Horses, birds, sheep, pigs, insects, fur, they were all present at the design week in Milano.I’m not sure why cause they weren’t really “design” in my eyes. Most of the animal-like things I’ve seen were merely decorative or taken too literally, and they sure ain’t works of art! So there I missed the point, but I guess it’s a trend. So, here they are;
Giraffe sculpture made of chicken(!)wire by Benedetta Mori Ubaldi
Delicate dinnerware by Jaime Hayon for Kutani pottery
Insect shaped, porcelain wall vases by RaR
Frame for a horse at Travaganti.Detail of “l’enfant au bord du mer d’apres Fred Morgan” by frederiquemorrel
Detail of a wooden ostrich by ?. The real stuff:plumeau on a honeycomb shaped container from ‘La femme et la maison’ by Nika Zupanc
Wood and fur stools from Opal
Lampshade with peacock feathered interior by ?
“PortoGallus” a Cock
inspired lamp by Vandoma
En route, my eyes were relieved by this vision of animals. I always seem to get happy feelings when seeing these kind of kitschy pictures.
Oops, a Swarovski studded horse with an ugly face, in an ill darkened room! Indeed nice to pose in front of, otherwise, I’m clueless. But it got worse:
Well, I was obviously at the wrong place here ! My fashionable eyes were hurting like h*ll. Straight after taking this picture I went home, feeling tired and full of regret that I didn’t take the time to find out which places were the most important to see. Let’s call it a beginner’s mistake (it was my first time in Milan during the design week) I will make no more.