dodo arslan at triennale
 
dodo arslan at triennale
sep 22, 2009

dodo arslan at triennale

zero chaise lounge, limited edition, 2008 made from fiberglass image © designboom

designer dodo arslan considers himself a bit of a researcher and his recent exhibition at the triennale museum in milan gave an overview of his design process and finished pieces. arslan’s work comes from an extensive analysis of objects, disassembling them and making models to study a product’s components and materials. he explores shapes, prisms and spheres and the idea of a frame and structure of a piece, be it a skeleton, weft, mesh or chassis. arslan believes that a shape does not exist until it meets the material which enables it to be what it is and he experiments with his forms through a range of materials: from leather to metal, plexiglass to glass, from steel to carbon, from marble to polyurethane and from pyrex to pixel. his projects emerge from the combination of mechanical and anthropogenic items, divided between technology and the hand, working with the belief that a project emerges while it is being implemented, proceeding through a trial and error approach.

‘it is only by handling materials that we can truly notice how they behave, how they react to external stimuli.‘ – DA

dodo arslan at triennaleotto armchair, limited edition, 2009 made from carbon fiber image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennaleprofile view of the otto armchair image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennaleleudo collapsible sofa, prototype, 2003 made from steel and fabric image © designboom

dodo arslan’s leudo collapsible sofa was a shortlisted entry of the designboom competition 100% folding chairs prototypes wanted!

dodo arslan at triennaleleudo collabsible sofa, prototype, 2003 image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennalerenderings of leudo and how it collapses

dodo arslan at triennalestructural skeleton of the apple armchair image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennalefoam rubber structure of the apple armchair, 2005 image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennaleapple armchair for sphaus, 2005 made from foam rubber and fabric image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennalerenderings of the apple armchairdodo arslan at triennaleex.pilot armchair for sphaus, 2008 various materials image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennalerenderings of the ex.pilot armchair

dodo arslan at triennalecowres sofa for sphaus, 2007 various materials image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennaleback view of cowres sofa image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennaleaeronube suspension lamp, 2009 made from metal and wire image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennaleaeronube suspension lamp, model, 2009 made from metal wire and cardboard image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennalevespertina suspension lamp with collapsible diffuser, prototypes, 2002-2009 various materials – umbrella carcasses and elastic stockings image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennalevespertina suspension lamp with collapsible diffuser, prototypes, 2002-2009 various materials – umbrella carcasses and elastic stockings image © designboomdodo arslan at triennaleglamour suspension lamp for terzani, 2007 made from iron image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennaleglamour is made up of repetitive modules and iron rings image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennale aero suspension lamp for lucente, 2006 made from glass image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennale installation view of the suspension lamps image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennale kaleidolight floor lamp for axolight, 2007 made from glass image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennale detail of the kaleidoscope of light bulbs image © designboomdodo arslan at triennale duocanter decanter, limited edition, 2006 made from pyrex glass image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennale drawing of the duocanter

dodo arslan at triennale exhibition view image © designboom

dodo arslan at triennale designer dodo arslan portrait © designboom

dodo arslan at triennale curator fabio verdelli image © designboom

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