elena salmistraro evokes giorgio morandi's work in lamps for seletti
 
elena salmistraro evokes giorgio morandi's work in lamps for seletti
mar 11, 2016

elena salmistraro evokes giorgio morandi's work in lamps for seletti

elena salmistraro evokes giorgio morandi’s work in lamps for seletti
(above) lamps are made in glass, porcelain, wood, and cork
all images courtesy of elena salmistraro

 

 

 

‘MRND’ lamps are a tribute to the master giorgio morandi, showcasing a current reinterpretation of his work declined through an emotional dialectic that wants to evoke the ‘morandiana’ atmosphere, in a union between art and design. the objects by morandi that are most iconic belong to his still life, in particular, the bottles made magical by the clever use of feeble colors and illuminated by a soft light.

elena salmistraro mrnd lamps seletti designboom
MRND maria teresa — (green) ø cm. 19 h. 36,5 ≈ø 7.5″ h. 14.3″ ≈

 

 

 

elena salmistraro, with a method that is almost surgical, extracts the objects from the canvas that imprisons them, taking them back to the three-dimensional world. by transforming the bottles into lamps, the enchanted light that morandi used to give to his work becomes part of the object itself, the shadows – wisely used –  become discordant materials, the ripples coming from the brush stroke of the master acquire a specific configuration converting themselves into a texture that has a contemporary flair. also, the colors get a new life, yet staying natural and soft, chasing a new position within our current perspective.

elena salmistraro mrnd lamps seletti designboom
MRND anna — (powder pink) ø cm. 16 h. 39,5 ≈ø 6.3″ h. 15.6″ ≈

elena salmistraro mrnd lamps seletti designboom
MRND dina — (grey – light blue) ø cm. 15,5 h. 29,5 ≈ø 6.1″ h. 11.6″ ≈

elena salmistraro mrnd lamps seletti designboom
the designer pays a homage to italian painter giorgio morandi

elena salmistraro mrnd lamps seletti designboom
image © MADEinDESIGN

elena salmistraro mrnd lamps seletti designboom
MRND lamps for seletti

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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