Love his work. Great find Tilda : )
Créations par le designer italien Giorgio Biscaro du studio éponyme.
À propos: « Giorgio Biscaro was born in 1978 in Vercelli, and graduated in IUAV Industrial Design with an essay about the use of LEDs. Immediately after graduating was hired by Foscarini, a relationship that will last for a long time. Subsequently, he worked with Imago Studio for Mizar, Doimo Group and other design related companies. With Prof. Luitprandi has been co-teacher for two years at the Politecnico di Milano, and collaborates with Nuovostudio to create the « Città d’acqua » pavilion at the Venice Biennale. From 2004 to 2006 is art director at Disenia, bathroom furnishings. In 2007 he founded his own studio in Treviso and works with Slide and with Bosa Ceramiche. In 2008 he came back to his first flame Foscarini, Research and Development department. In 2009 he was selected to exhibit at Salone Satellite during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, gaining great feedbacks by the press and audience. In 2010 is again among the young exhibitors, with 12 brand new products, and receives from Rima Editrice an honorable mention for is Offset Stool. His works appear frequently on different printed, digital publications and TV shows. »
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OFFSET STOOL (2010)
It’s the result of a deep research into bent plywood, its possibilities in furniture, and manufacturing process optimization.
Offset stool is obtained through the repetition of some plywood strips bent at the same angle, manufactured by the producer by bending a long, single sheet of plywood and then cutting it into pieces. These pieces are drilled and paired to three pantograph cut legs through three couples of little iron bars to avoid glueing and provide extra stiffness.
At this stage, the stool is a compact body, but its resulting shape is still quite uneven, because all the bent stripes are the same length, and this make the seat kinda « rough ». To obtain a smooth profile, the stool is milled with the help of a guide and no other processes are needed. The trilobated shape of the seat is unusual, but it’s more comfortable, regardless of people’s different heights: since it mimics a bottom’s print, legs can immediately reach the floor and they are not pressed to the edge of a wider seat.
This construction method allows to minimize scraps, and quickens the production, since all strips are worked at the same time. Moreover, if the plywood seat has some flaws, you can throw it away without discarding a big piece of wood. Plywood is really little expensive, and this, combined with the easiness of production method (single radius bent, waste reduction and one-gesture mill) sets price really really low. Even packaging is light and minimal, since the disassembled stool can fit into a 43×21x8cm box, providing great storage. The main body is painted but the top of the seat remains natural, to show how it’s made.
Armchair suitable for outdoor use, with a metal frame and two cushions made of sunbeds’ PVC fabric . This textiles when strongly used lose their physical qualities, but can be used to make cushion and pads, so they won’t receive mechanical stress. The armchair is stackable, and can be used indoor as well as outdoor.
EMERALD CUT (2010)
Modular, expandable shelving system users can fully customize. It’s lightweight, built in varnished aluminum, and its modules can be mounted simply by clipping together two little metal cylinders. The modules can be placed in two different position, and they can act as a cabinet, as the little fixing elements behave like a hinge.
A chair made with sorghum cushions. The inspiration comes from the will to bring to life a craftsmanship lately abandoned and connected to italian tradition of broom-making, through its use in an unusual field. I met one of the last five producer of sorghum broom in Venice area (Mr. Giuseppe Brunello, an adorable man who’s continuing this art with great love for the job) and I was surprised by the flexibility and richness of this material. The metal frame is painted in pastel colours giving the chair a warm and reassuring feeling. Thanks to the sorghum fiber flexibility, the backrest adapt itself to the back of the user, providing great ergonomic.
Bedside/table lamp using the same aesthetic of well-known director’s chair (hence the name, meaning “Light, Action!”. It’s a LED lamp that when “closed” is off, but get swtiched on when is spread and cn be placed on the table or the bedside cabinet. Inspiration comes from seeing that a bedside lamp occupies the same volume wether it’s on or off, while Luceazione is a lightweight presence when not used, similar to a book’s one.
Mon Cubiste (2010)
Table/reading lamp made in metal and wood. The head of the lamp is composed by some square pipes, cut and welded together, givin it a geometric, agglomerate look, like a cubist sculptural object. The different angles of the welded pipes allow the head to be positioned differently on the wood pole, thus having different directions of the light beam.
Wood and metal low table. As the name suggest, inspiration comes from Prouvé’s Gueridon table, famous for simplicity of construction and material reduction. These guidelines led to this low table, in which three plywood legs are joined and separated by three metal lobes. It’s a lightweight object, easily packaged and shipped, with a low-impact on environment and formally simple.
Range of lamps (table, suspension, floor) made by two translucent rubber parts, wrapping a fluorescent bulb. The two bodies are freamed together by two elements, a ring and a shade, user can position them the way he wants, and thus creating different light effects and strength.