Campo Libero (The Innocent House) is a mobile device for the reactivation of the lands confiscated from the mafia in the south of Italy. Designed as an off-grid rural mobile pavilion for the Italian organization Libera, which promotes legality by training volunteers, providing legal support and helping refugees working with no rights in the tomato [...]
Salone del Mobile is at the door. Here two events where Conceptual Devices will be involved: Rethink the Modular, 16th of April at 18.30. A panel about “Systems and Production. There is always a Solution“, discussion with Catharine Rossi, Nathalie du Pasquier, Antonio Scarponi / Conceptual Devices (Me), and Jerszy Seymour, at Salone dei Tessuti, [...]
Some sketch models and drawings of Conceptual Devices dreams, practice and vision will be featured in the exhibition “Architecture. What Else?” The exhibition presents some rather new tendencies in Switzerland that look upon Architecture not just as a building phenomena but as a constructive discipline able to reach beyond the built environment. The exhibition will take [...]
Busy week in Milano this year. This is what is happening as far as it is concerning me. MY.PROTOTYPE: the first online platform that allows you to discover, know – but also purchase and collect – unique prototypes of objects made by the most innovative designer and architects of our times: from emerging names to [...]
Orto Perpetuo is a year-round indoor edible garden that grows fruit and leaf vegetables. Orto Perpetuo combines ELIOOO (an hydroponic system made out of IKEA boxes designed by Antonio Scarponi) and the LED lamp Quadra (14W) produced by BULBO. Its modular characteristic allows to scale the size of the growing area. A module (65×95 cm) can [...]
After the Elephant and the Giraffe the TANTOOO tradition keeps going: a LION just got out from the Zoo of my mind. This will be presented in Milano during the Design Week (8th-13th April, 2014) at Kidsroomzoom in Via Giuseppe Revere 6 20123 Milano, Italy. The very first Elephant prototype will be also presented at MY.PROTOTYPE, at [...]
Hotello, the portable office / hotel room will be presented at Neue Räume, Zurich. Hotello, designed together with Roberto de Luca for das konzept, is a a unit of 4 sqm, conceived to extemporarily inhabit the empty lofts of the contemporary city.
The 20th Century left vast, abandoned, spaces in our cities. Warehouses, factories, military barracks have been built and abandoned in a relatively short period of time. Now, the contemporary city is elaborating new strategies to re-inhabit these empty shells. In collaboration with the visual Artist Roberto de Luca, I have designed, for the Swiss firm daskonzept, Hotello: [...]
Whether you are an Italian designer or not the year ends at Salone in Milano every spring. Times are busy and the world design community is ready to gather and share event invitations as they do between civilized and happy family members with greetings cards during Christmas. So do I. To make it short I [...]
Being an architect I like to design things that anyone can manufacture. A good design can turn the world population into the bigger creative industry ever known: an aware industry where ideas becomes effectively tangible. In this sense I like to draw recipes and instructions manuals as ultimate design tools of our times, so to [...]
Edge Park is an exhibition curated by Riccardo Caldura about a possible description of urban park models. A set of seven instruction drawings of Malthus manual will be exhibited. Other artists and architects invited: Giancarlo Dell’Antonia, Bianco-Valente, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Vincenzo Casali, Tri.p Group + Giulia Filippi, Margherita Morgantin, Interno3, Manuela Sedmach, Antonio Scarponi, Marta [...]
As designers we give ideas a form and we transform them into things. We can’t certainly solve the world’s challenges, but what we can do is to create a concrete storytelling about them. A narrative. Malthus is one of these tales. It is an in-home aquaponics unit designed for the next generation kitchen or living [...]
Fish and Crops is an aquaponic unit that grows one meal. Directly where it is cooked. Aquaponic is a farming technique that combines the cultivation of fish in a symbiotic environment with crops: fish fertilize the water that nourish the plants. Plants clean the water from organic waste in return. Conceptual Devices is pleased to [...]
