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NEWS 07.04.14

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HOT & COLD

Opening Tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 03.04.14

Photography: SPK

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT & COLD

Fabrica for Daikin presents Hot & Cold, an immersive labratory of hot and cold experiences.

8 -13 April 2014
Via Maiocchi 5/7
Milan (MM Porta Venezia)
Opening Hours - 11:00/21:00

hotandcold.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 03.04.14

Photography: SPK

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE CLIMATES

Fabrica for Moleksine presents new Prototypes and tools for growing and sharing ideas.

8 -13 April 2014
Via Maiocchi 5/7
Milan (MM Porta Venezia)
Opening Hours - 11:00/21:00

 

 

 

 

NEWS 02.10.14

Photography: SPK

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILEMMA

Introducing Dilemma, an uncertain table piece that can be used as fruit bowl or a cake plate. 

Buy it Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 01.10.14

Photography: MZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

400 MILLION TO ONE

A carpet is inspired by the planets of our solar system, and their relationship to the Sun. 

 

 

 

NEWS 01.10.13

Photography: KH

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHRINES

Designed in collaboration with: Namyoung An & Callum Brown

A collection of contemporary Shrines retain the character and iconography of the traditional commemorative shrine, while adopting new contents that apply to modern living. The pieces were commisioned by the Glasgow based design company GOODD as part of "Visual Object For The Home".

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 13.09.13

Graphics:: NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

Presenting two projects during the London Design Festival.

In collaboration with Namyoung An & Callum Brown we are launching the Shrines Collection for Glasgow based design company GOODD at Design Junction

As part of Fabrica I'm also exhibting Reservoir Rug for Taiping at Midori House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 06.09.13

Photography: MZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAWING GLASS

Introducing two new pices callied Measurements and Perspective, which are part of the Drawing Glass collection by Fabrica, exhibited during Paris Design Week 2013.

"DRAWING GLASS"

6 -15 September
Christian Lacroix Boutique
2-4 Place Saint-Sulpice,
75006 Paris

T: +33 14633489500
www.christian-lacroix.com

 

 

 

 

NEWS 07.06.13

Photography: PG

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESERVOIR RUG

Introducing Reservoir Rug, which is part of of a carpet collection by Fabrica Design Department for Tai Ping, exhibtied during Paris Designers Days 2013.

"FROM THE FLOOR UP"

5th-8th June
10.00 am - 7.00 pm
Hotel de Livry
4-6 rue de Montalembert
Paris

 

 

 

 

NEWS 09.04.13

Photography: MZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASTELLO DI MASINO VESSEL

An object inspired by a place of Italian heritage - the Castello Di Masino, located in the province of Turin. The piece is part of the Belvedere Collection by Fabrica, exhibited during Milan Design Week 2013. For more information about the project have a look here.

BELVEDERE
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Via Mozart 14, 20122 Milano, Italy

10 April - 5 May 2013
10am to 6pm

 

 

 

NEWS 19.02.13

Photography: MZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFSHOOT

Introducing Offshoot, for Fabrica - a proposal for a public intervention that draws the invisible line between a tree and the wooden stool it may eventually become. The hanging mobile is suggested as an extension of the tree itself, growing through the steps of the production process, branching from a cut log into component parts and finally a useable stool. Bringing transparency to this process pays tribute to a tree as an abundant resource, and asks us not to take it for granted. 

 

NEWS 07.01.13

Graphics: PB

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No7: HONG KONG

We would like to invite you to contribute to the MOBILE MUSEUM No.7 which will be staged at the Hong Kong based art and design gallery Ilivetomorrow from February 7th—February 26th, 2013.

To see examples of our previous MM events, and guidelines for contributing please visit our website.

www.themobilemuseum.net

NEWS 2012

NEWS 28.09.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No6: BEIJING

The Mobile Museum is now showing in Beijing at the 01100001 Art Gallery in CaoChangdi Village.

28 September — 6 October 2012

0110 0001 Gallery
C3, Red No.1, Caochangdi,
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015
China

www.01100001.com

 

 

 

NEWS 04.09.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ART OF KNIT

The Art of Knit, for United Colors of Benetton, is a new type of pop-up experience in the heart of Soho, New York City. Here you will find a world of knit, color and creativity—the definitive story of the Benetton brand.

