Series 7. Eco Icon No:6

Living tree chairby DSquared2.

Kartell Loves Milano Auction

Canadian Design duo Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2  designed this decontructed tree as a chair as part of the ‘ Kartell y Milano project’ . featuring  a selection of Kartell pieces that  were redesigned by 45 different designers, architects, celebrated fashion brands, and other creatives spanning dj’s to writers, including a piece created by the oncologist, Umberto Veronesi, all developed for an auction held at Sotheby’s in October  in aid of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation . The foundation  was established in 2003 to support the scientific research, through the assignment of research Grant for doctors and researchers, and also to sustain some high profile projects.

The “Kartell YMilano” project was launched  last year in 2010 at the  Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The pieces up for auction were created by fashion houses (Aspesi, Dolce&Gabbana, DSquared2, Etro, Antonio Marras, Missoni, Moschino and normaluisa), by the jeweller Vhernier, by photographers Fabrizio Ferri, Maurizio Galimberti, Gabriele Basilico and Paolo Spadacini, by the star-chefs Carlo Cracco and Davide Oldani, by a goodly crowd of designers and international architects (Mario Bellini, Andrea Branzi, Rodolfo Dordoni, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Alberto Meda, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Italo Rota for the Museo del Novecento, Philippe Starck, Giotto Stoppino, Patricia Urquiola and Tokujin Yoshioka). And again – the Milan e Inter teams, the dee-jays Linus and Fabio Volo, the director, Bob Wilson, the critics Francesco Bonami and Gianni Canova, the illustrator, Rebecca Moses, the artists, Vedovamazzei, the civic institutions such as the Triennale Design Museum with Silvana Annicchiarico, Milanesiana with Elisabetta Sgarbi and the Accademia di Brera; the galleries Cardi Black Box and Giò Marconi, and the writers, Michele Mari and Laura Pariani.

Findingeco  adores the  use of branches with the leaves still in place reminding us that nature is ever changing ….a veritable ‘tree of life’ as a chair.

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