Self-Made Design: Florence Exhibition
By Sarah Housley

From 11th to 18th of September, the beautiful Limonaia di Villa Strozzi in Florence will host the second edition of Source: Self-made Design, an …

Sep 01, 2014
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From 11th to 18th of September, the beautiful Limonaia di Villa Strozzi in Florence will host the second edition of Source: Self-made Design, an exhibition featuring projects by more than 50 Italian and international designers, as well as workshops and debates, all celebrating and exploring self-produced design.

The target of Source: Self-made Design is to investigate the development of self-produced projects from the first idea to the final realisation. Projects include Allinfinito by Massimiliano Adami, a basket made using the steel springs of clothespins; Melina by Valia Barriello, a place mat that folds neatly into a little doll; and Re-Fire by Francesco Faccin, a kit for manual fire-lighting.

Introverso 2 by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti is a vase made of white Carrara marble that can be hammered into the shape of another pot. The owner is given a choice: to decide to keep the original shape of the first vessel or to bring out the second by breaking the thin strips of marble.

Cook.to.Design by Giada Lagorio is a playful approach to design and materials, where users can cook their own materials.

– Annalisa Rosso


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