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Some sand and water, two primal, smooth and plastic elements with which Gabriele Pezzini summed up a philosophy of simplicity with a performance which captivated and surprised the audience at Galerie Gutharc on Tuesday 26th October. With his method for making meteorites, Pezzini has most certainly found the “thing”: the thing to play with children on the beach this summer making the simple prefabricated sandcastle out-of-date, and especially the thing to proudly accept the supervision of huge projects (boat, helicopter,…) with the same practical clarity that he gives to pour a little water onto sand to update such compact and fleeting objects of design… Let’s take a look at the method:

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Pragmatic and concrete, Gabriele Pezzini’s work is based on a method, a theory permanently searching for meaning and possible truth.

On 26th October, he will present an equally surprising and poetic story which will highlight, through distant and close connections, his definition of the “Alchemy of the Project”. A presentation / performance of the work “METEORITE, looking far watching closely, a reflection by Gabriele Pezzini”, not to be missed at the Galerie Gutharc. Read the rest of this entry »

Invited by the organisers of Designeast, Enzo Mari and Gabiele Pezzini gave a lecture on 3rd October 2010 in Osaka, as part of the promotion of their manifesto “Che fare,” unveiled last January in Paris at the Galerie Alain Gutharc. ‘Che fare’ (what can you do), a questioning without a question mark before repeated deviations of the production of objects and the situation of design in general. What can you do?

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When Lapalma asked Gabriele Pezzini to design the ‘Linea’ chair, they instructed him to produce an essential and archetypal seat that would make the best possible use of square section tubular metal and multiply – simple materials that are part and parcel of the Italian maker’s repertoire. It was not an easy task, and called for a lot of experimentation to find the right mix between light weight structure, comfort and visual resolution.

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Responsible design is the big issue right now, and Enzo Mari and Gabriele Pezzini have come in strong with the exhibition ‘Che fare’ (what to do) at the Gutharc Gallery (Paris), their search for the standard as the one creative stance that is aware and civic-minded. What they seek is perfect balance between constraints of marketing, production and manufacturer’s culture, in an attempt to evolve a form that is efficient and durable – a standard that survives passing fads and decorative caprices to impose a reference. The line they take is direct, unassuming and exacting, moving counter to the constant clamouring for ‘something new’. Let us invite you to an exclusive preview, put together by the designers themselves (also available in italiano and japanese).
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“Things are still being produced and they are still being called “design” even when they should be called “art pompier” instead, or, more generously, “decorative art”. Things don’t have to be, they should only appear to be, thus corresponding to the infinite induced needs imposed by the domination of goods.” Enzo Mari, August 2009
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‘Che fare’ (do what), a question without a question mark for an exhibition that side-steps the clichés of the routine production of objects and the situation of design in general. Do what? Enzo Mari, maestro and moral conscience of design, with Gabriele Pezzini, seeker of exactness in design: two generations faced with the same problems, both advocates of a regard focused on what is essential doing what they know how to do best: analyse and decipher.

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Six years back the ‘Match’ transistor radio was selected to serve as the gift-object and symbol of the Saint-Etienne International Design Bienniale 2002. Made by AreaPlus, distributed by Muji and Habitat, published in the Design Year Book 2007, by its longevity ‘Match’ confirms Pezzini’s approach, which proceeds by subtle functional shifts. Since then the designer has applied the same strategy to other everyday object typologies.

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