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Every year, Maison et Objet puts six young designers under the spotlight and makes them the Rising Talent of the year. This year, Italy’s favourite designers were the ones to bring all the charismatic energy, uniqueness and aesthetic styles. Sponsored by six iconic names in the world of design we can’t wait to let you know the Six Rising Talents of Maison et Objet Paris! Don’t forget to have a look at DelightFULL’s amazing stand in Hall 7 Stand E46 – F45!
Meet the Mentors
The mentors are unique and exemplary on their own: Andrea Branzi, Piero Lissoni, Luca Nichetto, Art Director Giulio Cappellini, gallerist and contemporary design icon Rossana Orlandi and acclaimed fashion designer Rosita Missoni were the six influential figures that have picked anonymous but promising young designers to get the world of design on a spin! Don’t wait to meet them, scroll it out!
FEDERICA BIASI NOMINATED BY ANDREA BRANZI
Why Andrea Branzi chose Federica Biasi “I chose Federica Biasi for her quintessential design and poetic ideas, which deliver subtly, yet very particular messages”. In this Paris trade show, Federica Biasi brings her own creative background. A curated selection of iconic products of her past and a series of exclusive objects designed for Maison et Objet 2018. Among those are: a faience tableware collection, with motifs hand-painted by Christian Pegoraro (Bottega Nove) and a rug designed in collaboration with CC-TAPIS, inspired by a night she spent in the desert, which associates earthly tones with North-African fabric patterns. Her exhibition will be entirely framed by a metal structure crafted by Mingardo.
ANTONIO FACCO NOMINATED BY GIULIO CAPPELLINI
Antonio Facco is already a known figure. Having collaborated with major international architects, brands and designers, the inspiration behind his products are unique and inspirational. His mentor, Giulio Cappellini, Art Director of one of the most eponymous Italian brand, picked him as his Rising Talent because of simple reasons, as himself explains, “Despite his young age, Antonio Facco is very attentive to changes in contemporary design and to communication. His projects are largely inspired by his observations of the younger generations, of their expectations and their behaviours. He has also developed a keen interest in materials and production methods, whether industrial or artisanal. His projects are always surprising because they are the perfect synthesis of his thought process and sensitive nature. I believe Antonio Facco is truly one of the most promising representatives of the new design trends in Italy.”
MARCO LAVIT NICORA NOMINATED BY ROSITA MISSONI
In this year’s edition of the interior design show, Marco Lavit Nicora will be showcasing his Venezia collection, the Reconvexo table and Atem, a modular sofa, all produced exclusively by Milan-based Nilufar Gallery, as well as another project still in development: a chest of drawers incorporating a table and stool. Why did Rossita Missoni pick him? Easy, “Marco Lavit Nicora is a young talent, heir to a long line of Italian designers who have placed function at the core of their practice and who have learnt to use only the best materials and artisans our country has to offer to achieve that vision. I was especially moved by how light his pieces look, despite the fact that they are deeply anchored in classical design.”
For Maison et Objet 2018, Kensaku Oshiro will be showcasing some of his most meaningful pieces. This years edition is particularly exciting since it’s a wonderful opportunity to make new contacts with people from all over the world. His mentor, Piero Lissoni exalted the work of the designer by being “the gap between the Japanese and Western perspectives on simplicity/complexity.”
FEDERICO PERI NOMINATED BY LUCA NICHETTO
Inspired by the fascinating energy that surfaces between historical and contemporary design, Federico Peri, the rising talent chosen by Luca Nichetto, founded his studio in 2011. With limited editions of his work exposed at Milan-based Nilufar Gallery – including Shapes, a collection of lamps nominated for a German Design Award in 2016, for his mentor the choice was pretty easy “I’ve noticed in his work a natural inclination to design products as a way to create an experience through materials or the environment produced by the objects themselves,”.
GUGLIELMO POLETTI NOMINATED BY ROSSANA ORLANDI
One of the icons in contemporary design the icon Rossana Orlandi is clearly happy with her choice of Rising Talent. The designer explains that in Guglielmo she sees “I see in him a proactive and dynamic mind, someone who thrives in fluid situations, who is constantly living in anticipation of the next projects to come. And I believe these qualities are crucial to finding a path that allows you to keep growing with a very personal vision.” In this Maison et Objet, the designer is bringing some of his iconic pieces to showcase his sensibility and unique language.
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