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.
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.