Dip in space, Head
Third participation by Head - Genève in the Milan International Furniture Fair : the exhibition Dip in Space, a festive environment celebrating design created by its students in a workshop led by matali crasset in the heart of the vibrant Zona Tortona.
Created during a series of workshops directed by matali crasset in 2010-2011, the exhibition Dip in Space brought together students from the Spaces and communication Masters in Design and the Bachelors courses in Fashion Design and Interior Architecture / Space Design
Although the design generally presented in Milan is evaluated according to functional criteria, Dip in Space offers a new approach to the means of creating and standardizing space. Left to its cyclothymias, Dip in Space is divided up into two worlds : the first, with glowing red magma set above the platform, represents the mind of the designer in full ferment, while the second invites visitors to experiment, in a fun and convivial way, with the invention and production of forms. They are invited to dip supports into wax-filled containers from which they withdraw objects, each one of them unique. The forms they produce are assembled in situ to constitute a collective work in progress. A quasi-organic space, Dip in Space celebrates the plasticity of matter and the amusing creation of forms.
Throughout the exhibition, walls and objects will gradually blend together to form a single entity in which, from the clothing worn by the representatives to the cocktails served to visitors, the seating places/points and the projected images, everything combines to form a « total art work ». The continually metamorphosing environment illustrates how design is a place for individual, participatory and democratic inventiveness.
A sensorial oasis of relaxation and calm, Dip in Space offers a fun and convivial interlude amid the frenzy of Milan during Design Week. Offbeat and festive, the exhibition encourages us to reconsider the issues of contemporary design by transcending the primacy of function in favour of experience.
- Rob van Leijsen