135 Crosby Street
SoHo – New York NY 10012

www.benetton.com/popup/

 

 

 

 

NEWS 03.08.12

Graphics: PB

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No6: BEIJING

We would like to invite you to contribute to the MOBILE MUSEUM No.6 which will be staged during Beijing Design Week from 28th September - 6th October 2012

To see examples of our previous MM events, and guidelines for contributing please visit our website.

www.themobilemuseum.net


 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 24.07.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLATE LIFE

Introducing Plate Life - a domestic still life drawing inspiration from the fundamental principles of photography, composed of a frame, a subject and a light source. The piece draws comparison between a photographic umbrella & the humble dish rack, positioning two ceramic bowls and a light-source in a state of interdependency - the larger silvered plate directing the light source back upon itself.

Plate Life is part of the Still Lights collection, by Fabrica Design Department for &Foam in Amsterdam.

Still Lights
19 July – 21 October 2012
&Foam
Vijzelstraat 781017 HL Amsterdam


 

 

NEWS 17.07.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM IN GESTALTEN BOOK

The Mobile Museum has been publsihed in "Taken by Surprise", a book exploring Cutting-Edge Collaborations between Designers, Artists and Brands, published by Gestalten and availabe here-

www.gestalten.com/news/new-release-taken-surprise

 


 

 

NEWS 10.07.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINDPOINT

Introducing Wind Point, an object for measuring and appreciating the wind. A wood surface catches the wind, a point indicates direction, and linear structure depicts the four compass marks.

Wind Point is part of Skyline, a new collection by Fabrica Design Department for Brera Garden Floor event, orgnised by Listen Agency, in Milano Scala Hotel.

SkyLine
2 July — 7 October 2012
Hotel Milano Scala
Via dell'Orso 7, Milano
Open Monday to Friday (19.00 – 23.00)

 

 

 

 

NEWS 11.06.12

Photography: P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITALIAN WORKSHOP DESIGN

Dean Brown will be representing Scotland for IWD 2012, a chair design workshop, instigated by the Italian Chiair District, and art directed by Valentina Carretta.

The 8 intenational designers were selected by Sam Baron and were paired with 8 chair producers from the Manzano chair district.

 

 

 

 

NEWS 07.06.12

Photography: S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPLIFTING CARAFES

A family of glass carafes for oil, vinegar, water and wine. The pieces are produced by Secondome, and were launched at Milan Furniture Fair as part of the 2012 Secondome/Fabrica glass collection.

 

 

 

NEWS 24.05.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOOLS : HIDDEN CREATOR

A compostion of work tools, published in the May 2012 issue of Surface China Magazine, as part of the Tools: Hidden Creator Feature.

 

 

 

 

NEWS 09.05.12

Graphics:: NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERVILLE

A paper-making workshop in colaboration with Namyoung An at Mudam, Luxembourgs foremost museum dedicated to contemporary art & design.

Workshop participants are invited to build an imagined town called Paperville. Using simple paper folding techniques new residents are encouraged to make Paperville better for themselves, and the community.

Make a house for you and your family. Pave a road connecting you with your neighbours. Open a Hair Salon. Build a Tennis court. Start a mexican restaurant. Create a public sculpture. Make a difference...

Mudam Luxembourg
3, Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499, Luxembourg

Sunday 13th May, 2012

 

NEWS 16.04.12

Photography: AF
Chair: JM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VILLA NECCHI

A site specific collection by Fabrica Design Department for Villa Necchi - a1930's Villa in the heart of Milan. Using the historical inhabitants and the interior as a point of inspiration we created 25 unique objects to feature in every room of the house.

Shown here is the Hall Rug, sponsored by Nodus. It tels the story of a stair carpet that aspires to be a real rug.

Villa Necchi Campiglio,
Via Mozart, 14, Milan, Italy

April 13 - 6 May, 2012

 

NEWS 16.04.12

Photography: ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJET COLORÈ

Introducing Objet Coloré - a display system for United Colors of Benetton, by Fabrica Design Departmernt. The project is a way of distilling the values of Benetton into store furniture that highlights and complements apparel and accessories.

Objet Coloré can be found in the London, Paris, Milan & Barcelona Benetton Icon stores as well as the Triennale, Milan.

Objet Préféré/Objet Coloré
Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121, Milano

April 17 - 22, 2012

 

NEWS 16.04.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEARCHING FOR CASSIOPEIA

12 chairs by Fabrica Design Department for the Italian Chair District. Showing at MOST during the Salone del Mobile, Milan.

Shown here is Chair No4, inspired by the notion of standing on a chair to reach a high point.

