Design – Passion and rationality, creativity and philosophy interweave in AMOR FATI, Elena Salmistraro’s dreamlike setting framing Capellini’s brand-new furniture designs at the Italian company’s showroom during Milano Design City.
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The designer, known for her dreamlike hyper-decorativism and eclectic language, has created giant vibrant drawings referring to an imaginative and alluring world. The artworks embrace and bring to life the company’s 2021 collection featuring designs by Jasper Morrison, Cyril Dunděra & Matěj Janský, Francesco Forcellini and Giulio Cappellini.
Elena Salmistraro reinterprets design through the lens of philosophy, drawing from Nietzsche and the Stoics. Indeed, AMOR FATI is the ‘love of fate,’ the acceptance of destiny as a virtuous mindset to live and accept life despite its transience, randomness and unpredictability. Only by welcoming this condition we can live happily, overtake hardship and reach our ideals. A constructive attitude and a perfect mantra for these troubled times.
A giant serpent, the mythological symbol of the AMOR FATI philosophical concept, snakes through the showroom. The designer has drawn colorful graphical designs on the walls and the floor referring to the company’s iconic furniture.
Cappellini 2021 collection comprises the San Siro armchair by Jasper Morrison, inspired by the famous Milanese district. Czech duo Cyril Dunděra & Matěj Janský designed Hiroi a ‘synthetic’ chair for the home as well as for public spaces. On show, the Trace collection of ceramic vases by young designer Francesco Forcellini and the Litos informal couches by Sebastian Herkner, inspired by the sunny coast of Salento. Also on display, some of the company’s iconic furniture, including the Vendôme table by Giulio Cappellini, now re-edited with new sizes and finishings in white Carrara marble.
- Photos by Cappellini.