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

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

Collateral Crew · 3 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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Art is Resistance – Gianluca Folì

Art is Resistance – Gianluca Folì

Giulia Pacciardi · 5 days ago · Art

On March 20th we inaugurated Art is Resistance, a charity project involving the Collater.al team, many of the artists with whom we have already collaborated but also new acquaintances, and all of you, our readers.

So far we have hosted artists such as Solomostry, Ale Giorgini, Kanjano, designer Domenico Formichetti and urban artist Giorgio Bartocci and their works, created during live performances on Collater.al’s Instagram channels and the artists themselves, are at auction on 32auctions and will remain there until April 30, 2020.

To close the first week of this project that we care a lot about, will be the illustrator Gianluca Folì who you can follow tomorrow from 3pm here and here.

GIANLUCA FOLI’ – live on @Collater.al’s profile and his profile at 15:00 on 27.03.2020

Gianluca Folì is an established Italian illustrator. His wide-ranging work encompasses many fields of image, from adult culture to children’s picture books. Gianluca Folì is an award-winning illustrator based in Rome, Italy. There is a precious quality about the illustrations that he seems to manufacture without the slightest effort on his part. His illustrations are graphic tours de force between chromatic and formal poems. In a surreal balance each subject, from adult culture to children’s books, benefits from his sophisticated artistry and empathy.
Clients like ENI, Apple, Les Echos, Lonely Planet, The Boston Globe, New York Time, Il Corriere Della Sera, Red Bull, Feltrinelli, Mondadori, Taschen, Fendi, Alfa Romeo, Harley-Davidson, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Kunitachi Press, GQ, Panorama, Rolling Stones, appreciate your refined style.
In 2015 his work was selected and awarded by the Society of Illustrators of New York with the gold medal in the Editorials and Books category, and in the same year, he was a silver medal at the Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles. It is also selected for two consecutive years 2016/2017 in the prestigious Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts Annual, and Communications Arts Annual.

On Friday the 27th, Gianluca Folì will be live on our Instagram profile and on his staff and will work on a custom-made item that, as soon as it is finished, will be auctioned on 32actions where he will stay for a month.

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Zosen, a mural for peace and freedom in Israel

Zosen, a mural for peace and freedom in Israel

Emanuele D'Angelo · 4 days ago · Art

Zosen, an Argentinean street artist, has decided to paint a wall for peace, for a future without borders, without prejudice, without paranoia, only with freedom and love.
The work was made in Jerusalem, in Israel, precisely in a public market in the industrial district of Talpiot.
Despite their colorful and playful aesthetics, Zosen’s works are known to speak out against social injustice in the world and beyond.
The multicolored, two-dimensional characters, though meaningless at first glance, criticize the corruption of today’s society.

Zosen | Collater.al

It was a great challenge for him and an enormous responsibility to paint his first mural in Jerusalem with all the ideas and prejudices existing in Israel.
Before he started talking to the locals, he discovered that the younger generation is tired of these problems.
For example, in Jerusalem they have their own stone to build their houses, by law they can only use this white/cream stone and it is not possible to paint on it, so he decided to paint only on concrete.
During the time he was there, the government was organizing the third election for prime minister in a year because nobody on the political scene seems to represent the interests of all the citizens living in Israel today.

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With a few lines on his social media, Zosen explained why he decided to take this very job.
“It’s time to think global, our home is the earth and we must share with others, not be selfish, remember history so as not to repeat the same mistakes. One world, one love!

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All the must-see April Netflix films and tv series

All the must-see April Netflix films and tv series

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Art

Never before have we needed our favorite movies and TV series to try to make time pass more quickly. Those who rely on Netflix don’t have to be afraid, the streaming platform has a lot of news in store for us. Let’s discover them together!

Studio Ghibli’s movies

After making available about 14 titles from the famous Japanese animation studio, this month Netflix will make available only one title from Studio Ghibli, the famous “Howl’s Moving Castle“, considered by many one of Hayao Miyazaki’s best works.

Howl’s Moving Castle will be available from Wednesday, April 1.  

Money Heist 4

The third season has left us quite a few question marks. We’re just about to find out what fate awaits the Professor and the whole gang. Unfortunately, last season’s finale didn’t bode well, but we now know that anything is possible for the most famous thieves in the world. 

The fourth part of Money Heist will be available from Friday, April 3

Sergio 

Presented at the Sundance Film Festival, Sergio is a biographical film that traces the life of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, a Brazilian diplomat who died in an attack in Baghdad. The protagonist is played by a face known to Netflix fans, that of Wagner Moura, Narcos‘ Pablo Escobar. 

Sergio will be available from Friday, April 17

The Midnight Gospel

Crossing psychedelic worlds in his universe simulator, a split-second explores existential questions about life, death and all the rest” so quotes the official plot of this new animated series by Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time, and comedian Duncan Trussell. 

The Midnight Gospel will be available from Monday, April 20

The Willoughbys

A perfect animated film to watch with the whole family. The released storyline promises a bit of everything, laughter, tears and, of course, unfailing morality: convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.  Starring Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, and Ricky Gervais. 

The Willoughbys will be available from Wednesday 22 April

After Life 2

There isn’t yet an official trailer for the second season of After Life but Netflix hasn’t waited to communicate its renewal. Ricky Gervais‘s show is a great example of black humor in which you cry and laugh, a bit like in life. 

The second season of After Life will be available from Wednesday, April 29

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AZIMUT, the architecture of Venice fragmented with mirrors

AZIMUT, the architecture of Venice fragmented with mirrors

Emanuele D'Angelo · 4 days ago · Art

The French designer and artist Arnauld Lapierre has delivered his latest installation “AZIMUT” to the magical city of Venice. It consists of 16 batteries and motors recycled in steel and repainted in black, in which 16 mirrors have been mounted, which gently rotate in order to offer a fragmented view of the architecture of the city.

The Gothic of the city from another point of view, sitting on the shore of the slavers it will be possible to admire the architectural details that fragment and enlarge, offering a captivating new view.
Motorized and synchronized, the discs of the mirror slowly direct the viewer’s gaze towards the Doge’s Palace to the bell tower of San Marco, to the church of San Giorgio Maggiore which is facing the water.

The French architect is known for his work with mirrors, this project by Lapierre aims to offer the viewer a “dislocated immersion of reality and abstract contemplation“.
By abstracting and fragmenting the existing architecture, he recomposes it into a sort of network. A dynamic art installation that offers an alternative perspective of Venice.

AZIMUT offers a glimpse of the architectural elements and the sky above it, offering “the possibility of an escape both detailed and fractioned from our environment“.

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