Interview by: ‘common knowledge’

Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am 31 year old, I studied at the academy formerly known as, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht (ABKM) graduating as a product designer. My parents are Italian but I was born in Germany. I grew up in bilingual space, which was a great enrichment for my every day life. What would you consider your distinctive achievement? Once I’ve got someone out of prison. All on a legal way, of course, which was a great achievement. Due to my freelance work as a translator for German police. My graduation, is also an achievement for me. Every new project, sale, gallery, […]

BRANKO POPOVIC BLOG

Design from Limburg at Museum Het Domein Design is probably not the first thing that pops in your mind when you think of Limburg, but it has been there for quite some time. For the very first time De Salon Foundation initiated an overview exhibition where you can see the work of 28 selected designers from the province of Limburg. Chequita Nahar, designer and one of the leading teachers at ABKMaastricht has been asked to curate this exhibition.  The exhibition shows work of established designers like Ted Noten andMaurice Mentjens but also of several emerging talents like Danielle Vroemen and Valentin Loellmann. Although I have seen most of the included work before […]

chometemporary

Marco Iannicelli e le sue provocazioni contemporanee Durante in Salone del Mobile si possono scoprire diversi progetti basati su riflessioni decisamente contemporanee. Una particolarmente interessante è stata fatta dal designer Marco Iannicelli. I suoi due progetti esposti sono il risultato di pensieri profondi e critici, che cercano di ”svegliare” e provocare il mondo dei consumatori, per renderli più attenti al proprio modo di vivere. Il designer ha voluto riproporre durante la settimana del design il suo progetto di laurea. La riflessione sulla quale si è concentrato parte dalla mitologia greca, in particolare dal mito di Sisypho, da cui l’opera prende il nome. In tutte le storie che lo riguardano, il […]

Spiegel-Online

Slow Design Marco Iannicelli, Aachener mit italienischen Wurzeln, arbeitet dagegen ganz ohne technisch raffiniertes Material. Er braucht für seine verstellbaren Stehlampen verschieden dicke Äste, zum Beispiel von Birken, Rubinien, Ahorn oder Kirsche, die er ein halbes Jahr lang lagert. Dann baut er daraus die Lampenarme, fügt sie mit zwei selbstgebauten Gelenken zusammen und versieht sie mit einer Traktorenleuchte. Ein Jahr hat er sein Werk getestet, ehe er sich sicher war, dass das Holz nicht mehr arbeitet. Eine Galerie in Los Angeles konnte er schon überzeugen, die Lampen-Skulpturen auszustellen, in Europa wartet Iannicelli noch auf Interessenten. Fünfzig limitierte Lampen will er herstellen, und alle werden sich in der Form und Proportion […]