A Space Oddity
Andrea Maestri Studio
Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store - Floor 4
The collection is inspired by cosmic space and all its bizarre creatures and alien characters that become furniture pieces and accessories. It consists of three massive ceramic vases representing the faces of playful robots, they have uncommon geometric shapes varnished with super bright colors and mother of pearl finish enriched with precious details in shining platinum. Another object is a big coffee table with the unmistakable silhouette of a flying saucer: it’s a funny toy made in multicolored anodized aluminum with a fluorescent dome and a hypnotic decoration. The last piece is a weird coat hanger similar to a dreamlike flower unexpectedly discovered on Mars, a clumsy monster covered with ecologic fur that looks at you with many curious eyes. All creations are characterized by a great attention for details and the use of atypical materials and finishes, all mixed in a surprising way with a glamorous touch. The collection is a limited edition manufactured by the best italian craftsmen.
Location in Fuorisalone 2019:
Ventura Future - Via Tortona, 54, Milan — Italy
Andrea Maestri is an italian architect and designer. His work blurs the line between interior, art and furniture design with limited editions for exhibitions and museums. A boundless visionary talent and playful fantasy led him to create dreamlike objects and spaces, always with an exquisite touch of eccentricity and glamour; starting from a deep knowledge of past cultures, he celebrates a new way of life through bizarre characters and enchanted atmospheres. The irreverence for conventional design and the unpredictable approach are the main features of his work, determined to shape icons with seductive personality.
Andrea Maestri’s production is characterized by the obsessive attention to details and the use of atypical materials and finishes, all mixed with great irony and humour; Andrea is constantly exploring a wide range of production techniques, aiming to integrate advanced technologies and ancient manufacturing traditions. His creations have been published in the most prestigious international magazines and exhibited at the Triennale Milano. Andrea Maestri lives and works in Milan.