ISOLA COMACINA - Design at Isola Comacina 2011.
A superb design adventure to equip and furnish the recently restored artists residences with the best of belgian design. The houses, located near Milan on Isola Comacina (Ossuccio, Lago di Como, Italy) are very important architectural landmarks built in 1939. Designed by master rationalist architect Pietro Lingeri, the houses are dedicated to promote belgian-italian cultural interchanges. The houses has been restored in 2010 under the direction of Dottore Andrea Canziani for the Fondazione Comacina. And as a decisive contribution to the rebirth of this institution, the first Fuorisalone 2011 edition of the DESIGN at ISOLA COMACINA event will offer the opportunity to rediscover the houses and experience exciting new products unveiled alongside design classics. Initiated and supported by General Consul of Belgium in Milan FRANCOIS CORNET d’ELZIUS, the project is curated and developped by brussels-based architect designer Alain Berteau.
The project was carried out with the help of a smart and generous sponsorship from some of the very best brands who gave and even developped unique products for the houses :
BAOBAB COLLECTION, www.baobabcollection.com
BIC CARPETS, www.bic-carpets.be
ESTABLISHED & SONS, www.establishedandsons.com
JNL COLLECTION, www.jnl.be
PIERRE BLEUE BELGE, www.pierrebleuebelge.be
ROYAL BOCH, www.royalboch.be
The project was also supported by :
PHILIPPE CLOSE, Brussels Deputy Mayor of Tourism and ALEXANDRA LAMBERT, Brussels Center for Fashion & Design.
PHILIPPE SUINEN, General Manager of WBI, Wallonia-Brussels International.
JAN VERLINDEN, Ministry of the Flemish Community, Head of Department of Arts & Heritage.
Special thanks to belgian Senator MARIE ARENA, the FONDAZIONE COMACINA, LAURE CAPITANI, GIOVANNA MASSONI, PATRICK BONTINCK, ABOUBACAR CHARKAOUI, DANNY DEWEERDT, JEAN de GHELDERE, SARA MONGA, and GIULIA GRIOTTI for their precious help.
Pick Up Wood
Sometimes design is about new behavior, not new product. Sold by sets of 5, these hanger hooks require you take a walk in the woods to complete the object with some fallen branches. The project was designed for the brussels based non-profit organisation Les Petits Riens, which provides social reinsertion programs via the collecting and selling of second-hand clothes and used furniture. Sold by Objekten.
AGC - FUNCTIONAL PATTERNS
Booth design for AGC at 2010 Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium. Made with Clestra partition walls. www.eu.agc-flatglass.com
Ultralight foamless cushions and suspension lamps in carbon frame and fabric.
The Imaginary Youth of Alvar Aalto
TRICYCLE 60 and SWING 60 : variations on the Stool 60, a classic Alvar Aalto design. Designed for ARTEK Second Cycle initiative during the FINLAND ATTITUDE exhibition at DIITO Brussels, september 2010. Unique pieces sold during a PIERRE BERGE BRUSSELS charity auction.
Prototypes and researches sponsored by DuPont™ Corian©, and manufactured by MOBITIM. Exhibition in Brussels, september 2010.
ALAIN BERTEAU DESIGNWORKS BRUSSELS
Personal Exhibition, April 2010, Zona Tortona, Milano.
DESIGNED IN BRUSSELS
Inaugural development and event for the design promotion organization DIB (Designed in Brussels) in 2004.