Levante by Alessandro Zambelli

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TYPOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

DESIGN

SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

identity

EVOCATIVE CATEGORIES:

absence, style

DETAILS:

prototypetableware

AUTHOR:

Alessandro Zambelli

YEAR:

2014

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images © Walter Borghetti

SOURCE: 

domusweb 

NOTE:

In Mediterranean culture, “dysfunction” can be seen as the anthropological ability to find a way round, an ad hoc solution to make up for a shortcoming.
Here, the bowls gain a new ‘stability’ from an added support or prop which holds them up. It is an instinctive gesture, not designed as the only or definitive solution.
The choice of the cork – a symbol of wine in Mediterranean culture – evokes memories of the countryside and the habit of using corks to mend everyday objects for re-use.

from: Alessandro Zambelli

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