Let’s go back to hosting you with pleasure in our pages the designer Laura Calligari, selected among the participants of the Edit-Naples (7-9 June 2019), the new exhibition-event created by Domitilla Dardi and Emilia Petruccelli dedicated to the generation of self-producers of design and to the changes it is making to the rules of the industry.
The story of Laura, has a lot to do with this new scenario, just for the ability to unite, through its self-produced collections of home accessories, the enhancement of the local manufacture and distribution online (some of its products are available on the e-shop, Pamono), passing through excellent participation, such as the one that has seen its Bakery Stool exhibited at the Milan Triennale in the exhibition of the 2016 W. Women in Italian Design.
After graduating in architecture in Florence in 2010, Laura Calligari took its first steps in the world of design and founds the blog Furnishing.en. If on the one hand, giving voice to the projects of the other fellow designers through their online pages, on the other, begins to develop her own personal language that leads to the birth of the project Atelier Macramé, through which he expresses all of his sensitivity and professional knowledge in the sector of furniture.
Atelier Macramé is a way to search born for deepening technologies and materials, which develops through collections inspired by the simplicity and traditions of the everyday, carried out with the support of artisans who express the manufacturing excellence in contemporary design objects. Each collection tells a story, a suggestion, a memory from a long way away and is embodied in simple objects and in common use, at the same time able to keep you company. Through the use and interpretation of shapes, colours and materials come products that are new, often multi-purpose, that respond to contemporary needs.
On the occasion of Edit Napoli, Laura Calligari will present some new pieces, revealed in preview during the fair, and some collections that are a regular part of its production, such as the collection of mirrors Poudre, and the iconic collection of tableware Entrée.
Poudre Collection is the first collection belonging to the Episodic Memory – 125 ms. the series of objects born, according to the words of the designer “a re-interpretation of fragments of my memory, lived experiences and kept in the drawers of memories of childhood.”
Poudre is a line of precious mirrors that are designed as accessories or table by parades and characterized on the retro-themed geometric made through the scagliola, an ancient technique of inlay that was born between the late sixteenth and the early seventeenth century to “imitate” marble and hard stones with a mixture of plaster, glue and natural pigments.
Each mirror is handcrafted and rests on a base of marble custom made. Poudre Collection (French powder), is inspired by the pastel shades of the traditional shaker very much in vogue in the years ‘40. Poudre also means dust: a clear reference to the art technique of scagliola, which uses among other things the dust of selenite.
TajineWood of the Design collection Around by Laura Calligari
The line of tableware Entrée is part of the Design Around, the collection designed by Laura Calligari with the aim of investigating the theme of food traditions in the various countries of the world through a look at the same time poetic, ironic and original, that reinterprets the functions and forms of objects and food related to the food universe.
Entrée is the set of complements for the table multi-functional , which incorporates colors, and rounded shapes, the tasty macarons, the typical pastries of the French. Designed in 2016, the collection is made of ceramic and turned wood , and the color variations of the initial baby pink and turquoise, then added the versions of yellow and white, with details in golden glaze.
In the cover image, Poudre Collection Duo