Loredana Bonora All Photos Carlo Beccalli.

Thursday September 20th 2012 – Saturday November 10th 2012

Plusdesign presents “Nodi Contemporanei”(Contemporary Knots), the first solo exhibition of the Italian designer Loredana Bonora, which is a part of Start Milano’s opening events.

The Varese born, Italian designer’s show introduces a new collection of furnishings, tables, chairs, beds and lamps, entirely covered in Crochet and artfully woven with unusual materials combined with traditional techniques.

She covers these “iconic designs ” thus revealing new and unique personalities: through their transparency, unexpected details and provocative combinations, she gives the furniture pieces a new character, changing their the story and releasing them from their own objectivity.

With Bonora’s crochet techniques she not only recreates the objects, but also emerges them into a whole world made up of colors, feelings and soft woven lines woven with ability and extraordinary femininity. She draws upon a scenario that comes from her imagination and invites the observers to access to a dreamlike dimension, made up of subjective feelings and emotions, which are free from all formal constraints.

This unusual and winning combination and mix of non traditional” yarns – such as plastic and raffia and wire from hangers, mixed with more classic cotton and wool yarns which are then all skilfully woven together, using traditional techniques, resulting in new contemporary take on this ancient craft.

Bonora embraces traditional crochet techniques coupled with on-going creative research and the experimentation of new materials, thus creating unique, contemporary design objects of multiple perceptions.

via Ventura, 6
20134 Milano Lambrate
Phone: +39 02 87385055

The exhibition will be open until november 10th 2012
Plusdesign regular opening hours:
From tuesday to saturday 3pm – 7pm
Morning by appointments: 0039 02 87385055 – 0039 348 7458072
SPECIAL OPENING HOURS: Friday 21st (11am to 10pm) – Saturday 22nd (11am to 9pm), Sunday 23rd (11am to 7pm) September 2012

How to reach us by bus: 54-75 routes by tram: 23-33 routes
Subway: MM2 – stop: Lambrate

Words by Beverley Luckings

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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