2018 | For Dimore Gallery
"To live together in the world means essentially that a world of things is between those who have it in common, as a table is located between those who sit around it. " Hannah Arendt
Debatable is a system made out of 4 families of tables, with different dimensions, typologies, and functions.
The collection examines the semantic and symbolic importance of tables, a driving force, and support of conversations between humans. The first two families - Matter and Joint - will be presented at MiArt; the rest of the collection will come out during the current year. Debatable is born from a reflection on the many roles of tables in human interaction.
Tables are a place - a perimeter of discussion. Different agents seat around a table, and place their perspectives and ideas at the center: sometimes irreconcilable, sometimes shaped by their respective encounters. The table is an agora, it is both public and private.
These thoughts are contextualized by DIMOREGALLERY’s historical design collection, and for this reason, Debatable is inspired by and celebrates a specific, historical creative bond: the one between Josef Hoffmann and Carlo Scarpa. Scarpa was deeply influenced by Hoffmann, admitting he knew nobody’s work as well as the Architect’s. The 4 families become 4 design elements of dialogue and debate, each one of which tackles a theme close to both designers. This intellectual connection is expressed structurally in the furniture.
Debatable is made of un-objective objects, instruments of discourse that hold sentimental, symbolic, and conceptual value.