Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Armillaria Stool and Table by Odoardo Fioravanti

Odoardo Fioravanti has presented his new collection of Armillaria Stool + Table for the Italian manufacturer PLUST Collection At Salone del Mobile 2010 in Milan.

Description by Odoardo Fioravanti:
This project takes its cue from a research about industrial production and the mechanical reproduction of products. It comprises a family of products born out of a common root whose offshoots form the individual objects, each addressing a different function. In this way the pieces of the series share a single base from which they sprout. Armillaria is the scientific name of a common species of fungi: the iconic mushroom is found easily in the woods, rising rapidly from the ground with its colourful caps.
This project represents a reflection on vegetal shapes, their structure and their appearance. Fungi are complex lifeforms whose various parts are different in shape but work together to form a cohesive, beautiful whole. Each piece of the collection alludes to the notions of birth, and growth. This collection consists of a stool and a table. All the products are made by rotomoulding.

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