Ossimori by Studiopepe

We have been following the work of Studiopepe for some time, as they exercise their refined aesthetic across styling work as well as product design and material studies, and we were very glad to see their work as part of this year’s Fuorisalone contributors.

The Milan-based creative duo presents this year Ossimori – Oxymorons – hosted in the space of Fragile, a gallery that they styled for Atelier Mendini in the heart of the city.

The collection comprises ten unique pieces that explore the quality of materials, the juxtaposition of different but complementary objects and shapes; the same qualities of an oxymoron by definition, where seemingly contradictory aspects co-exist in the same space.

Shapes are primitive yet futuristic, focusing on white and its many shades throughout the various materials and finishes employed. Some have functions – a lamp, a centrepiece – some are purely abstract objects, visual, tactile and at times interactive, as in a very minimal theremine made of gypsum, travertine and copper.

Ossimori is on show at Fragile gallery in Via San Damiano 2 as part of the Fuorisalone events for Milan Design Week, ending April 19th. In addition, their styling and product design work can also be viewed at high-end furniture manufacturer Spotti’s showroom at Viale Piave 27.

– Gemma Riberti

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