Columbus Table, Unfolded


La Uno

© Giovanna Silva


Fuorisalone 2018

17 22 April 2018
ALCOVA, Via Popoli Uniti 11 – 13, Milano (IT),

During Fuorisalone 2018, ALCOVA opens the doors of one of Milan’s most historic panettone factories to the public for the first time. For the duration of Design Week, MANIERA will show its newest furniture pieces designed by two emerging architecture studios: Mexico City based PRODUCTORA and the Milanese duo Piovenefabi.
PRODUCTORA presents the Columbus Table, a further development of the Columbus Circles, which the office installed on the invitation of MANIERA in the small town of Columbus, Indiana in 2017, as part of the architecture and design festival Exhibit Columbus. Similar to the Circles, the small side table is based on a limited combination of geometric shapes and basic manufacturing processes explicitely seeking to enter relations to its immediate context.
After a first presentation at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Piovenefabi brings the Metrò series back to Milan. The series reinterprets the architecture of the city’s first subway stations, designed in the 1960’s by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, together with graphic designer Bob Noorda. As an act of appropriation, components of the original project are removed from their context and transformed into single material objects.
17 – 22 April 2018
11 am – 7 pm
Aperitivo on Thursday 19 April
5:30 – 8 pm
Alcova is a project by Space Caviar & Studio Vedèt
After the preview in Milan, the new series will be exhibited at the gallery in Brussels.
9 May – 30 June 2018
Open form Wed to Sat
2 – 6 pm
Opening on Tuesday 8 May
5 – 9 pm
pdf download: press release