Fun-Tional Collection_by Jaime Hayon for Paola C - Photo by Sara Magni.
BLURRED ROOMS – Fun-tional Collection_by Jaime Hayon for Paola C – Photo by Sara Magni.

Milan 2019Paola C presents new tableware collections with the exhibition BLURRED ROOMS, “a mutable scenario that plays with the visual perception of space and intimate desire for discovery,” explain the brand’s new artistic directors István Böjte and Gaia Bottari of the Milan-based studio böjte-bottari.

Concealed by opaline filters, the new collections appear as blurred an indistinct silhouettes and then promptly unveil in their entirety. “By focusing on individual and collective curiosity, the exhibition is a spontaneous experience of surprise”.

Fun-tional Collection_by Jaime Hayon for Paola C - Photo by Jaime Hayon.
Fun-tional Collection_by Jaime Hayon for Paola C – Photo by Jaime Hayon.

Drawing on the idea of creating objects that can encourage the encounter between people, Neri and Hu created Society, a collection of functional pieces that celebrate the conviviality of the table. The series comprises a fruit bowl, a vase, a carafe, candle holders, and a tea set conceived “as members of the same family, the pieces have their own distinctive trait while maintaining a certain material and chromatic affinity,” explain Rossana Neri and Lyndon Hu.

'The Society' collection_by Neri & Hu for Paola C - Photo by Sara Magni.
‘The Society’ collection_by Neri & Hu for Paola C – Photo by Sara Magni.

Simple geometries, enriched by the warm colors of glass and metals, evoke a slight sense of nostalgia while offering a whimsical and extravagant character. The caraffe’s lid features stone parts to be keep in the refrigerator so that once on the table keep the drinks cool.

'The Society' Collection_by Neri & Hu for Paola C - Photo by Sara Magni
‘The Society’ Collection_by Neri & Hu for Paola C – Photo by Sara Magni.

Fun-tional is “a fantastical collection of surreal and imaginative tableware objects,” says Jaime Hayon. Each element is crafted with sophisticated metalworking. Even the smallest details become grandiose gestures, thanks to Hayon’s unique style which blends quality with functionality.

Fun-Tional Collection_by Jaime Hayon for Paola C - Photo by Jaime Hayon.
Fun-Tional Collection_by Jaime Hayon for Paola C – Photo by Jaime Hayon.

(a+b) Dominoni, Quaquaro studio has been expanded the SCIIA bottles collection with an elegant set of blown glasses for the table. Suggesting the rigorous and essential lines of the bottle, the new products come in two different sizes for.

SCIIA glasware by a+b dominoni, quaquaro - Photo by Sara Magni
SCIIA glasware by a+b dominoni, quaquaro – Photo by Sara Magni.

All photos by Sara Magni and Jaime Hayon – courtesy of Paola C.

Blurred Rooms exhibition by bojte-bottari - Photo bY Sara Magni.
Blurred Rooms exhibition by bojte-bottari – Photo bY Sara Magni.