Mali for Potocco.
It tells the most artisanal soul of Potocco, the collection of outdoor chairs MALI by Federica Biasi, composed of chairs and armchairs
Inspired by traditional Indonesian seating, the designer has designed a sculpted shape in iroko wood that reveals her exotic charm thanks to graceful and gentle proportions that marry a raw, unfinished look.
Wonder Office: is the claim Federica Biasi has chosen to interpret the new office vision of Manerba, which after several years returns to be present at the Salone del Mobile.
Under the guidance of Federica Biasi, it will take shape in an installation – created by Studio Milo- Young and contemporary, fresh and elegant, but above all immersive – by making each product dialogue in a coherent way, the concept of gentle total office will be enhanced, for spaces of sensitive work primarily to the well-being of the person and to the recovery of the dimension of privacy, even in open and co-working environments
For this first year of artistic direction, Federica commissioned Philippe Nigro to design an entire modular system, which includes sofas, bookcases, containers and consoles.
Six mentors – six influential figures from the design industry – were called upon to name one Rising Talent each. Andrea Branzi, Piero Lissoni, Luca Nichetto, Art Director Giulio Cappellini, Rossana Orlandi and Rosita Missoni have picked today’s most promising talents. Though personal kinships and past collaborations certainly were a factor in their decision, the Jury was truly determined to celebrate the work of anonymous young designers, who received the news with great surprise and jubilation.Federica Biasi, Antonio Facco, Marco Lavit Nicora, Kensaku Oshiro, Federico Peri and Guglielmo Poletti are the six Italian designers who have been chosen for the Rising Talent Awards Italy. A wonderful opportunity for them to show the entire design community their immense potential and the direction Italian design is headed. I proud to announce to have been nominated by the master Andrea Branzi.
For MAISON&OBJET, I chosen to tell the story of my own creative background, with a selection of iconic products from the past, revisited using unexpected materials, as well as a series of exclusive objects designed specially for the occasion. Among those: a faience tableware collection, with motifs hand-painted by Christian Pegoraro (Bottega Nove) and a rug designed in collaboration with CC-TAPIS, inspired by a night she spent in the desert, which associates earthly tones with North-African fabric patterns. Her exhibition will be entirely framed by a metal structure crafted by Mingardo
Rising Talent Award 2018
Six mentors – six influential figures from the design industry – were called upon to name one Rising Talent each. Andrea Branzi, Piero Lissoni, Luca Nichetto, Giulio Cappellini, Rossana Orlandi and Rosita Missoni.
The Jury was truly determined to celebrate the work of anonymous young designers, who received the news with great surprise and jubilation.
Federica Biasi has been nominated by Andrea Branzi
“I chose Federica Biasi for her quintessential design and poetic ideas, which deliver subtle, yet very particular messages,” commented Andre Branzi, her mentor for the Rising Talent Awards Italy. ” Andrea Branzi
Federica has chosen to tell the story of her own creative background, with a selection of iconic products, including a special edition of Dama for Incipit as well as a series of exclusive objects designed especially for the occasion. Among those: a tableware collection called UMI, with motifs hand-painted by Christian Pegoraro (Bottega Nove) and the first edition of OM a carpet designed for CC-TAPIS, inspired by a night she spent in the desert, which associates earthly tones with North-African fabric patterns.
Federica Biasi presents also Marianne a brass bookcase for Mingardo in honor of the famous Marianne Brandt and an armchair inspired by the french elegance called Sophie.
19–23 January 2018
MAISON&OBJET – HALL 7 / H20
Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre
I’m going to present a new series of pantographed metal tiles for Mingardo during the design Festival of Operae.
Operæ chooses Alice Stori Liechtenstein, founder of the Schloss Hollenegg for Design, as curator of the 2017 edition. Alice has identified the theme Why Design as the interpretative lens for looking at the works on display.Operæ will take place from the 3rd to the 5th November 2017 and it will find its new venue at Lingotto Fiere, which already hosts Artissima – International Fair of Contemporary Art and Club to Club – Operae 2017 – Why design