Subalterno1 Gallery, 2015
For the exhibition “Microfacts”, Subalterno1 gallery asked 14 designers to reinterpret small objects (maximum 6x6x6 cm) as an example of reduction process.
I redesigned traditional matches, getting rid of the box and mixing the functional elements (wood, paper, abrasive paint) thanks to the use of an innovative die-boardable wood and paper surface. The result is a roll of matches: a new functional and appealing product for hotels and restaurants.
Subalterno1 is a gallery fully dedicated to italian self-production. During the last five years became one of the most important independent design gallery in Italy and Europe. It’s a place where self-produced designers and their objects are presented, displayed and distributed. Besides the contemporary collection, the space researches and offers an hystorical selection of modern design, with a special focus on midcentury furnitures and lamps. It’s a real showcase interacting with those traveling through the hystorical working-class neighborhood of Lambrate (Milan).
It’s a self-managed initiative, participated and shared with those involved in the project. Subalterno1’s main supporter is the architect and self-producer Andrea Gianni. Stefano Maffei, architect and associate professor of Politecnico di Milano Design Department is the gallery’s scientific curator. Tecnificio, maker facility in Milan, is a stable partner of Subalterno1 as a design studio, through the activities of art direction, exhibition design and graphics.