Art and design are vehicles well-suited for raising awareness and funds for charitable causes, as well as providing an eye into contemporary culture and values. For the past five years, Chicago Magazine's Chairs for Charity event has invited local designers to reimagine classic chairs that are then donated to be auctioned off to support a local charity. This years charity was Designs for Dignity.
From Chicago to Shanghai, Rimadesio's culturally and ethically aware design is surfacing in the world's most prestigious cities.
The Italian company, founded in 1956 by Francesco and Luigi Malberti Ribaldi, is based on a simple product and concept: glass. Combined with aluminum structures, the material is transformed into a myriad of products to divide and define any space: doors, shelves, modular storage units, closets. The simplicity of glass is communicated through exceptional technical and precision detailing, elimination distracting hardware and thus creating maximum style, pragmatism, and reliability.
Creativity is dynamic. Uninhibited, this heightened consciousness will swell, then retreat, then swell and retreat many times more. The individual creative process is a process of ebb and flow-- one that is often complicated, obstructed, frustrating. But when the individual creative process merges with other ideas, it naturally grows. Exposure to outside forces builds a larger communicative voice that is grander than the individual. For Zeus, the polyphany of creative voices was a deliberate decision in order to forge a distinct, post-modern movement. Continue reading to see how Zeus can enhance your project.
When we are always working, moving, living, it's often easy to miss the details. But as Charles Eames said, "The details are not the details. They make the design." This is true on both the small scale (say, the hardware or finish on a chair), and on the large scale. That's why it's important to notice the details, and why we accessorize and incorporate flooring choices into a grander design scheme: to pull a space together in a cohesive way, and to create an environment, not just a room.