The Macrocosmos Series

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Sculptural vases inspired by sci-fi and experimental design.

Freedom of expression and unbridled creativity stand at the soul of new brand Alessandro Zambelli Edizioni. Created by Mantua-based Italian designer Alessandro Zambelli, the company aims to shake up the world of modern design with playful, even whimsical products that are as eye-catching as they are fun. The Macrocosmos Series marks the brand’s debut. This company’s first collection includes a range of sculptural vases and containers. All feature vivid colors, complementing materials, and distinctive sci-fi elements. Experimental design combines with an out-of-this-world vibe, referencing both the organic and animal world as well as the human fascination with outer space. Vibrant and full of charm, the objects become playful characters in modern interiors, brightening living spaces.

For Macrocosmos, Alessandro Zambelli knew he wanted to give a contemporary take on traditional toy making. “Until a few decades ago, this was a staple industry in the village where I live, known to this day as ‘the village of toys’ because of its vast numbers of doll and toy factories. My intention was to revive the near-surreal amazement I used to feel as a child whenever I saw those stacks of wooden crates, crammed with toy parts for assembly. But I’ve sought to revisit that ‘wow’ feeling with the insight of the person I now am,” explains the designer.

Alessandro Zambelli designed and made all of the products from this range. Using 3D printing via fusion deposition modeling, the designer then finished the objects with colored Ergal and brass details. Various shapes come together to create pop art items with an extra-terrestrial feel. The art-like objects blend function and creativity to bring dreamlike accents into modern homes. The limited-edition collection is currently available to preview and purchase online at LUISAVIAROMA. Those who visit this year’s Milan Design Week, will also have the opportunity to admire the sculptural vases up close at the Adele C showroom in the Brera art district. The collection will be on show from the 17th to the 21st of April, 2018. Photographs© Mattia Maestri.

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