A Maker's creations often tell original and innovative stories, the ones by Camilla Fucili get into the mx also a bit of poetry which makes them "little house sculptures". Objects born from Camilla's mind, but which take life (maybe a "soul") from what their users do with them. This adds a strong emotional value to aesthetic pleasure. But nothing serious: you can have a lot of fun with Camilla, because "you shouldn't take always everything too seriously".

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Camilla, where did you get the inspiration for your Speech runner?
I think about objects like if they were people, each one with its life's marks and a story to tell. Speech's story is the story of a mother humming in the kitchen, of a couple having a glass of wine together for the first time, of two friends lost in their tales. It's a laser-cut felt runner that symbolizes and celebrates dinner chat, catching in its weave what we say. It tells about us, about how we live and share around a table some of our best moments.

Stretch too is quite original: a tool created to...?
Stretch is a laser-cut steel tool created to steal food from others' plates. It recalls the shape of a hand and wants to be used in a spontaneous and playful way, as if we were using our hands. It works as an extension of our body, so it can be used not only to steal food but also to fight, tease each other, feed someone. Or simply to remember we shouldn't take everything too seriously.

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Speech

Two lucky objects for you, aren't they?
Yes. In 2011 Between the Lines collection, which Speech and Stretch belong to, won Eva Zeisel Award as a recognition of dedication to Beauty, Art and Design.

Are you aware of your objects' eco-sustainability and social-environmental impact?
My objects are 100% designed and Made in Italy and they come from a careful design, including a detailed study of materials, packaging and the whole manufacturing process. But the most important thing is that they come from an observation of people and their daily life. They are little house sculptures showing the marks of our live and our habits: they are objects speaking about us. In this way we create meaningful use experiences and the objects get a strong emotional value. This design is diametrically opposite to the idea of disposable objects.

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Stretch

Elegance and irony seem two key points of all your creations. How can you mix them?
I don't start with the idea to create something stylish or ironic: this should rather be the final result. I believe in beauty: not as an aesthetic pleasantness but as the ability to wake up senses through form. And I believe in simplicity, which - in people as much as in things - can be splendidly disarming. It's a process of subtracting and adding, to remove what's useless and add what's significant for the object.

 

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