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.
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.
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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.
Matteo Cibic‘s 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.
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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. 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.