Agapecasa + Stellar Works take stage at Galleria Teatro Manzoni for Milan Design Week 2019 in ‘Behind the Scenes’. Stellar Works presents a theatrical installation, titled ‘Montage’, revealing new collections from an array of designers including Neri&Hu, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg, OEO Studio and Tom Fereday.
Inspired by the neighboring 1950s Teatro Manzoni, the two brands will create installations referencing their own dramatic interpretations of theatre, sharing a central ‘entrance foyer’ which brings together the two creative concepts.
The installation creative directors Neri&Hu is executed as a collage of multiple small ‘theatres’ arranged in a sequential journey along the Galleria, showcasing products by a myriad designers and re-issues by Midcentury masters. Each ‘theatre’ features its own orientation and color palette, with stepped levels acting as ‘stages’ displaying the new collections. Visitors will also find themselves in the spotlight, with framed openings offering multiple views, while also allowing glimpses of the installations from outside.
THE CRAWFORD COLLECTION BY TOM FEREDAY AND LANE CRAWFORD
The Crawford Collection is comprised of a sofa, bed, tables and a dining chair. Following Stellar Works’ ethos, the collection was developed on the principle of honest design that celebrates Asian sensibilities, whilst reinterpreting them for an international audience. The collection also represents a fusion of cultures that celebrates the growing design movement in the Asia Pacific region. Tom Fereday’s designs utilise natural materials, tactile finishes and subtle, yet elegant details.
LUCENT COLLECTION BY OEO STUDIO
Stellar Works has collaborated with Copenhagen-based OEO Studio to create its first lighting collection, Lucent. OEO Studio draws inspiration from analogue experiences and rituals, such as playing vinyl on a record player or taking photos with a camera. Lucent seeks to echo this, inking with its subtle bent metal arm, iconic sculptural base and the simple mechanical joint between the arm and base.
The design ethos behind Lucent is playful, analogue and sculptural – a distillation of the essential elements of form and function. Lucent, meaning to glow or give light, takes shape in the form of a desk lamp, floor lamp and a small and large pendant.
NEW COLLECTIONS BY SPACE COPENHAGEN
Long-term Stellar Works collaborator Space Copenhagen will be debuting its new collections at Galleria Manzoni. Covering a range of furniture typologies, the collections continue to tie together Japanese and Scandinavian design traditions. Freja by Space Copenhagen is a collection of stools and a bench that were born out of the desire to create sculptural furniture with the soothing visual appeal of Scandinavian traditions, and a Japanese mode of expression.
Space Copenhagen has also designed two new lighting collections for Stellar Works. Haro, the Japanese word for ‘halo’, features a floating glass opal with matte powder coated metal fittings. Yama is a collection of conical pendant lamps, symbolic of its name which means ‘mountain’ in Japanese. Finally, Dawn is a modern take on the classic bed with a headboard. A cushioned, upholstered headboard is suspended within the walnut wooden frame. Available in two versions, the bed can offer storage hidden seamlessly in the base.
NEW COLLECTIONS BY NERI&HU
Stellar Works Creative Directors Neri&Hu will showcase a new sofa and tables. The Discipline Sofa is formed from a horizontal wooden plane that acts as a base for four variations of soft cushion above. Variants of the sofa can be merged in infinite configurations for a wide variety of functions, from an intimate two-piece ‘L’ sofa to a 20m long bench, or even back-to-back as a ‘feature’ piece for a commercial or domestic interior.
The Bund side tables are a perfect accompaniment to the Bund series of dining chairs, stools, and lounge chairs. Utilizing two distinct materials, there is a clear contrast between the heaviness of the marble base and the delicate brass top which perches above.
Industry launched last April as an-easy-to-use and utilitarian collection. Designed with simple and modern lines, it is clean and industrial in style, with comfortable seating, and stackable chairs. 2019 sees the addition of a new bar chair and a counter chair to the Industry family.
TAYLOR COLLECTION BY YABU PUSHELBERG
Modernity reigns in the Taylor Collection. Beginning with a sleekly profiled wood frame that cradles sporty upholstery on the seat and back, this chameleon-like chair effortlessly evolves into sofas and tables to round out the collection.