Though it didn't make it into the Interni Guide, the 5.5 Designers show tucked into a small courtyard in Milan's Chinatown was a highlight of our week. Mentioned in a prior Core77 preview post as an "Autoprogettazione for the No-Stop City, " Cuisine d'Objet provided 5 recipes from which to construct objects for everyday life: Feuilleté de Livres, Celouté de Lumiére, Patéres en Croûte, Tabouret Façon Tatin, and Fondant de Bougie. This translates roughly to: Feuilleté (puff pastry) of Books, Velouté (a French sauce) of Light, Hooks in Crust, Stool in the way of Tatin, and Candle Fondant.
In person, the cooking metaphor rang true: using the same basic ingredients and techniques (cement, things to mix with it, and something to pour it in), a variety of effects were produced, from suspended candle chandeliers to large floor lamps made of branches.
More shots after the jump.