antonio aricò composes still alive set of desk-organizing objects for seletti
 
antonio aricò composes still alive set of desk-organizing objects for seletti
nov 29, 2015

antonio aricò composes still alive set of desk-organizing objects for seletti

antonio aricò composes still alive set of desk-organizing objects for seletti
images by matteo rossi

 

 

 

functioning as both a practical and playful interpretation of an ordinary desk organizer, italian designer antonio aricò has formed the ‘still alive’ collection for seletti as a sensorial, tactile, and dynamic home object. presented at CABLE design during miami art week 2015, the set is informed by the artistic and timeless theme of the ‘still life’, and the interplay of shapes put together by painters when composing a piece. 

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the collection draws influence from the artistic and timeless theme of the ‘still life’

 

 

 

the set comprises a tall ‘terracotta’ pitcher-shaped volume, which can be used to hold tall, cumbersome desk objects like rulers or scissors; a wooden vase divided into three parts for storing small, loose items like tacks and paperclips; a practical cup made of brass, which can be used to organize pens and pencils; a wooden box to hide precious writing instruments and less used tools; a porcelain bottle, which can hold a small bouquet of flowers to brighten up a workspace; a ‘celadon’ resin pyramid-shaped box to put personal treasures in; and a magical magnifying glass sphere to help its uses read small print.

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each object acknowledges the interplay of shapes put together by painters when composing a piece

 

 

 

every piece has its own carved-out place on an accompanying polygonal wooden base, allowing the user the freedom to move them around and arrange them by their various functions and materials as they wish.

 

the ‘still alive’ collection is latent with practical yet clever aesthetic characteristics that make each piece equally adaptable to an office desk or living room table, seamlessly integrating into any daily routine.

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the ‘still alive’ collection is latent with practical yet clever aesthetic characteristics

 

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