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Antonio Facco: The All-Rounder Rising Talent of Maison et Objet 2018Wednesday 20 December 2017
Antonio Facco: The All-Rounder Rising Talent of Maison et Objet 2018 ⇒ This time around, Maison et Objet went to Italy and selected six young designers for the Rising Talent Awards. Each designer was nominated by an influential figure in the industry. The renowned Italian Art director Giulio Cappellini nominated the extremely all-rounder creative, Antonio Facco, as he was so impressed by his sensitivity, fine sense of observation and capacity to surprise with his cross-disciplinary projects. Today, CovetED will talk a little bit about the background and work philosophy as well as what he’s going to present at the prestigious event.
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Whatever project he undertakers, from product design to furniture, to interiors, to graphic or even photography, Facco always puts the creative process first. It was in 2013, during his graduation project final presentation at Instituto Europeo di Design, that Facco saw the beginning of a productive collaboration with his mentor Giulio Cappellini, which would later culminate in the release of a complete collection of glass tables in 2017, with an incredible chromatic effect and uncluttered geometric lines.
Besides designing products for Cappellini, Facco also collaborates with renowned architects, brands and designs, such as Antonlini, Bolon, AgustaWestland and Mohm. As a whole, the designer describes his work as “Cross-disciplinary, unrestrained, contemporary.”
“Despite his young age, Antonio Facco is very attentive to changes in contemporary design and to communication. His projects are largely inspired by his observations of the younger generations, of their expectations and their behaviours. He has also developed a keen interest in materials and production methods, whether industrial or artisanal. His projects are always surprising, because they are the perfect synthesis of his thought process and sensitive nature. I believe Antonio Facco is truly one of the most promising representatives of the new design trends in Italy.” – Giulio Cappellini
For MAISON&OBJET, his research will focus on the importance of time and our relation to it in today’s society. He will present a multidisciplinary and participative exhibition – featuring product designs, as well as interior projects, in order to engage visitors in his singular metaphysical world. So don’t miss it!
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