DE-SIDERIO – AN IMAGINARY CONSTELLATION BY STUDIOPEPE
by Mariana Bettinelli
Studiopepe, the Milanese design and creative agency founded by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, has recently launched its new Manifesto Projects.
“Each Manifesto is unique but they all share our vision of design and represent a collection of projects and suggestions we’ve completed during the year – a summary occurred in the design of a place and an experience asking ourselves questions on themes such as the use of public or domestic spaces and our ever chancing relationship with objects.” Explain Studiopepe.
In this one of a kind year, the way we use public and collective spaces has completely changed as well as the way we experience sociality. For this reason, Studiopepe decided to focus its attention and research on a concept related to a more mental dimension.
“DESIDERIO” (the Italian translation of “Desire”) is the name Studiopepe gave to the collection of projects created during this year.
“The word desiderio is composed of the Latin prefix de– meaning lack of and the word sidus which literally means star. To desire something literally means, “to lack stars”, to “feel a lack of stars”, or in other words to feel that something is wanting, and therefore foster a sentiment of passionate seeking.” the designers explain.
The projects designed this year by Studiopepe are imagined like stars connected in imaginary constellation called De-siderio. “It is an articulated and rich constellation that involved formal research and research on materials, analysis of signs and language, all aspects that are characteristic of our design vision. It’s no longer a physical place that reflects our projects, but an imaginary architecture created in order to connect projects”.
The new products presented through Desiderio have been designed for Baxter, cc-tapis, Gallotti&Radice, Petite Friture, Wall&Deco, Tacchini and Tooy.