June 1, 2014

Generous Acts



Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2013
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2013 Sample Ventura Lambrate Milan Italy 2013 Designer, Maker and Artist Umberto Dattola presents his Daliesque meets Alice in Wonderland collection with a book and story on the characters who use the furniture.  Umberto takes us on a real Surreal trip.  We are all treated to cappucini delivered to us by steamingly good looking Designer Baristas with beards, William Morris eat your heart out.

Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2012
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2012 Sample
The venue is Magazzini Generali, on the outskirts of center, there's a press presentation followed by a party with loud music and the International Design Glitter arty enterarge out in force, everyone's been given 'Throwies' (light flashers) and white gloves for a very pleasant fluorescent effect.  Philippe Stark, Marcel Wanders and many more Designer Stars and up and coming Starlettes and Starlads are there to add to the sparkle.

Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2012
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2012 Sample
Magazzini General. Press conference with Philippe Stark discussing the role of design to International 
papparazzi.



Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2005
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2005 Sample
Jacopo Foggini presents Devotion, a collection of lights made from the same plastic used in the production of indicators for cars e.g. Fiats.  There is a massive chandelier, in the shape of a heart which is approximately 8m deep by 6m wide, and it is suspended in the dark church Basilica di Sant' Eufemia.  (Saint Eufemia lived in the ancient town of Chalcedon, near Istanbul, between the C3rd and C4th and was brutally tortured for her beliefs by the Roman emperor Diocletian. She was finally placed in the arena where lions were sent out to kill her but they refused, and, instead just licked her wounds. It is believed that she died of wounds from a wild bear in the arena).
It's stunning the lights are like Matisse's Jazz prints and the Pop posters of Andy Warhol, morfed into 3D lights.  What a powerful installation the lights are bathed in the  smell of incense Holy Smoke and saturated by the sound of classic La Scala operatic vibratos now this is impressive, highly emotional and dramatic.  This is the opera of design theatre, the Opera Theatre the strings holding up the heart that is holding down the steeple is pulling the heart strings of the people who enter this Holy emotionally charged electrical storm.  It's really a Surreal classic site, a Futurist's paradise and Jacopo Foggini has stolen my heart, this piece was and still is a show stopper. 


Research Film by Sally Titterington ©2004
Generous Acts 
Film Generous Acts: C21st Product Design from Salone del Mobile 2004 Sample
Vintage, well 2004 Milan Salone with Marti Guixe for Camper, Trienale, Swarovski Crystal Palace installation with Ron Arad, Tord Boontje, leading the way and enlightening us on LED installations.  Sound Track:  A mix of background ambient amd Future Music motifs dropped in and big thanks to David Bowie for Ode to Joy to accompany Tord Boontje's baubles and bangles, spinning, kinetic, monolithic, monster, Christmas lighting jungle jingle jangling red hoop tree.  Ron Arad appears in a green wooly cap and an orange scarf, cute huh.