Young Designer Store, our interview with the young designer Terence Coton

Young Designer Store, our interview with the young designer Terence Coton

Collateral Crew · 4 years ago · Design

Young Designer Store is an initiative of Amazon Italia and Istituto Marangoni created to promote four of the best young talents of the Design School in Milan and their furniture and furnishing objects.

Matteo Agati, Gustavo Martini, Térence Coton e Giulio Maschiocchihave created a variety of products, all enclosed in a capsule collection in limited edition, and revised others belonging to the best brands of Italian design as Kreaton, Carlo Citterio, A4A Design, Caps, The Interior Design , Flaminia and Hands on Design.

At the Salone del Mobile, in the pavilion reserved for them for the entire fair duration, we met one of them, the designer Térence Coton with which we had a chat, some pictures and a short interview.

How did your passion for design start and how your creative process work?

Design is part of everybody’s life but for a creative person like me, to design means to act.
‘Doing’ is one of the most exciting moment of a designer. When, Finally, after a series of decisions, one unique solution
emerges from the chaos and imposes itself as it responds to all the constraints.
I have always been passionated for creative activities such as playing piano, drawing, and later doing architecture.
The possibility to bring my own palette of competencies and use it the way I want is the ultimate activity for me.
When I was younger I studied piano at the conservatory and spent many hours drawing. Later I became an architect and even
later a designer. Design gives back much faster than the other fields in my case and allows me to fully express my ideas

At first I isolate myself and start to identify my knowledge of the subject by writing words on paper, connecting them, as a sort
of mind map. Then, as much as possible, I like to avoid drawing anything for some weeks to focus on crafting a concept in my mind.
During this phase I eventually start to take a direction with a concept. At this moment I can start to draw and fill my bin with all the excess
designs that will never be. At this time I do control on internet if anything similar already exists to avoid the unpleasant.

The story behind a design is often full of anecdotes, however one story remains the same for all of my designs.
The amount of solutions left in the trash are a good indicator of the progress that I am making.
A I studied Architecture in The Netherlands and in France and Italy and studied later Design in Italy, I am
bringing together my knowledge of Dutch, French and Italian Design to create something new.

For the initiative promoted by Istituto Marangoni and Amazon you’ve created a decanter, what’s the difference between yours and the others?

Each of us created very different capsule collections. We all come from different places and have a different history that influences our design. It is not just
a question of style. A style can be borrowed, but our objects express who we are in a consistent way.

The decanter 360° is a design that is created in collaboration with Venetian artisans. It is created by using the larger glass tube that the artisan have, in order to
create to maximize the surface area of the wine in contact with the air. One bottle of wine occupies half of the base of the decanter. The neck is large enough
to ease the pouring in the decanter and out of it.
To create this shape I drew many different profiles and used a 3D software to create a 360° revolution and get its shape in 3D, after making 30 of them I decided to use it for the name. This design was a challenge both for me and the artisans that realized it but it brought us a true satisfaction as it is a great decanter for wine amateurs. It is unique and not just another beautiful object. It is a true object ready for use.

What do you think about the opportunity of selling your products on Amazon, you think it might be a good showcase for your work and your future?

This project offers to millions of people the possibility to get their hands on limited pieces of design. Not everybody is willing to run everywhere to look for this piece of design that they need. I completely embrace this opportunity because it finally provides a new alternative to a part of the market that seems doomed to belong only for an elite. The white background of each products may seem cold but is a fair representation of how democratical this project is. Each product is stripped of its context and exposed to the world.

To have such objects of design with their own Amazon window is unbelievably innovative and I am convinced that it is an excellent showcase for my creations and the future.
It is the ultimate way to speak for the younger generation that is the one ready for such practice.

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The intimate and natural shots of Igor Brehov

The intimate and natural shots of Igor Brehov

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 days ago · Photography

It is only through chemical-physical or digital processes that we are able to obtain, using a camera of course, the image of people, objects or anything else. A very precise moment that remains there, forever, available to all, a real trace of our passage.

But there are only a few photographers capable of going beyond, beyond the lens, beyond the single shot. There are photographers like the one we’re going to talk about today, Igor Brehov, capable of digging into the interiority of the subjects with a simple but poetic style.

Take just a few minutes to immerse yourself in the world of Igor Brehov, a young photographer divided between Moscow and Paris.

A world where his subjects, almost exclusively women, seem to merge with the nature that surrounds and envelops them in a unique context where everything is focused on the body and movements.

Immersed in the snow, in the mountains or at the seaside, the subjects of Igor Brehov are portrayed in an almost peaceful but at times also provocative naturalness.
Shots that, as we said, are able to go beyond the simple moment, making us live that moment even if we are not physically there.

Below you can find a selection of shots of Igor Brehov, but not to miss all his work follow him on Instagram.

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Bobby Mandrup, a photographer in constantly state of becoming

Bobby Mandrup, a photographer in constantly state of becoming

Federica Cimorelli · 2 days ago · Photography

Living constantly in a state of becoming, this is how Bobby Mandrup – a Danish photographer born in 1985 – describes himself to his audience. We can’t really contradict him, his photography seems to be sewn exactly around these words.

Bobby Mandrup shoots mainly portraits and does so almost like a painter. His analogue shots are immediate and intimate, approaching the human figure with emotion and unpredictability and capturing every feeling and nuance.

“I don’t like wasteful staged shootings. For me photography is about  showing the individuality of every fleeting moment.”

Looking at his photographs as a whole, one can construct a similar and complementary journey with each image. Bobby searches for the flaws in the subjects he immortalises, captures the unpredictable life of each person and draws an imperfect, chaotic and disturbing world.

– Read also: The expressions of the human body in the shots of Ophelia

See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his personal website.

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Nicolette Passerello and the shots between dream and reality

Nicolette Passerello and the shots between dream and reality

Collater.al Contributors · 1 day ago · Photography

The shots of the Californian photographer Nicolette Passerello blend reality and fantasy, they are daily snapshots that skilfully mix truth and dream.

Her artistic work seems to have two great leitmotifs: natural-documentary photography and oneiric-cinematographic photography. Despite this contrast, her portfolio is harmonious and well-balanced: her shots, though different, share natural light, acid and bright tones and a vintage 70s aesthetic.

The work of Nicolette Passerello is an uninterrupted game between skill and technique: shadows, lights, coloured filters, textures, nostalgic grains and multiple exposures are the undisputed protagonists and give her shots dynamism and energy.

Her snapshots are a hybrid tale of nature and metropolis amidst the sunsets, beaches and landscapes of California.

See here a selection of her shots and follow her on Instagram.

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Intimate and sensual shots of Sevina Karageorgou

Intimate and sensual shots of Sevina Karageorgou

Buddy · 1 day ago · Photography

Sevina Karageorgou, aka sevinaqee, is a young Greek photographer capable of portraying moments of unpredictable intimacy with absolute naturalness.

Her camera is never intrusive, her style never unnatural, the moment passes through his gaze, slowing down to be imprisoned by his lens.

Her images, shot strictly in analog, and often playing with double exposure, are dreamy and delicate. She tell warm and familiar moments, a personal album of memories that anyone can access, where anyone can find a piece of themselves.

Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
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