lorenzo damiani shows in achille castiglioni's studio
lorenzo damiani shows in achille castiglioni's studio lorenzo damiani shows in achille castiglioni's studio
jun 12, 2012

lorenzo damiani shows in achille castiglioni's studio

a tiny paper achille looks at ‘omolux’
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italian designer lorenzo damiani is known for infusing an element of surprise into his products.
an exhibition displaying his works was shown at the studio achille castiglioni during milan design week 2012.

giovanna castiglioni, achille’s daughter, director of the achille castiglioni foundation
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‘omolux’ self-production, design by lorenzo damiani, 2006
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‘omolux’ LED light character made from coils, design by lorenzo damiani
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a view into castiglioni’s studio
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objects by lorenzo damiani next to achille castiglioni’s masterpieces
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‘onlyone’ faucet produced for IB rubinetterie, design by lorenzo damiani, 2006
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model of ‘onlyone’
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‘fold’  for ceramica flaminia, design by lorenzo damiani
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bent chrome pipes are usually considered as a flaw. this faucet design gives new meaning to the look of bent metal; it actually
becomes the characterizing component. the pieces is part of the ‘fold’ bathroom collection for ceramiche flaminia.

a view into the studio of achille castiglioni
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‘new life’, design by lorenzo damiani, 2011
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damiani’s remarkable recycling ‘new life’ collection made entirely of pressboard.

‘foglio’ bending marble bench, design by lorenzo damiani, 2012
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demonstrating the flexibility of the marble
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lorenzo sitting on his ‘bending marble bench’

production images on show

photo of achille castiglioni and lorenzo damiani on a bulletin board at the castiglioni studio
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‘segni’ (signs) tiles for refin, by lorenzo damiani, 2010
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‘air pouf’ produced by campeggi, design by lorenzo damiani, 2005 next to a vacuum cleaner by achille castiglioni
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a vacuum cleaner housed in a polyurethane pouf with a removable fabric cover.
the hoover, which can be placed wherever you wish to welcome your guests, acts as a comfortable sitting place,
as well as home appliance. the fusion between these two elements gives birth to a new typology of design items.
it appears like a sphere with three holes: the first one for the draft tube, the second one for the start button and the last one
for letting air escape; three coloured spheres close the holes when using the pouf as a sit, and fly off when you turn
on the hoover hidden inside it.

sketches by lorenzo damiani
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a view into achille castiglioni’s studio
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‘slope’ for campeggi,  design by lorenzo damiani, 2012
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slope’ is an armchair, ladder and informal seat all at the same time.
see designboom’s coverage of the multipurpose object here.

lorenzo damiani showing the different uses for ‘slope’

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lorenzo damiani
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the studio museum achille castiglioni in milan is open to public.
reservation is required to visit.
guided tours are from tuesday to saturday at 10, 11 and 12 a.m.
the visit takes about 60 minutes. there is a maximum of 20 people per hourly tour.
tickets can be purchased directly in the studio museum.

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