Between the 10-12.12.2010 in SOHO FACTORY complex, Mińska Street 25, Warsaw, Just Undo It and Wired Unplugged will be presented within the Przetwory (recycle) festival. For this occasion a new project will be unveiled. More information soon. On Sunday the 12 at 13.00 I will talk about Triangular Design Manifesto. Eco-friendly design bound with recycling [...]
The Italian Constitution, if compared with the real country, looks like a subversive manifesto. Italy up in Smoke is a project for the promotion of the Italian Constitution abroad. The articles (in English) are framed into the non smoking graphic policy of the European Community. Italy up in Smoke is a way to say basta. We want [...]
Yökalenteri means, in Finnish language, “Night Calendar”. A calendar that displays the minutes of night time in Helsinki throughout the year. Yökalenteri hosts “Rêvalités”, a work of Finnish Poet and writer Cia Rinne.”Rêvalités” consists of 36 mini prose pieces, dreams recorded during the time span of a year, which thematically deal with a variety of [...]
Our project Italia in fumo will be exhibited online at “the word is yours“. Opening 15th of October at 00.00 until November 19th at 23.00. Care of Gaspare Caliri. Italia in fumo is a project in collaboration with Peppe Clemente for the promotion of the Italian constitution. The articles are framed within the graphic appearance of [...]
Our project RIKEA (a manual about how to make a free market set with Ikea re-assembled furniture) will take part at the International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam 25 Sept - 10 Jan 2010. Our participation includes a prototype and a “mini” documentary that will be part of the Urbaninform platform.
Intervention at Lusso Essenziale: convention/exhibition/concert at MACRO Future, Rome, may 21-22-23, around Low Cost culture. An event organized by Lowcoster.
[with K_maps_Emanuele Bompan + Riccardo Pravettoni] Malthus’ is a project designed for an Exhibition called FAMA/FAME (Hunger/Fame) The concept “to become famous” focuses the ambition of the artist to be accepted in the art system and, at the same time, the need to survive in everyday life. It represents symbolically all relations between life, love [...]
Italia in fumo [with Peppe Clemente] www.italiainfumo.net means “Italy up in smoke”. It is a project for the promotion and the divulgation of the Italian Constitution. The project frames articles concerning the “Fundamental Rights of the Republic” (Parte I, Principii Fondamentali) and a selection of “Rights and Duties of the Citizens” (Parte II, Diritti e Doveri dei Cittadini) [...]
Installation, 2003_PVC tubes, tape, dropping water sound. [Collaboration with B. Galassi] Vanishing Water displays the main problem related to the luck of drinkable water in the Sicily region, the losses. PVC tubes for urban pipes, are used as histograms that visualize the gap between the water available for the population, and the amount of water [...]
Installation, Lasipalatsi Gallery, Helsinki, 2004. EU 2004 is a European Union portrait devised to represent the inclusion of eastern countries. Each head of state’s portrait is displayed proportionally in relation to the size of the population they represent. The installation is a rear projected slide show on a main gallery window to establish a direct [...]
Het Wilde Weten Robert Fruinsraad 35 Rotterdam. 6-12 p.m. vernissage saturday – 6 p.m.
The concept “to become famous” focuses the ambition of the artist to be accepted in the art system and, at the same time, the need to survive in everyday life. It represents symbolically all relations between life, love and success, money and the actually basic need of the human being. The project Fama_Fame / Fame_Hunger [...]
Abitare promoted and covered Torino Geodesign: 48 communities 48 projects. RIKEA was one of them and so we’ve got two pages in Abitare n. 483 (pp.56-57).
Catalogue of the Exhibition Geodesign, care of Stefano Boeri, Lucia Tozzi and Stefano Mirti. RIKEA is a project realized in collaboration with IKEA and the Balon free market merchant’s community.
Catalogue of the exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy, 2003. Care of Marco Scotini. Silvana Editoriale, Genoa, Italy, 2003; pp. 134-135.