Ceramic

Ceramic Craftsmen

Danese Milano
Since its foundation in the fifties Danese Milano has been a company that gives value to space. It does so with a catalogue of disruptive objects. The spirit of the time and the centrality of the human being are reflected in the importance that the company assigns to the choice of authors it involves.
The quality of the materials it applies and the synthesis of forms achieved so far transcend seasonality. The creation of archetypes for the home and the office as well as the desire to design contemporary objects whose innovation is not diluted in the course of history is the furrow that Carlotta de Bevilacqua, unique administrator of Danese Milano since 1999, continues to trace, choosing to give back perspective without nostalgia to an historic company of the Italian design.
The story of Danese Milano is a narration of material culture, suggested functions, discreet pedagogies and practical beauty.

Laboratorio Pesaro
Since 1961, Laboratorio Pesaro has been producing design furniture elements using a ceramic material with high mechanical and aesthetic performance: stoneware.
Since its foundation, Laboratorio Pesaro has focused on ‘design’ as the predominant value of its corporate strategy. This has resulted in constant research on the functionality and simplicity of shapes as ‘innovation and counterbalances to the most widespread aesthetic values and ‘habits’ of the society of the time.

Guastalla

©Giovanni Gastel

Guastalla is a 3D printed clay vase, inspired by the nursery school “The Whale” in Guastalla, Reggio Emilia – Italy. The body of the vase recalls the sinuous shapes of the school and is created by rotating and vertically translating the cross section of the building. 3D clay printing is a completely innovative. The shapes are created layer by layer through the LDM process. The clay is then subjected to an opaque black crystalline finish which gives it the final colour and protects the material, making it also suitable for contact with food.

Collection Building Objects
Material 3D printed clay, black matte crystalline finish
Inspiration Nursery School “The Whale”, Guastalla, Reggio Emilia – Italy
Production Danese
Year 2021
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Federico Villa, Moreno Maggi
Team Mario Cucinella...

Guastalla is a 3D printed clay vase, inspired by the nursery school “The Whale” in Guastalla, Reggio Emilia – Italy. The body of the vase recalls the sinuous shapes of the school and is created by rotating and vertically translating the cross section of the building. 3D clay printing is a completely innovative. The shapes are created layer by layer through the LDM process. The clay is then subjected to an opaque black crystalline finish which gives it the final colour and protects the material, making it also suitable for contact with food.

Collection Building Objects
Material 3D printed clay, black matte crystalline finish
Inspiration Nursery School “The Whale”, Guastalla, Reggio Emilia – Italy
Production Danese
Year 2021
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Federico Villa, Moreno Maggi
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: Nursery School “The Whale”, Guastalla, Reggio Emilia, Italy – ©Moreno Maggi

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

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Zoon table (Plates)

©Lenny Pellico

The Zoon Etruscan table setting draws inspiration from Etruscan artifacts and consists of white porcelain stoneware plates, blue extra clear sandblasted crystal glasses and jugs, and brass cutlery. Various animals inspired by Etruscan paintings decorate the bottom of the plates. The glasses and jugs stand out for their essential design – based on the simplicity of a cylinder – and neutral colors. The cutlery recalls Etruscan artifacts and features thin handles.

Material Porcelain stoneware
Inspiration Impasto and bucchero pottery collection at the Nuovo Museo dell’Arte, Luigi Rovati Foundation – Milan
Production Laboratorio Pesaro
Year 2019
Photo Lenny Pellico, Giulia Cucinella, Giovanni De Sandre
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: Impasto and bucchero pottery collection at the Nuovo Museo dell’Arte, Luigi Rovati Foundation – Milan

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

  • ©Lenny Pellico

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

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MCV

©Giovanni Gastel

Centrepiece made of 3D printed clay, inspired by the shapes of the underground floor of the Etruscan Museum Luigi Rovati Foundation in Milan. The circular shape is re-proposed in the sinuous features that characterise MCV. 3D clay printing is a completely innovative and experimental technology due to the challenges involved in creating volumes with dense fluid materials: the shapes are created layer by layer through the LDM process. The clay is then subjected to an opaque black crystalline finish which gives it the final colour and protects the material.

Material 3D printed clay, black matte crystalline finish
Inspiration Nuovo Museo dell’Arte, Luigi Rovati Foundation – Milan
Production Danese
Year 2021
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Francesco Paolucci, Giacomo Maestri, Federico Villa, Giovanni De Sandre
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luc...

Centrepiece made of 3D printed clay, inspired by the shapes of the underground floor of the Etruscan Museum Luigi Rovati Foundation in Milan. The circular shape is re-proposed in the sinuous features that characterise MCV. 3D clay printing is a completely innovative and experimental technology due to the challenges involved in creating volumes with dense fluid materials: the shapes are created layer by layer through the LDM process. The clay is then subjected to an opaque black crystalline finish which gives it the final colour and protects the material.

Material 3D printed clay, black matte crystalline finish
Inspiration Nuovo Museo dell’Arte, Luigi Rovati Foundation – Milan
Production Danese
Year 2021
Photo Giovanni Gastel, Francesco Paolucci, Giacomo Maestri, Federico Villa, Giovanni De Sandre
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca

  • Inspiration: Etruscan Museum in Corso Venezia, Milan, Luigi Rovati Foundation – ©Giacomo Maestri

  • Sketch by MCA

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Federico Villa

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

  • ©Federico Villa

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