Flawless legend: In memory of Alessandro Mendini
e15 art director Farah Ebrahimi tells about her special encounter with the master of “banal design“.
It all started with Albrecht Dürer. It’s in the magical realism and extreme naturalism of this Renaissance artist that Alessandro Mendini and Daniel Eltner met. In this creative instant, the Diavoletti Family collection of ceramic vases is born: three bizarre and surreal items inspired by ancient idols of the Cycladic civilization on Mykonos island. A seamless combination between the vision of the Italian design master and the experience of the German artist. By modelling ceramic through the ancient technique from the eighteenth century, Diavoletto, Diavoletta and Diavoletto Baby are born: an enigmatic and contemporary triptych reinterpreting with irony the theme of amulets and becoming a suitable symbol to ward off deeds and misdeed from daily life. An ironic and over-the-top family paying homage to the universe by Cappellini, a galaxy of designers, each one with his own language, becoming “pars pro toto” of a creative system.
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