Saving/Space/Vase by Joe Velluto

Milan 09: Italian designer Joe Velluto has designed a plastic vase that is crushed beneath a giant metal block after being moulded.

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The process echoes the way plastic water bottles are crushed after use, creating a new form.

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The Saving/Space/Vase will be exhibited at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan next month, during the international furniture fair.

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The vase will be part of the Plasticism exhibition of products from the Plust Collection.

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Here's some text from Velluto:

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PLASTICISM by PLUST Collection (www.plust.com) 22-27 April 2009 Spazio Rossana Orlandi Mutations, reflections and experimentations around plastic: as to say Plasticism.

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PLUST Collection presents a new approach based on manufacturing processes and innovative finishes derived from the moulding of plastic with changes, transformation and renewal as core matters.

Design ventures in brand-new paths in the search of innovative styles: from a carefully study of the material follow the processes of elaboration, melting, pressure and transformation able to turn weaknesses into strengths. Mutations and experimentations able to generate different objects.

A poetical and ethical-oriented creation that suggests us a new point of view from which looking at the contemporary sustainability matter.

SAVING/SPACE/VASE Design by JVLT/JoeVelluto

Are you a bottle or a vase? In a sarcastic exchange of roles, Saving Space Vase undertook a pressure process as it comes out of the mould.

The original object, the vase, acquires a new connotation enriched with a different aesthetic and an extraneous meaning. A process that winks at our daily gestures, familiar as the one of pressing a PET bottle… preparing it at the second step of its existence, the recycling

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