De Allegri and Fogale's designs to be featured at Matter of Stuff
21 sep 2016 by art:i:curate team
London-based designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri will be featured at the Matter of Stuff pop-up shop at DreamSpace Gallery in London.
At the DreamSpace Gallery in Shoreditch, Matter of Stuff will unveil a selection of new pieces from their online gallery-shop. Works by 1millimetre, Michal Fargo, Marina Dragomirova, Laetitia DeAllegri and Matteo Fogale, Erik Olovsson, Fernando Laposse, Alessandro Marelli, Tuomas Markunpoika, zpstudio, Olga Bielawska, and Breaking the Mould will be presented.
-ISH BOWL, Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri, marblus and birchwood, 2014.
Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri joined forces for -ISH, exploring the perception of materials and their properties in the production of this collection of furniture and products emphasising the illusion and beauty of stone-like materials entirely made from recycled and reclaimed post-industrial waste. This new collaboration expresses the common interest in sustainable sources and new aesthetics on design through a partnership with Slate-ish, material made in the USA from recycled paper-laminate and Iris Industries, specialising in sustainable composites using bio-based components blended with materials like denim and cotton waste.
The design duo says, "We are interested in working with materials that help preserve our environment with elegance and cleverness. Our challenge is to design furniture and accessories around those materials trying to push the boundaries of each of them. We also love the poetic aspect that is behind these materials and their traditional source of inspiration."
-ISH Standing Shelves, Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri, marblus, Slate-Ish and plywood, 2014.
The exhibition will be open to the public from September 20th to October 30th, from 10 am - 6 pm.
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