Call it "Things That Look Like Other Things," with a twist: designer Katja Pettersson's "Features of a Material" series consists of objects that are what they look like—a stool, a table, a chair and a pendant lamp—but have more to them than meets the eye:
A designers fast hand made sketch of an object. A craft that involves parameters, imposed by the material, tools, scale and the physical body of the maker. The objects gets tweaks and have a specific expression in their hand made imperfection.
Some of the objects are left with no practical function and some are made in a durable aluminum material lending the fragile cell plastic expression.
Pettersson is currently a Senior Lecturer at Beckman's College of Design; she is also a founder of Stockholm design collective FRONT, who are currently exhibiting at a half a dozen locations in Milan.
Features of a Material
Spazio Rossana Orlandi - Basement
via Matteo Bandello 14/16
Through April 22nd