metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
all images courtesy giacomo moor

 

 

 

precious walnut wood volumes, framed in black-varnished iron reticular structures, evoke through space in increasingly different ways: they outlines architectural shapes that, in addition to responding to specific demands, evoke archetypal metropolis skylines, crystallized over time and locked into the collective imagination. the metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis does not explicitly show its features, but it hangs suspended in an ambiguous dimension, inviting the user to interactively discover small unexpected secret compartments, drawers and trap doors.

metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
‘atlantis’, 2014

metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
‘babel’, 2014

 

 

‘the geometrical strictness of the design matches, in a sort of delicate balance, with the warm material-ness of walnut wood, in a rather intense synthesis that emphasizes the significance of wood and its handcrafted manufacturing,’ explains moor. ‘the function of the compartments are hidden due to the absence of handles, which are replaced by small black varnished steps to discreetly suggest the opening. this subtle discrepancy in the form-function relationship sets the system free from a strictly referential dimension and gives it an enigmatic, evocative and poetic elegance.’

metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
‘dedalus’, 2014

metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
‘katai’, 2014

metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
‘persepolis’, 2014

metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
‘tecla’, 2014

metropolis collection by giacomo moor for post design memphis
‘zefir’, 2014

 

 

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