MOST
Museo Nazionale della Scienza
e della Tecnologia
Via Olona, 6B - 20123 Milan, Italy

April 17 - 22, 2012

 

 

 

NEWS 16.04.12

Photography: AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJET PRÉFÉRÈ AT THE TRIENNALE

Objet Préféré Furniture Collection will be showing in Milan during the Salone. The pieces were originally made in collaboration with the cultural centre Grand-Hornu Images in Belgium.

Objet Préféré/Objet Coloré
Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121, Milano

April 17 - 22, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 04.04.12

Photography: MB
Video Editing: LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPINESS AND OTHER SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES: EXHIBITION NOW OPEN

Here you can see us setting up the exhibtion, from start to finish.

 

 

NEWS 25.03.12

Graphics:: CM

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPINESS AND OTHER SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES: DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON

Exhibition Design in collaboartion with the Colors Team.

Happiness and other survival techniques, an exhibition of Colors Magazine

Design Museum
Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD
Open daily 10am - 5:45pm

April 4 - 13, 2012

 

NEWS 27.01.12

Photography: A

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No4: HELSINKI NOW OPEN

Shown is Authentic No.2 - labelled food cans depicting a dystopian future scenario where the sky is so polluted that the only way to enjoy fresh air is to purchase it - canned and preserved from a cleaner past. Scottish, Canadian and Icelandic varieties available.

The Mobile Museum at Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Fin-00130, Helsinki

27th January - 6th May 2012

 

NEWS 2011

NEWS 22.11.11

Graphics: PB

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No5: LUXEMBOURG

The Mobile Museum will also be showing in Luxembourg, under the curatorial theme of MONEY. It will feature as part of the Fabrica exhibition Next Cabane, If you are interested in contributing you can find more information here.

Mudam Luxembourg
3, Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499, Luxembourg

11th February - 6th June 2012

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 01.12.11

Photography: GM

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRAGRANCE VESSEL

Part of Shared Glass - a collection, exhbition and workshop defined by the shared experience of MFA Design students from VCUQatar, the residents from FABRICA Design department and the glass maker Massimo Lunardon (July 2011).

Katara Art Centre, Cultural Village Foundation, Building 5 - Doha, Qatar

1 December 2011 - 7 January 2012

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 22.11.11

Graphics: PB

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No4: HELSINKI

The Mobile Museum has moved on from Brussels, arriving in Helsinki for Designworld, an exhibition that considers design in terms of the basic needs of man and society, while reflecting the various ways in which design can influence matters in global perspective.

Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Fin-00130, Helsinki

27th January - 6th May 2012

 

 

NEWS 08.11.11

Photography: GM

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAGIC SEAFOOD

Three Illustrated plates portraying romantic tragedies between food related couples. Exhibited during "Plates For Soulmates" at Valerie Traan Gallery, alongside my Fabrica Colleauges.

Valerie Traan Gallery, 2011Reyndersstraat 12 2000 Antwer, Belgium

27th October - 19th November

 

 

NEWS 08.11.11

Photography: GM

Lighting Design: DP

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOGUE BOX

Commisioned by the Granville Gallery for the forthcoming exhibition Les Coffrets Aux Secrets (Secret Box) in Paris.

Les Coffrets Aux Secrets,
Granville Gallery,
23 Rue du Départ,
Métro Montparnasse,
75014, Paris

26th November - 6th January. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 15.00 - 19.00

Special Thanks to David Penuela

 

 

 

NEWS 15.09.11

Graphics: PB

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No3: BRUSSELS

The Mobile Museum has moved on from the V&A, arriving in Brussels for the Design September Festival. It will feature as part of the Fabrica exhibition Next Cabane, which is hosted at La Loge from 8th - 25th September 2011

Architecture Museum - La Loge
Rue de l'Ermitage 86, Bruxelles
Wednesday - Sunday / 13.00 - 18.00

 

 

NEWS 15.09.11

Photography: GM

 

 

 

 

 

ASSEMBLAGE: PLUSDESIGN GALLERY

New Pieces, Exhibited at PlusDesign Gallery in Milan. Part of the Assemblage Exhibition by Fabrica Design Studio. Showing from 15 September - 12 November 2011.

PlusDesign Gallery
Via Ventura 6, 20134 Lambrate, Milano
Tuesday-Saturday / 15.00 - 19.00

 

 

 

NEWS 22.08.11

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Photography: GM

 

 

 

 

 

COLORS 81: WANTED CREATIVITY

In collaboration with Namyoung An for Colors Magazine Transport Issue. A playful cardboard cityscape is laced with comic disaster. The model is showing during Shanghai Art Fair, as part of the Colors Magazine Transport Exhibition.

