Fabrica Features http://www.fabricafeatures.com FABRICA FEATURES products designed by FABRICA’s talented young designers from around the world Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:13:57 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 NEW COLLECTION BY SELETTI http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2014/new-collection-by-seletti/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2014/new-collection-by-seletti/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:08:20 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7780 Seletti launched the new Paralumi by Charlotte Juillard and Cappello by Valentina Carretta as well as new colored versions of Eggs of Columbus.

www.seletti.it

Pictures by Seletti

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DRAWING GLASS AT DESIGN MIAMI http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2014/drawing-glass-at-design-miami/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2014/drawing-glass-at-design-miami/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:54:13 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7761 Design+World is an exhibition exploring how today’s designers interpret materials, technologies and production methods to create work that expands traditional boundaries of design.

In the context of Design+World, Fabrica presents a collection of glass objects exploring the balance between concept and function. Stepping back from digital tools, the Fabrica design team embarks on exploratory hand drawings, representations made of line on paper. A master of glass, Massimo Lunardon, reads and interprets them, giving them a three-dimensional existence.

From December 5th until the end of January 2014
6.00h to 9.00th

Luminaire Lab
3901 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

www.luminaire.com

Photo credits Luminaire

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MURALS AT ACE HOTEL LONDON http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/murals-at-ace-hotel-london/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/murals-at-ace-hotel-london/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:38:58 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7745 A series of murals drawn by Fabrica graphic designers in three different rooms of Ace Hotel in London.

Room 215
Graphic designer CATARINA CARREIRAS

One of the true pleasures before sinking into a tempting bed is reaading a book. A book that makes you dream about life, about memories you have, goals never reached or the moments you still want to live. This dream state is always comfortable and numb, but when you wake up all these possibilities are vanished and you need to find the strenght to start life with the feeling that it will all be ok. “I’d woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.”, a quote from Fernando Pessoa, plays with this idea: that we do not have to wake up and face our days right away — we can linger in an asleep state and wake up at our own pace. And there is nothing better to do in an hotel room.

Room 315
Graphic designer MARIANA FERNANDES

A black and white pattern, mixing geometric and organic shapes, taking advantage of the strong texture of black, painted with brushes. The elements are inspired by the hipster area of London Shoreditch, where the hotel is. Lots of great underground bars/clubs, amazing music and art scene. My idea is to translate, in a different way, a hidden London with non-obvious images.

Room 308
Graphic designer GASTÓN LISAK

In this moment of crisis, where a large share of young society is without work, we need to re-invent ourselves, create new opportunities, and love what we do. “Take your pleasure seriously” is an homage to all the people who fight everyday trying to make their dreams became true. By installing the phrase in this context, it can serve as a reminder and a source of inspiration for the people who stay in the room. Take your pleasure seriously and enjoy life!

Pictures by Andrew Meredith

Ace Hotel London

100 Shoreditch High St
St, London E1 6JQ
United Kingdom

www.acehotel.com/london

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THE SECRET COLLECTION http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/the-secret-collection/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/the-secret-collection/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:13:07 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7684 Fabrica design a collection of limited objects inspired by a trip to Lebanon in January 2013. The collection interprets certain aspects of the Lebanese daily life, uncovering secret, undisclosed elements.

Touring the Lebanese capital for a full week, the designer absorbed the visual, technical and aesthetic details that enrich the multi-faceted Lebanese culture.

The result in not just a collection of objects, but a unique international vision and interpretation of the Lebanese way of living, mixing past and present and playing homage to the future of an ongoing country. Each designer’s works encapsulates the re-imagining of a district, time-honoured craft, where the specialized technique of the artisan has formed the basis for designer’s creations. In fact, the collection is developed following local traditional techniques and is produced by a team of expert craftsmen in Lebanon exclusively for the boutique of the National Museum of Beirut and Carwan Gallery.

