Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva will introduce Walk the line at the Milan Design Week, an exhibition that features the Sucabaruca coffee set, and Cheburashka table set. The exhibition will focus on the stories behind the two products that were born in different cultural, and geographic parts of the world, yet share so many craftsmanship characteristics.
Location: Spazio Rossana Orlandi via Matteo Bandello 14-16, Milano, Italia
Date: 8-13 Aprile 2014
Opening Hours: 9:00 – 20:00
Details from official Press Release:
Walk the line, the exhibition designed by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva, illustrates how the Sucabaruca coffee set and Cheburashka table set were born. The two collections, which are produced by different companies in different parts of the world, geographically and culturally very far from each other, share the same craftsmanship characterizing the production processes of porcelain and of ceramics, respectively.
The skills needed to produce these items become evident in the geometric patterns of the decoration, which are obtained by manually tracing a series of lines on each of the pieces. That is just where the title of the exhibition comes from.
Since 2009, John Baker and Juli Daoust have been collecting and distributing Japanese and Scandinavian objects with unique aesthetic and emotional meanings in their shop/gallery Mjölk, in Toronto, Canada. They also produce collections signed by major international designers.
In the Russian town of Suzdal, Vadim Dymov and Evgenia Zelenskaya, founders of Dymov Ceramics, produce, among other items, a particular kind of black ceramic pottery, for which an ancient process of cooking dating back to the third century AD is used.
These people were brought together by the collaboration of the Venetian designer Luca Nichetto and the Russian designer Lera Moiseeva, who worked together on the design of the Sucabaruca coffee set and the Cheburashka table set, which aim at enhancing two rituals of conviviality: filtered coffee and food sharing.
These products have in common the high quality of the craftsmanship emerging from the lines engraved by hand on their surfaces, which appear to intersect like the lives of those involved in these projects.
The Cheburashka set marks the beginning of a broader project that will be developed during the coming years and that aims to connect different cultures through an accurate selection of products realized by different designers and produced by Dymov Ceramics.
*All information courtesy of Luca Nichetto.