Hong Miao Gallery, 50 Shitan Lane, 496 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China

6th - 18th September 2011

 

NEWS 12.07.11

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Graphics: PB

 

 

 

 

 

MOBILE MUSEUM No2: LONDON

The Mobile Museum will be staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Friday Late Summer Camp programme, a series of events held over the summer to investigate the role of the user in the design process. Come Visit us...

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London.

Friday 29th July, 18.30- 20.00

If your interested in contributing you can find further details here.

 

 

 

NEWS 16.05.11

Photography: GM

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SHIELDHALL LAMP

A new version of the Shieldhall Lamp is showing in Paris from 6th May to 11th June, as part of the Riot Act Collection by Fabrica.

Gallery S.Bensimon, 111, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 09.05.11

Graphics: PB

 

 

 

 

OBJET PREFERE

A forthcoming exhibition of 15 unique furniture pieces commissioned by Grand Hornu Images Museum in Belgium. Inspired by the personal objects and contextual stories of the Grand Hornu staff

Grand-Hornu Images, Site du Grand-Hornu, Rue Sainte-Louise 82, 7301, Hornu, Belgium

29 May - 09 October 2011, 10.00 - 18.00, Closed on Monday.

 

 

 

 

NEWS 12.04.11

Photography: GM

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COMPLEMETARIES VASE

Part of a forthcoming Glass and Wood Collection for Secondome. The new piece will be launched at Salone del Mobile, Milano, 2011.

HERE & (T)HERE, Showroom Benetton Group, Corso Di Porta Vittoria 16, Milan.

12th - 19th April / 11.00 - 19.00 daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 12.04.11

Photography: GM

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MOBILE MUSEUM No1: MILAN

The MOBILE MUSEUM is showing at Salone Del Mobile 2011 - Showroom Benetton Group, Corso Di Porta Vittoria 16, Milan.

12th - 19th April / 11.00 - 19.00 daily

Contributors include: Stefan Sagmiester, Timourous Beasties, Jean Marc Gaudy, Studio Portable, Yes Studio, Goncalo Campos, Onkar Kular, Sebastian Bergne, Kiki Van Eik, Studio Makkink & Bey, Sam Baron, Callum Brown, Mind Design, Luis Urculo,Yukihiro Kaneuchi, Inventory Studio, Base Design, Raf ancampenhoudt, Study O Portable and many more....

 

 

 

NEWS 09.04.11

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SOMETHING BENCH IN MILAN

Something Bench is showing at Salone Del Mobile 2011 - Showroom Benetton Group, Corso Di Porta Vittoria 16, Milan.

12th - 19th April / 11.00 - 19.00 daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 08.04.11

Photography: GM

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GOOGLE STREET VIEW

In collaboration with Namyoung An,
Google Street View is a comment on
the recent advancements in mapping. It
celebrates the notion that mapping has the potential to be more tangible and personal, offering a very vivid experience of traveling the world through the window of a computer screen. The double scale cardboard model was built as part of a workshop, instigated by Fabrica and Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 09.03.11

Photography: GM

Graphics: PB

 

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MOBILE MUSEUM

The MOBILE MUSEUM is a traveling museum, with contents contributed by people from all over the world (thats you). Philip Bone and myself welcome contributions from different backgrounds - whether you are an artist, designer, illustrator, photographer or someone else we want to hear from you.

For how to contribute, more information, and updates visit:

www.themobilemuseum.net

 

 

NEWS 2010

NEWS 12.12.10

Photography: GM

 

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WHEN IN ROME

Animation Short for Video installation ''When in Rome". A collaborative piece by the Fabrica Design Department, focused on re-interpreting vintage fashion photogrpahy. The video will be projected publicly, on a massive wall in the centre of Rome from 8th December to 8th January.(Watch here)

 

 

 

NEWS 19.09.10

Photography: S

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SHARED BASE FAMILY

Introducing the 'Shared Base' family of glass objects, produced by Secondome gallery. The pieces were launched at Maison & Objet, Paris, alongside other glass pieces by my Fabrica Colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS 17.09.10

Photography: GM

 

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VOGUE

Poster Design for Vogue Portugal exhibition at the Fabrica Features Shop in Lisbon. The illustration is an interpretation of the Portugese wall Tile, mixed with eclectic fashion iconography. Part of Fashions Night Out Lisbon organised by Vogue magazine.

 

 

 

NEWS 25.07.10

Photography: GM

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STARCK PLATES

A series of illustrated plates, commisioned by Phillipe Starck for the Royal Monceau Restaurant Interior, Paris.

 

 

 

 

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