Wednesday, July 09, 2008


How good it feels when you move out of your closet and see beauty surrounding you...
Turin is World Design Capital for 2008 and among the many events we decided to go and see the exhibition dedicated to the work of Roberto Sambonet just before its end.
Torino is a beautiful city and the exhibition was held in Palazzo Madama, right in the heart of the city.
I can’t say how much I appreciated this exhibition – Roberto Sambonet was a multifaceted artist and designer who worked on a multitude of projects, from poster and textile design to glass, porcelain and stainless steel.
I love his approach to drawing as an instrument to capture the structure of reality – the inspiration from nature – and the simplicity of his work.
Simple. Simple. Simple. but Stunning.

The amount of sketches on display made me think of all the pieces of paper where we usually jot down our ideas, where we try to capture the image of something yet to come…that moment when things just flow and seem to finally fit together…

...and the incredible strength of subtraction - porcelain plates designed for Bing & Grondahl inspired to the traditional Bla Malet
More photos here