Creative Director
SAM BARON

Designers
CATARINA CARREIRAS
VALENTINA CARRETTA
MARIANA FERNANDES
CHARLOTTE JUILLARD
KIRSTY MINNS
DAVID RAFFOUL
RYU YAMAMOTO
GIORGIA ZANELLATO

Pictures by MARCO ZANIN / Fabrica

The collection:

SERVANT

The rediscovery of a city when seen through fresh eyes. This console is looking at this heightened experience when you zoom on a detail. You see the picture as a whole but the exciting realm is the analysis of the detail. It represents this feeling experienced during the first visit of Beirut, the importance of paying attention to details to understand the complexity of the city and its story.

YALLA

The importance of dining in Lebanese culture is apparent. A series of containers, developed in a traditional material, refers to local food and allows a double use: on a table as containers and on a wall as a decorative piece. The engraved part is revealed only when it is removed from the wall to enjoy a convivial moment.

MUQARNAS

Turning the city inside out. A glimpse behind the facade of the city. The impressive construction of the Muqarnas, a decorative device in traditional Persian architecture, is given a new life by being exposed in the inside of this chandelier. Placed on the floor, Muqarnas offers a contemporary possibility to appreciate its secret beauty.

BLACK OUT

Fascinated by the issues of electricity, this lantern pays hommage to the frequent black-outs happening in the city. Beirut, due to this particularity, keeps a special relationship with improvised lights. This portable torch, a reinterpretation of the traditional lantern, becomes a special and precious object dedicated to these episodes.

DONNA

The strength of the family became the inspiration of this mirror, with a hidden precious detail waiting to be discovered; a celebration of the elegance and strength of the female role in this incredible country. An opulent self-standing figure represents the metaphor of the woman in the Lebanese society.

TOTEM

The reconstruction of Beirut, that has happened seven times, has become the starting point to this composition. A symbolic totem made by superimposed containers expresses the complexity of the city by overlapping different layers.The mix of materials evoques the richness and diversity of this strong culture.

TRACE

Traces of history can still be found across the wall of the city. This coat hanger made with unexpected construction materials is a nod to Lebanese architecture and its marks of the past. Rough stones mixed together with brass detailed elements create a balance which expresses the contrasts of Beirut.

MERCI

Inspired by the level of hospitality and generosity, an object that celebrates this cultural exchange of goods. Giving and receiving is part of the Lebanese behaviour and it is expressed in this generous piece associating the function of a flower vase together with a secret candy box.

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FABRICA GOES LEBANESE – LAUNCH OF THE SECRET COLLECTION http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/7676/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/7676/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:44:16 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7676 Fabrica design a collection of limited objects inspired by a trip to Lebanon in January 2013. The collection interprets certain aspects of the Lebanese daily life, uncovering secret, undisclosed elements.

Touring the Lebanese capital for a full week, the designer absorbed the visual, technical and aesthetic details that enrich the multi-faceted Lebanese culture.

The result in not just a collection of objects, but a unique international vision and interpretation of the Lebanese way of living, mixing past and present and playing homage to the future of an ongoing country. Each designer’s works encapsulates the re-imagining of a district, time-honoured craft, where the specialized technique of the artisan has formed the basis for designer’s creations. In fact, the collection is developed following local traditional techniques and is produced by a team of expert craftsmen in Lebanon exclusively for the boutique of the National Museum of Beirut and Carwan Gallery.

The project is presented by Fabrica at the Nocturne, the yearly event organized by the National Heritage Foundation at the National Museum of Beirut.

We would like to thank the Italia Embassy and the Italian Culture Institute their high patronage.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BEIRUT – MATHAF

OPENING DECEMBER 11th 2013 from 7 to 9 pm

Presentation from DECEMBER 12th till JANUARY 10th 2014

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THE MUG http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/the-mug/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/the-mug/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:59:35 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7656 Fabrica designs a mug collection for United Colors of Benetton.

October 2013. Fabrica designs THE MUG, a collection of six mugs available from Fall 2013 in selected United Colors of Benetton stores worldwide.

THE MUG is the product of the Fabrica Design Studio and, more particularly, of the imagination and creativity of the Portuguese graphic designer Catarina Carreiras. Drawing inspiration from the Benetton values, vision and its avant-guard graphic heritage, Catarina played with different patterns, symbols and colors giving a simple but strong visual impact to an iconic object which accompanies us all day, from the morning caffeine hit to the bedtime tisane, without forgetting the classic British “cuppa” tea, where the mug has its origins.

