I joined a small press tour by Ventura Projects and Elle decoration, and after showing us the latest developments of contemporary design we visited a few designers in the area and will show some of their work in several posts this last two days of the week.
I thought the work by Roberto Sironi was really beautiful. 'Mother Earth' is a series of objects made from different types of ceramic material, closely linked to the Italian cultural and historical identity.
Mother earth introduces Buccheri Vases, shown in the first picture, Molecular Matter tableware, Madre Pane bread stamps and Cascina pots: sculptural, unfinished, minimal, all objects are an extraordinary tactile experience contrasting smooth and rough textures, from glossy to matt, enhancing the essence of each material chosen with their unique imperfections.
Roberto Sironi says “With Mother Earth I have tried to build a bridge between past and present, with aim of the enhancing the uniqueness and beauty of the historic craftsmanship traditions in Italy.”
understanding of food. Molecular Matter is a tableware collection designed to show the essence of molecular cuisine, enhancing the presentation of shapes, colours and taste. The textured grip, which refers to the structures of the chemical elements, was achieved by the immersion of sheets of wax used in beekeeping inside moulds.
The bread stamps are one of the historical expressions of pastoral art in the Southern Italy, in particular in the area of Matera where until the first half of the twentieth century people marked the bread before baking it in the communal ovens, so they could be recognised by the owner. The abstract representation of Egg, Mother Hen, Tree and Millstone, refers respectively to the meanings of birth, maternal protection, growth and strength.
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photography ©Roberto Sironi