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Announcing Denmark at Crossovers 2019: An idea of ​​how we could also strive to live.

Anthony Giannelli
September 13, 2019
“Danish design is interesting when designers keep developing the tradition of working with the relationship between man and object.” – Pil Bredahl Curator of the Danish Collection Flensted Mouritzen Credit: Martin Clausen A country whose domination of modern design far exceeds its modest size, Denmark has brought us some of the most innovative use of…

Announcing Norway at Crossovers 2019: Pushing forward; Free from the rules of the past.

Anthony Giannelli
September 11, 2019
“We do not feel the same responsibility to the past as our neighbors and due to this we are more free to challenge.” – Kråkvik & D’Orazio Curators of the Norwegian Collection All images courtesy of the respective designers.  Towering mountains shaped over millennia above deep fjords have left Norway with breathtaking natural landscapes known…

Announcing Iceland at Crossovers 2019: The conscious shift we as humans are facing.

Anthony Giannelli
September 9, 2019
“When children and young adults feel the urge to protest and claim their right for a future we’ve got to listen and do something.” – Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir & María Kristín Jónsdóttir Curators of the Icelandic Collection Climate change (at this point it should really go without saying) is the greatest issue we currently face,…

Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir at Crossovers: Narrating the Stories of our Everyday Objects

Anthony Giannelli
September 3, 2019
“By being transparent about production we give each and every object a narrative that people can relate to.” – Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir View Thedóra Alfredsdottir’s works, “From the Ground Up”, in the Icelandic Collection at Crossovers.  There’s no doubt that storytelling has played an imperative role in humanity’s evolution, and across cultures even back to ancient…

Vito Nesta at Crossovers: A Journey Designed in Full Color

Anthony Giannelli
August 22, 2019
“I have used black very few times in my works, to me, it is a useless and cold convention.” – Vito Nesta  Try and think back to a location from your childhood and create the most accurate image of it you can possibly imagine. We can start with physical objects, the architecture, natural landscape, etc……

Announcing Italy at Crossovers 2019: Visions of a perfect, idealized, utopian Milanese living space.

Anthony Giannelli
August 20, 2019
“The long tradition of Italian design continues; it evolves just as it sees fit” Annalisa Rosso & Francesco Mainardi Curators of the Italian Collection For many, the idea of an Italian living space could be ripped straight from the pages of a (possibly dated) marble-clad, gold-plated, editorial spread, in all its of its theatric opulence,…

Announcing Finland at Crossovers 2019: Enchanted by nature; Crafted by irony.

Adorno Editorial
August 18, 2019
“What sets Finnish intellect apart in many ways is its appreciation for irony” Sebastian Jansson Curator of the Finnish Collection Finland takes a firm hold as one of the most pristine natural environments that Europe has to offer, from rugged tundras watched over by looming mountain peaks, to captivating and uncountable mythical forests lakes and…
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