Virtual Design Festival

Dots by NABA for VDF x Ventura Projects

NABA students create furniture with graphic rubber flooring

NABA is exhibiting a student furniture collection called Dots as part of the VDF collaboration with Ventura Projects.

Exhibitor: NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Project title: Dots

NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is a privately run arts academy in Milan, Italy.

It is exhibiting the Dots furniture collection by students Chiara Torterolo and Luca Vernieri, conceived under the guidance of the NABA BA in Design Course leader Claudio Larcher, as part of the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration.

Dots comprises three tables, three baskets and a sideboard. Each piece is decorated with BS Classic studded rubber flooring designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg in 1962 for Milan underground.

The pair chose the material for its "high graphic and design value", and an ambition to challenge how it is conventionally used. According to NABA, the project is a reflection of the school's ethos.

Photography is by Stefania Zanetti.

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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at