Diego Grandi lives and works in Milan, where in 2002 establishes the DGO_Diego Grandi Ofﬁce, a planning ﬁrm dealing with product,…
As part of the Ventura Lambrate 2012, a dominant focus of the Milan design week, and undoubtedly the richest area of creative stimuli, SPD presents OUT NOW. Stories of Ideas and Matter. The exhibition brings together different ideas and views on the subject of design and production, and intersects these with the work of eleven young SPD alumni who have left the classroom and experienced the possibilities of the field as creative apprentices.
How can we interpret the role of designers? OUT NOW allows us to follow the paths of Luis Arrivillaga, Giorgio Bonaguro, Erasmo Ciufo, Hafsteinn Júlíusson, Kostantia Manthou, Nicolas Moussalem, Rui Pereira, Isaac Piñeiro, Robin Rizzini, Alessandro Stabile and Manuel Torres.
Limited editions, self-production, prototypes and objects developed for the design system. The work presented has been produced from 2011 to today. Each offers a unique conceptual imprint: from the technical elegance of Alessandro Stabile to the domestic poetry of Isaac Piñeiro, from the research upon form and materials of Robin Rizzini to the non-design of Rui Pereira, just to name a few.
Each piece is testimony to the incredibly rewarding creative dialogue with companies, craftsmen and the various actors along the production chain. It is this particular interchange that gives way to an extraordinary educational experience in Milan and is at the core of the educational project of SPD.
OUT NOW comprises a series of interviews gathered by our teachers, forming an crucial part the project and accompanying the pieces so as to reveal the essence of each creative story. Together, they present the desire to deal with production and interpret the complexity of the development process, from idea to industrial product.
The exhibition has been entirely designed by former SPD students: the concept and the selection of pieces was made by Isaac Piñeiro and Alessandro Stabile who conceived the installation of the show. Erasmo Ciufo has developed the communication project together with Davide Bignotti, studio Lettergram.
OUT NOW. Stories of Ideas and Matter
17-22 April 2012
Tuesday-Sunday from 10 to 20
Wednesday from 10 to 22
SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design
Milano, via Ventura 15, third floor