Inauguration: April 14th from 18.00 to 22.00
Cocktails: from 18.00 to 21.00
“There are infinite possibilities for providing answers to innumerable requests, even when taken
to the limit”. These are the thoughts of two international exponents of architectural design who
tried their hand at an entertaining and unusual “game”, under the expert management of HORM,
first at the Milan furniture show and then in New York, on the occasion of the ICFF. The aim of
this game was to give new life to objects which form part of our daily lives.
“Creating design involves having quick-fire intuition, finding an immediate answer to a sudden
need. But it is also being able to overturn those ideas, in order to go ahead and arrive at the final
solution”. This is how Mario Bellini sums up the mental attitude which enabled him to accept the
challenge to take part in the "Design Exchange" organized by HORM.
Seven lampshades of the Plywood Chandelier collection's lamp, from the original design project
by Steven Holl, will be transformed, by Mario Bellini’s playful ingenuity, into new and unusual
objects: a flower-pot holder, a fruit bowl, a coffee table...
Seven prototypes of the Ki chair by Mario Bellini were reinterpreted by the creative imagination of
Steven Holl to become a lamp, a ladder and a table.
The thread which continues to tie the two artists to HORM demonstrates the capacity that this
company has to engender a sense of belonging to a homogeneous group, to create interest and
bring talented individuals together, and to do this with skill and sensitivity towards those who