GHIDINI1961 treats brass collection with new finishes at maison et objet
 

GHIDINI1961 treats brass collection with new finishes at maison et objet

 

maison et objet 2017: formed under the art direction of stefano giovannoni, GHIDINI1961 brings together a group of diverse creatives to consider the properties of brass through new and innovative contemporary designs for mass production. launched during milan design week 2016, the initial collection presented pieces by andrea branzi, fernando and humberto campana, richard hutten, studio job and nika zupanc.

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‘omini bowls’ by stefano giovannoni
bowls in stainless steel; brass polished, copper bronze, gunmetal finishing
dimensions: ø 21.5×7 cm – ø 24×10 cm – ø 26.5×13.5 cm
all images by tommaso sartori

 

 

for maison et objet 2017ghidini 1961 has reinterpreted the ‘brass collection’, adding a contemporary touch through the new polished steel, chrome, gunmetal, black lacquered, rose gold and copper bronze finishes. the pieces naturally adapt to the typical features of the company which include irony and elegance. the innovative finishings and the attention to detail enrich the set, making it more versatile and usable in several environments.

 

‘omini’ by italian designer stefano giovannoni is a set of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geometric and minimalist design. small lilliputians attack and animate the pure forms of objects, referring to the natural-artificial and abstract-figurative contradictions that have always characterized the relationship between man and the object.

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‘nowhere bullet’ by studio job
technical description: vase; brass polished, rose gold, chrome finishing
dimensions: ø 17×33 cm

 

 

based on a tale of two wild girls traveling across the united states, the ‘nowhere bullet’ vase features iconic studio job engravings and a typical oversized form giving a unique look to this piece.

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‘tip top trays’ by richard hutten
bread/candies holder; brass polished, rose gold, chrome finishing
dimensions: 20.5×3 cm – 20×5 cm – 20×7.5 cm

 

 

when you look at the top view of the tip-top series by droog design founder richard hutten, all the triangles have the same size. in 3D, these triangles have been stretched, creating a very surprising hexagonal structure, applied to different functions.

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‘flamingo’ lamp by nika zupanc
technical description: table lamp; brass polished, rose gold, chrome finishing
dimensions: 59×43 cm

 

 

a life-affirming parade of all brass furniture pieces is a highly amplified extension of something we’re always longing for. available in different finishes, these pieces by nika zupanc instantly evoke memories of exotic empires past. naturally, the collection wouldn’t be a nika zupanc without a proper injection of fantastical allure.

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‘florida bowl’ by nika zupanc
technical description: fruit bowl; brass polished, rose gold, chrome finishing
dimensions: 38x35x10 cm

 

 

called ‘florida bowl’ and designed by nika zupanc, this cast brass mass is all wrapped up, giving rise to a fruit bowl, something akin to the treasure found at the end of a rewarding peregrination. this crucible embodies a bit of wit and whimsy, reminiscent of the days when serving was still a big deal.

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‘double o’ by richard hutten
technical description: ice bucket; brass polished, copper bronze finishing
dimensions: 33.5×22.5 cm

 

 

for the ‘double o’ champagne cooler, richard hutten used his iconic loop shape. the o-shaped handle gives a playful yet elegant touch to the cooler. 

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‘opera tables’ by richard hutten
technical description: side tables; brass polished, copper bronze, gunmetal finishing, different sizes
dimensions: 46x23x57 cm – ø 28×57 cm – 35x35x57 cm

 

 

for the interior design of the dutch national opera and ballet, richard hutten designed these simple yet elegant and very useful side tables.

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‘butterfly’ by richard hutten
technical description: coatrack
butterfly, brass polished, rose gold finishing – dimensions: 205×45 cm
single butterfly, brass polished, rose gold, chrome finishing – dimensions: 14x10x10 cm

 

 

coats flit from coat hanger to coat hanger like a butterfly goes from one flower to another. butterflies have been a source of inspiration through art history; from ancient egypt to the renaissance until now it has always been a theme. the ‘butterfly coat hanger’ by richard hutten is playful, elegant and reminiscent of the insect’s course of life.

 

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