As Catarina affirms, “this home collection started to me as a curious assignment, but it rapidly became my humble homage to the immense legacy of Benetton, a hard exercise of simplicity and strength. It’s about mixing and matching many colours with uncomplicated graphic elements, to tell how people are so similar but still with different tastes and rituals”.

THE MUG by Fabrica comes with a collectable packaging and is available in six different versions.  It is also the first of a series of objects and accessories – among them coffee cups, phone covers and sketchbooks – designed by Fabrica for United Colors of Benetton.

Soon available on United Colors of Benetton shop on-line http://shop.benetton.com .

THE MUG is designed by Catarina Carreiras

Pictures by Marco Zanin / Fabrica

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Wish Postcards http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/wish-postcards/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/wish-postcards/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:50:47 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7597 A Favorite Color, A Favourite Object, A Self-Portrait, An Idea, The Best Day of the Year and A Nice Souvenir: A colorful collection of 6 illustrated postcards that entices you to share your thoughts and memories with friends and family. Use your imagination and send out your wishes, together or separately, because sharing is caring.

Designed by: Catarina Carreiras e Mariana Fernandes

Pictures by Marco Zanin / Fabrica

Available for online purchase at fabricashop.myshopify.com

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Elliott Burford is Spam http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/elliot-burford-is-spam/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/elliot-burford-is-spam/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:44:54 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7614 E-mail spam, also known as junk mail, is the practice of sending unsolicited bulk e-mail messages, frequently with commercial content – adverts, scams, pornography – in large quantities to an indiscriminate set of recipients.

Many spam-filtering techniques work by searching for patterns and keywords in the headers or bodies of messages, identifying offenders and deleting. To defeat such filters, the spammer may intentionally misspell commonly filtered words and use increasingly abstract sentences to avoid detection.

This illustration collection by Australian art director Elliott Burford reinterprets and visualises the titles of spam e-mails.

Pictures by Gustavo Millon / Fabrica

Available for online purchase at fabricashop.myshopify.com

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NEW CLOCKS COLLECTION http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/new-collection-of-clocks/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/new-collection-of-clocks/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 08:01:39 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7508 The collaboration between Fabrica and Diamantini&Domeniconi continues with a new collection of clocks.

DROP
designed by Mariana Fernandes and Giorgia Zanellato

A drop shaped clock with a simple twist, offered by the folded surface to place small precious items. The surface is mirrored so the time is a reflection of the context around the object, highlighted by the coloured backing, which frames the clock against the wall with a coloured shadow.

KANGAROO
designed by David Raffoul

This clock is a three dimensional image of the pocket of a Kangaroo. It involves an action, which is to leave a secret message inside the pocket. The shape of the piece is conceived with an organic approach that engages the receiver.

TOITURE
designed by David Raffoul

Toiture is a coo-coo clock. The originality of this piece is the interpretation of a birdhouse that is accentuated by the roof. The textile rope is the element responsible to hold the clock and in the same time to continue the drawing of the house. The detail of how the cable goes through the wood creates a subtle object of thoughtful finishing.

PENDULLE
designed by David Raffoul

Pendulum is the reincarnation of our grand parents clocks, conceived to revive a contemporary souvenir. The shape was drawn to remain simple and iconic, closely associated with the archetypal pendulum.

Pictures by Marco Zanin / Fabrica

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ORBIT http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/orbit/ http://www.fabricafeatures.com/2013/orbit/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:29:34 +0000 fabricafeatures http://www.fabricafeatures.com/?p=7493 Designed by Ryu Yamamoto

Orbit is a small table inspired by the elegant cycle of the moon. It follows the aesthetic tradition of a Gueridon – a furniture typology originating in France. It suggests the beige discs are likely to float along the gray orbit – captured in a moment of stillness as the base and the table top. Orbit shows the recurring movements of the moon, and compares this to our daily domestic rituals, always circulating and interconnected.

Le Gueridon

11 September – 10 October 2013

Granville Gallery
23 rue du Depart
75014 Paris
www.granvillegallery.com

Pictures by Marco Zanin / Fabrica

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