Paola C. “Table Joy” by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Aldo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.

Milan Design Week 2015. In a delightful and semi-hidden courtyard in Brera Design District, Paola C. showroom showcased a design dialogue between architect Aldo Cibic and his nephew and designer Matteo Cibic. The playful battlefield was a table that was set with Table Joy, two glass-blown collections.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Matteo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.

Aldo’s design mixed and matched transparent geometrical volumes with smoothed out edges and vibrant colours. The set combines in glass, ceramic and brass. Matteo’s glass-blown work seems to be inspired by in-wonderland creatures that inhabitat the table with a quirky attitude.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Aldo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.


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Paola C. “Table Joy” - Sasà by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” – Sasà by Matteo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.

Aldo Cibic‘s tableware designs are an upbeat, vividly coloured and ever so slightly radical family of products. Vases, bowls, cake stands and carafes come in a marvellous medley of colours, shapes and materials meant to be mixed and matched. The lines between form and function become blurred as a timeless child-like language morphs into high class design.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Aldo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.

Matteo Cibics weird and wonderful glass creatures appear to be inspired by some otherworldly menagerie. The table is a stage and occupying the limelight are a host of delightful animal shapes. Vases, bowls and carafes take on a life of their own, floating weightlessly like jelly-fish or turning into amiable animals. Again, form and function merge into an enchanting blend, to create a table setting of irresistibly delightful distinction.

Paola C. “Table Joy” - Dudù & Dodò by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” – Dudù & Dodò by Matteo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.


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Paola C.’s collections of objects are fashioned from a variety of materials and created by Italian and international designers and artists, under the art direction of Aldo Cibic. Paola C.’s collections of objects are fashioned from a variety of materials and created by Italian and international designers and artists, under the art direction of Aldo Cibic.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Aldo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. curates collections of contemporary and practical objects, essential yet out-of-the-ordinary tableware designed as part of an approach to the “art de la table” that rises above the dictates of appearance and challenges set definitions.

Paola C. “Table Joy” - Tidò & Tipì by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” – Tidò & Tipì by Matteo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” by Aldo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” - Però & Perà by Matteo Cibic - Courtesy of Paola C.

Paola C. “Table Joy” – Però & Perà by Matteo Cibic – Courtesy of Paola C.