rocking seat & bench by lanzavecchia + wai for secondome
 
rocking seat & bench by lanzavecchia + wai for secondome rocking seat & bench by lanzavecchia + wai for secondome
dec 24, 2013

rocking seat & bench by lanzavecchia + wai for secondome

rockers n1 + n2: rocking seat and bench by lanzavecchia + wai for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 

 

‘ROCK IT’ by lanzavecchia + wai
secondome gallery, rome
nov 20, 2013 through jan 25, 2014

 

 

 

designers francesca lanzavecchia and hunn wai of lanzavecchia + wai have been commissioned by claudia pignatale, founder and artistic director of secondome gallery to develop a series of rocking furniture pieces for ‘rock it’, the creative collective’s first solo show in rome. entitled ‘rockers, n°1 & n°2 – see-saw, for one & for two’, the collection demonstrates how children’s play, through a sophisticated design process, can be transformed into refined objects for adults with meaning and intent. ‘lightness is an oxymoron and a moving goal always beyond our grasp,’ explain lanzavecchia and wai. ‘if lightness is a dream it inevitably recalls the most ineffable of the inconsistencies: the wonderful time dedicated to the industrious, and at the same time lazy, play-game.’ to achieve a sense of lightness, the duo uses motion and the dynamic help of the laws of physics.

 

 


rocker n°2, for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 

both objects combine skillful craftsmanship — ‘the result, ironically enough to be playful, is the encounter between steel – the material emblematic of solidity – and one of the most beloved childhood icons. we can play ‘cowboy’ as suggested by the material used for saddles, and so smile and be light,’ they add.

 

 


saddle detail, rocker n°2, for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 


saddle detail, rocker n°2, for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 


rocker n°1, for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 


rocker n°1, for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 


rocker n°1, for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 


rocker n°1, for secondome gallery
image © serena eller

 

 

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