Clouds and Birds by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini for Magis
Milan 2012: Italian furniture brand Magis presented these hanging sculptures made of wire mesh by sculptor Benedetta Mori Ubaldini at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last week.
Part of the Me Too Collection for children, the pieces are made of chicken wire that would normally be hidden away as the basic framework inside sculptures.
See Marc Newson's rocking horse for the brand in our earlier story.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile took place from 17 to 22 April. See all our stories about Milan 2012 here.
Here's some more information from Benedetta Mori Ubaldini:
My starting point was the desire and the vision to fill large spaces with a symbolic and poetic narrative of mine.
Clouds and Birds are the result of this vision: sculptures in metal mesh without internal structure, where the play between presence and absence becomes the poetic element of the work.
The metal mesh, which is usually a hidden material used only as internal frame for sculptures, finds in these objects its own beauty and transforms into figures and objects of a poetic world.
Magis turns these handmade sculptures into products for the mass production, enriching in this way its Me Too Collection of two new and extraordinary objects.