Stories about, ceramic objects for home, will be published in the Design & Design Book of the Year Volume Two, to be release in December 2009!
The exhibition TORINO design attitude, supported by Torino Chamber of Commerce, is part of the project TO-DESIGN IN THE WORLD.
The aim of the project is to convey Piedmont designers abroad, highlighting their design skills and their high propensity to research and innovation.
On the occasion of Designersblock ‘09, from 24th to 27th of September, Làbora has designed a sustainable space showing the creative attitude of the Turin district.
We are going to show our projects Stories about, ceramic objects for home, and Sweet wait, a queue remover system to sweeten waiting situations. Our friends magmaprogetti will present Reggio, a magazine holder system.
We've been chosed by designboom to exhibit our products serie Stories About at the upcoming designboom mart copenhagen, part of the CODE - Copenhagen Design Fair 2009, held during copenhagen design week, august 27th - 6th september, 2009.
Ceramic objects for home, expression of our design identity.
Where is my money?
Where is my money? detail
It's time to clean!
It's time to clean! detail
Where is my money? and It’s time to clean are part of the serie Stories About, ceramic objects for home, expression of our design identity: attention to daily aspects, product form derived from functions, and the exact amount of irony and curiosity not to take everything so seriously, like Castiglioni's way...
Each product has a double use: one is explicit, the other one is suggested by a sentence on it.
It’s time to clean is the formal expression of two different functions: a flower pot and a support for toilet and towel paper.
Let’s join these two functions, forget unuseful formalisms and you’ll have this ambivalent object.
Joining these two different functions is a proper choice: the connection is the cleanliness, symbolized by the flower, and materialized by the toilet and towel paper.
“Where is my money? - Take the money and run” is a stupid container, because if you empty all the things in your pockets inside it, you won't find some of your coins, fallen in that little hole that turns this object in an unaware moneybox.
Probably you won't notice the absence, but you'll be very happy to find all of them when you really need some coins and you've forgotten the values of your object.
Stories About ceramic products have been produced by Ceramica Calcaterra, a Piedmont craft excellence.