Maisonnette by Simone Simonelli

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Maisonette

Italian designer Simone Simonelli presented three little mobile storage units in Milan last month.

Maisonette

Called Maisonnette, the collection is intended for small homes and each piece has a dual function; the small table can be turned upside down and used as a tray, the trolley is also a side table and the tallest piece is a bookshelf-come-clothes rail.

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Simonelli exhibited them as part of an exhibition called Uncovered 2012 - Qualities, curated by Michela Pelizzari and Federica Sala for art organisation Careof.

Maisonette

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile took place from 17 to 22 April. See all our stories about Milan 2012 here, plus photos on Facebook and Pinterest.

Maisonette

Here's some more information from Simone Simonelli:


"Maisonnette" in French means small house. The aim here has been to propose a collection of furnitures that meets the contemporary need of sharing functions in the microliving spaces. It is a 3 piece set: a stand/miniwardrobe, a cart/table and a basket/tray.

Materials: solid alder wood treated with natural varnish and iron rod structure.

The contemporary art organization Careof, located in the Fabbrica del Vapore – on the occasion of the 51st
Salone Internazionale del Mobile, in the framework Posti di Vista RI-CREAZIONE – presents UNCOVERED 2012 - Qualities, a project curated by Michela Pelizzari and Federica Sala.

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What are the characteristics that give an object “quality design” status”? Durability, accessibility, functions, evironmental impact, innovation, the capacity to arouse an emotional response? These are some of the questions behind the work of six designers presented at UNCOVERED 2012 - Qualities.

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Simone Simonelli (1980) studied Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano and Brunel University London. He is involved in design field since 2003. He worked for different design firms in Italy and abroad. He launched his own practice in 2009.

  • Bradley B.

    I usually don't go for the "this doesn't look designed" design language, but for some reason this collection has me smitten . . . I really think it is a much better alternative to the chipboard and mdf invasion "easy access" design has been facing indecent years . . . me likey

  • Garth

    I wonder how he will make a living.