'transparent table' by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi
The Japanese design practice Nendo will present some new works within a solo exhibition at the Galleria Jannone, 125 Corso Garibaldi, during this year’s Salone del Mobile from 12 – 17 April. ‘textured transparancies’ is a collection of objects which explore transparency’s infinite nuances. For the ‘transparent table’ – the first object of the collection – the designers cast clear acrylic in a wooden form with a strong grain. The result is a table top with e very unique optical effect.
'Stolz und Schabernack' by Stefan Wieland
The titles of his works are as bloomy as they are colourful in appearance: ‘Stolz und Schabernack’ (‘pride and hoax’) or ‘Der frühe Morgen ist Verheißung’ (‘the early evening is a promise’). The German designer Stefan Wieland creates loud and expressive lamps and furniture made from roughly worked – welded, painted and bent materials such as acryl glass, veneer or laminate. In his likewise crude but beautiful explanations you will read comments like “To provoke errors and then cultivate them”, “Sunshine, o sunshine, how you are shining in my cup of peppermint tea” and “to split a painting into fragments and restructure”.