antonio pio saracino at design days dubai 2013
antonio pio saracino at design days dubai 2013 antonio pio saracino at design days dubai 2013
apr 05, 2013

antonio pio saracino at design days dubai 2013


‘molecular chair’ by antonio pio saracino




the ‘molecular chair’ by antonio pio saracino explores the relationship between scientific knowledge and expressive design. produced by italian manufacturer polimodel the seating piece is a visual representation of microscopic matter in the shape of a baroque chair. it is constructed from a wire-frame mesh covered with balls–of varying colors and sizes–made from recycled wool which are stitched together to create the cushioning.



the chair is constructed from a wire-frame mesh that is covered in ‘molecules’–balls made from recycled wool



‘molecular bench’



evolution of the ‘molecular’ chair



‘city within’ by antonio pio saracino–a special installation for design days dubai at bloomingdale’simage courtesy of bloomingdale’s-dubai




for design days dubai 2013, the new york-based designer and architect presented a site-specific installation, ‘city within’ at bloomingdale’s-dubai–the retail giant’s first international location outside of the united states. sheets of corrugated polycarbonate were hung from the ceiling, creating a massive volume. cut-outs were made to open up spaces within, their particular shapes informed by that of skyscrapers and other high-rises which make-up the city landscape. to accompany the grander work, images as well as physical representations of saracino’s work were displayed inside the space.




sheets of polycarbonate were suspended from the ceiling with cut-outs made–informed by the city landscapeimage courtesy of bloomingdale’s-dubai



worm’s-eye viewimage courtesy of bloomingdale’s-dubai



ground viewimage courtesy of bloomingdale’s-dubai



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