antonio marras interprets segno italiano craft during milan design week
antonio marras interprets segno italiano craft during milan design week
apr 17, 2015

antonio marras interprets segno italiano craft during milan design week

antonio marras interprets segno italiano craft during milan design week
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during milan design week, fashion designer antonio marras joins forces with segno italiano‬ for the exhibition ‘il sentiero dei nidi di ragno’ (the nest of spiders), infilling the nonostantemarras showroom with an array of intricately handcrafted objects and installations. amidst the furniture and accessories — each adopting traditional artistic italian craft in their design — the naturalistic exhibition comprises and an enclosed chamber infilled with birds nests, each intertwined with hanging strands of colored, twisted fabric. birds fly throughout the separated site, using the fashion-fused, intricately built nests as their personal habitats.


marras additionally adds a couture twist to craft — segno italiano‬ has cooperated with the best artisans in the south of sardinia to present a collection of baskets made from river cane, myrtle and olive with willow handles. each have been reinterpreted by ‪marras, who incorporates his own fabric pieces into their composition, a transformation which sees the woven objects become functional handbags.

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the nonostantemarras space is infilled with objects and installations 
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marras interprets woven baskets with fabric
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interwoven fabric pieces turn the crafted baskets into handbags
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detail of the fabric woven into the basket collection
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fashion, design and craft unite for the exhibition during milan design week
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birds nests feature hanging fabric strips
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birds use the fabric-woven nests as a habitat
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the installation sees small birds fly throughout the space
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marras adds fabric panels to the birds nests
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a metal wheel acts as supports for the bird baskets to hang
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items from the segno italiano collection include net woven hammocks and a foldable armchair
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glass blown vases and ceramic tableware forms part of the exhibition
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exhibition view of ‘il sentiero dei nidi di ragno’ in milan
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