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We are inspired by the world around us, by the contrasts between human nature and social developments in our times. Each piece we create debates the relationships between mankind’s habits and physical surroundings.
When we were asked to collaborate with Louis Vuitton for Objets Nomades we immediately thought of movement, travel, a journey. People today see the idea of travelling either as a luxury or an inconvenience – some believe they can see the world just as well from their mobile devices, which are windows onto the world and into the soul. We can “virtually” travel or be anywhere – we can ride around the globe on rgb images and touchscreens. In short, our minds are constantly on the move, oblivious of space and time.
We wanted to challenge the virtual frenzy of today’s system and create an intensely physical piece, a piece that questions contemporary preconceptions and human priorities. We wanted to examine the human necessity for a “home” and we imagined a big table to gather around with extended family and friends, to feel the warmth of familiarity to start the journey. We wanted to take this domestic symbol of permanence and cross-breed it with something that for us is the epitome of freedom: the sea.
Louis Vuitton asked us about our city and how it inspires us. Although Milanese by adoption, we are both from Ravenna – a city near the Adriatic sea which is why water is so important to us. We are inspired by the liberty, the fluidity of the sea.
It is a piece from another world
The world beneath the surface
It is another reality
Nothing gives more of a sensation of liberty than the sea: the fluidity of its perpetual movement; the wild, untamed power; the wide open space stretching into infinity; the idea of what might lie beyond or even beneath it. And therein lies the key to the Anemona table. It is a piece from another world, the world beneath the surface inhabited by strange plants and animals; the light is different, sound is different, all our senses are distorted – it is another reality. We took this and transported it inside the domestic space creating a short-circuit between form and function, what is natural and man-made, between the permanent and the ephemeral.
Cross-breeding domestic permanence with a symbol of freedom: the sea
Previewed at Art Basel/ Hong Kong, officially launched at Design Miami/ and focal point of the Louis Vuitton Objet Nomades installation during Milan Design Week, the Anemona table is now available in a variety of sizes and combinations including the original nude leather with ultra-marine interior, and navy-blue leather with lime green interior. The size vary from a table for twelve to a more compact, circular version.