Tortona is always our second destination for edgy and innovative designs after visiting the fair at the Fiera. I wasn’t sure if we were early or what (it was 11am already), but we could walk down Via Tortona without being crushed to death. This was so unusual. Exhibition spaces were unfilled and the audience fewer than normal. This was totally not the case compared with previous years.
Tortona used to fill up with innovative contents and it’s where you can find designers who think outside the box. It also caters to the international audience of design enthusiasts who are always on the look out for the newest trend. However, this year, we saw more commercial products than edgy contents. We both had the feeling that we were in the home department of a department store.
Even though it was not as good as the previous years, we were still able to capture some good pictures to share with you… Here you go…
Japanese designer, Tomoko Tokuda, used vintage watch faces to create a stunning art piece. Extremely Avant Garde!!!.I wish I could have snapped this up but unfortunately this piece was not for sale…
Vienna-based artist, Dejana Kabiljo, designed the OCCUPY! chair made with spring wire in 24 carat gold
These amazing urban sculptures, Serac Bench, were the great work by Zaha Hadid for LAB23. These sculptures were both functional and decorative. I wish I can see these benches in Hong Kong one day…
Hadid’s signature fluid curve design
The bench is made of resin quartz, an engineered stone
MINI showcased the most impressive installation at the Tortona this year. You can feel the motion and power even through the photographs
Even though I am not a big fan of Moooi furniture but I quite enjoyed looking at how they accessorized the furniture by using the unique and colorful mannequins and photographs with the strong narratives