This year in Milan, 5.5 Designers present Cuisine d'Objets, "delicious object recipes to cook at home." Instead of unveiling a new project, the exhibit will share a set of instructions for making new objects out of existing ones around your home. For example, the lamps pictured above can be made from the recipe below, using a vessel, a stick, a clip-on lamp, and cement.
The project is similar in spirit to the firm's Furniture Prosthetics project, where existing furniture is repaired to produce a "new" object. In this case, however, 5.5 does not introduce any manufactured elements, relying only on combination, like an Autoprogettazione for the No-Stop City.
5.5 Designers' Cuisine d'Objets
14th april - 19th april 2010, 10:30a-8p
Opening thursday april 15th, 6 pm to 10.30 pm
Galleria Luisa Delle Piane
via G. Giusti 24, Milan, Italy
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.