dossofiorito presents les choses cabinet at saint-etienne biennale dossofiorito presents les choses cabinet at saint-etienne biennale
mar 15, 2015

dossofiorito presents les choses cabinet at saint-etienne biennale

dossofiorito present les choses, a reverse cabinet at saint-etienne biennale
oak wood, stoneware, stainless steel
all images by federico villa

 

 

 

‘les choses’ is a reverse cabinet, in which the content usually stored within, becomes the container. dossofiorito brings old family tools into the furniture piece with a fossilized effect achieved in stoneware, with the instruments systematically arranged on its exterior. in their physical absence, the objects project super presences standing not solely as graphic signs, but also retaining some aspect of their original materiality.

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3/4 of the cabinet which has stoneware panel inserts that depict impressions of tools

 

 

 

the storage unit is part of the exhibition ‘l’essence du beau’ (‘the essence of beauty’) curated by sam baron at the biennale internationale design saint-etienne 2015 until april 12th. issued by the ESADSE (saint-etienne higher school of art and design), the show brings forth pieces which have been created to project intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of an object, and what defines its character.  ‘l’essence du beau’ immerses visitors in a dictionary of products, an organized cabinet of curiosities that stimulates their perception by means of unusual representations of ideas. dossofiorito les chose saint etienne biennale designboom
detail of the wood mortise and tenon joints

 

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‘les choses’ is a reverse cabinet displaying what is normally stored within, on its exterior

 

dossofiorito les chose saint etienne biennale designboom
the tools are ‘fossilized’ into stoneware

 

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detail of the stoneware

 

dossofiorito les chose saint etienne biennale designboom
‘les choses’ by dossofiorito

  • Those are dovetail joints, not mortise and tenon. That being said, they’re done really well and fit the aesthetic.

    Robert Hunt says:
  • reminds me on formafantasma

    enis says:

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