Furniture by Gustavo Martini seen at Milan, Milan - EDGE
Furniture by Gustavo Martini seen at Milan, Milan - EDGE

EDGE

The concept of the project started with a personal point of view, where the author considers the primary act of drawing as an essential step in the design process. The research was based in this moment which dwells in the transition between the imaginary and the execution. In response to these thoughts was developed the idea of a black line made by a pen fi lling the paper with a graphic grid, and by the act of painting some spaces between the rows to create surfaces. The result has become a sort of visual room where is possible to pass through the walls, and the furniture made by the thin dark surfaces, reinforces the sense of tangibility. The name highlights the fact that the project is something beyond a single object and turned into a connected architecture, something on the edge between design and installation, idea and reality.

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Meet the Creator

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Gustavo Martini got awarded as Next Generation Designer of The Year 2017 by Wallpaper* and Officine Panerai. His interest in arts began at a young age with drawings, paintings and construction toys that naturally became his profession. During his graduation, he won the Idea Brazil Award and has continued to receive increased media attention as a young upcoming Brazilian author. On his Studio at the very first year, he was invited to exhibit at the Miami Art. As he has lived the majority of his life in Rio, Martini has a strong sense of connection with the city which he believes combines two contrasting worlds. This includes the metropolis with all the chaos and vertical grey landscape together with the surrounding rain forest and hidden waterfalls. Currently, Martini lives in Milan after completing a Master graduation at Istituto Marangoni where he became I’M ambassador. By working with strong identity, he has being known by his ability to produce either products or art installations worldwide. His greatest passion is to create, with complete freedom of expression. Martini typically spends the days exploring concepts, forms and volume to create a stripped experimental language that creates a unique style that can be easily recognized. Recently he collaborated with Giulio Cappellini other than having presented a sculpture at the Venice Arsenale, participated in Art markets like Piasa and also ADA which is a project by the art advisor from Floridi Doria Pamphilj family and also presented an installation for Alcantara in the renowned MAXXI museum in Rome.