, designed and 100-percent designer-made. 


fantasy creatures, at home in distant galaxies,
all images © mattia maestri

 

 

the collection is made up of eight different components and varying vases and receptacles, combining shapes and colours and different sizes. each piece, conceived  by zambelli as a little presence for the household, has been printed in 3D by fusion deposition modelling and embellished with coloured ERGAL and brass.


macrocosmos is a collection of vases and receptacles, conceived as little presences within the household

 

 

throughout the series of fantasy creatures, there is a dreamlike quality to the synthesis of suggestions from which they come, which penetrates the animal, vegetable and human world with an ironic gaze. these creatures internalise the geometric perfection of a magnifying glass over the animal micro-universe, mixed with the vivid, energising hues of plant life.


every piece is printed in 3D by fusion deposition modelling and embellished with coloured ERGAL and brass

 

 

the collection is a genuine and overt tribute to the world of science fiction and the eternal human fascination with unkown universes, yet the fluid lines of the pieces have a hint of humanity. dreamed up by alessandro zambelli the collection marks the official launch of alessandro zambelli edizioni, a new brand focusing on experimentation in design and on the creation of limited-edition objects and accessories.


eight different components combine shapes and colours as well as different sizes

 

 

macrocosmos derives from my very personal desire to lend a new and contemporary interpretation to a specific manufacturing sector,‘ the designer explains. ‘until a few decades ago, this was a staple industry in the village where I live, known to this day as ‘the village of toys’ because of its vast numbers of doll and toy factories. My intention was to revive the near-surreal amazement I used to feel as a child whenever I saw those stacks of wooden crates, crammed with toy parts for assembly with the insight of the person I now am.’


a genuine tribute to the world of science fiction and fascination with unknown universes

 

 

so far there are eight different components in the macrocosmos series which are immediately iconic, yet emotional, betraying an unmistakeable degree of abstraction and instantly recognisable from their brightly mixed media. the result is pop art: an ironic and playful macrocosm. the collection preview is available inside the LUISAVIAROMA online shop from 15 November.


macrocosmos is an alchemy of pop-art visions, laced with irony

 

 

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edited by: kieron marchese | designboom

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