Rossana Orlandi Eyewear

Rossana Orlandi Eyewear

Rossana Orlandi is a design curator and shop owner of Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. You can recognize her by her large white vintage spectacles with blue tinted glasses. (and by her UGGs in winter-time and her Repetto flats in the Summer) She is also her own marketing-tool; in the shape of Rossana Orlandi Eyewear “Through the years this stylish big-size vintage sunglasses became a signature of Rossana Orlandi. In 2015 she decided to lounch the production of this iconic shape. The first shades were presented at galleria Rossana Orlandi during Salone del Mobile 2015.” (read more rossanaorlandi.com) The glasses come in an Unlimited Edition (of course, why not?!) and cost €340,-

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Alchemist Matter by Laurence Humier

Alchemist Matter by Laurence Humier

At Milano Design Week 2015 we’ve met Laurence Humier, a Belgian architectural engineer. She works as a designer in Italy, providing services and products in the field of industrial design, communication services, and education. She presented and designed The Alchemist Matter, an educational tool for children from 6 to 12 years old to make their first steps in chemistry, learning with creative, hands-on activities how science can be useful. The activities require the supervision of an adult. The project has been funded on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter early 2015. Continue reading

Fuorisalone 2015: Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Fuorisalone 2015: Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Kyuhyung Cho / Wallstitch projectScarlet Splendour / Rick Tegelaar / Mette Schelde / Wonmin Park / Arita / t.e. / Germans Ermičs

This year, at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, more space than usual was reserved for Nika Zupanc, we are fans of Ms Zupanc! (<click to read our post) Also a nice surprise was the debut collection of Scarlet Splendour, furniture and lighting designed by Matteo Cibic; luxury galore in black, white and gold, in a way it matches the work of Nika Zupanc. Having that said: The choices for designs on exhibit at Spazio Rossana Orlandi were a bit too eclectic for us, you all know us at Mimi Berlin, we like to categorize things! Par exemple/For instance; Damiano Spelta’s work, which is fun but a bit overwhelming, was scattered throughout the building. An over-sized-ladies-purse-as-couch in pink placed aside, let’s say, the work of Piet Hein Eek, is too much of a miss-match for us to concentrate on anything. And why was a vintage prototype of a 7.5 meters long Torpedo placed in the room next to the quirky dinnerware by Astier de Villatte? Well, guess we should see Spazio Rossana Orlandi as a department store which caters to all kinds of customers and carries all kinds of designers; from experimental starters to commercial giants. We’ll just have to have fun with that……the next time we visit.

Damiano Spelta / Gufram / Von Pelt / Marimekko / Panerai / Eli Bensusan / Alessandra Baldereschi

Marmo Fluido recipes in natural resin at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, is a project by Pietrasanta Industries and Carmine Deganello. They are a new series of products made  by Massimiliano Adami, Carmine Deganello, Pepe Heykoop, Roel Huisman, Sjoerd Jonkers, Jorrit Taekema, Jeroen Wand, Sander Wassink and Jólan van der Wiel. Marmo Fluido is first heated and then poured, this natural resin is as strong as marble and simultaneously as fluid as water. Its flexible nature allows for a variety of moulding materials and options. All participants made the most of this exciting freedom: they chose leather, wood, cardboard, and even ice to give manifold shapes to this material.

View Nika Zupanc at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in 2015 HERE