‘palombella’ lamp uses a swimming cap image © designboom

triennale design museum in milan presents the work of designer paolo ulian, entitled’ tra gioco e discarica’ (playing and discarding), exhibition curated by enzo mari. the show is divided in four categories: challenging the waste of refuse, minimizing scrap, reinterpreting existing objects, and the game of design. open until february 28, 2010.

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica a view into the exhibition of one-offs, objects in production, prototypes image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica cardboard vases for skitschimage © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica cardboard vases for skitsch image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica close-up image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica the idea image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica egg holder image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica a view into the exhibition image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘ciotolone’ bowl made of laser-cut steelimage © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘vago’ vase for up group image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘panello decorativo’ decorative cardboard panels image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica detail image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘print’ for sensi&c., a pair of beach slippers which impress on the sand the sentence ‘who loves me follow me’ image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘mat-walk’ bath mat with integrated slippers for droog design

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘armonica’ bookshelf for bieffeplast image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica from left to right: ‘pet bed’, cabriolet’ and ‘tandem’ for azzurra ceramiche image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘cabriolet’ the low table turns into a bench image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘pet bed’ for droog design image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘rotella tagliapizza’ pizzacutter for zani&zani

a single curved steel ribbon provides a grip and stands on the table.

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘virgola’ for zani&zani, cutting board with handle raised above the level of the board image © designboompaolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘una seconda vita’ bowl made of biscuits

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica terracotta bowls image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica enzo mari in the exhibition image © designboom

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘matriosca’ image © designboom

armchair made by superimposing ten stackable plastic ‘mono-block chairs which legs are cut off at different heights.

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘sci-volante’ indoor game (prototype) image © designboom

a bath mat with handles attached.

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica sketch for ‘sci-volante’ paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘finger biscuit’ for ferrero paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘finger biscuit’

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘golosimetro’ white and dark chocolate bar with measurements

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica ‘anemone’

table lamp made out of 400 bic pens.

paolo ulian   tra gioco e discarica paolo ulian portrait © designboom

paolo ulian (massa 1961). graduated at accademia di belle arti of carrara, italy and attended isia institute in florence, where he graduated in industrial design in 1989. he started to work with enzo mari in milan until 1992, and then opened his own studio with his brother giuseppe. paolo ulian exhibited his work in several shows in italy and abroad, and won a few prizes such as the ‘design for europe’ award, ‘design report award’ and the ‘dedalus’ prize. he collaborated with driade, bieffeplast, fontana arte, luminara,  zani & zani, bbb emmebonacina, sensi&c., droog design, coop, azzurra ceramica, and skitsch.