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Designer Antonio Aricò

“Water Pitcher Block”

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Description

For Antonio Aricò, a water carafe includes the essentials of a rounded and comfortable shape with a handle, and is used to offer a fresh glass of water to guests and friends. Playing on the idea and shape of purity and simplicity, Antonio wanted to create an emotional object: organic, minimal but strong and full of character. Like a giant ice cube, the body of the carafe is iconic and straightforward. This oversized glass cube – with a hole on the top – accommodates water and ice, and protects the water from the dust. It has six little companions; cubic glasses in which it shares company, in the chance that you too should have company. The carafe was hand blown by Antonio’s good friend, accomplished artisan Massimo Lunardon.

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Production Year

2014

Full dimensions (cm)

15 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm

Design destination: Milan
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Design Class

Material

Production Year

2014

Full dimensions (cm)

15 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm

The designer

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Antonio Aricò
Between Milan, where he opened a studio/showroom in 2011, and Reggio, where he was born and raised, Antonio Aricò works on personal limited collections and collaborations with big Italians brands such as Barilla Group, Seletti, Alessi, and Bialetti. From his first limited edition collection, "Back Home" in 2012, Antonio’s work has paid special attention to the relations between art, craft and design, with a particular interest in Italian artisanal and artistic identities. Aricò has presented his work around the world, at venues that range from the Salone de Mobile in Milan, Maison & Objets in Paris, Wabi Sabi in Turin, and the Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv. He remains very close to his family, roots and culture, working hand in hand with his grandfather Saverio. Simple and rigorous in his design approach, spontaneous and enthusiastic in his work relations, he proposes instinctive solutions in creating everyday objects with a special attention to details and the quality of the materials.
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Angela Rui
Angela Rui is the Adorno curator of design destination Milan. “Water Pitcher Block” by Antonio Aricò is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of Milan. As a local and recognized design expert Angela Rui's curation is a quality assurance that buying from Antonio Aricò is a safe investment in the most important design from Milan right now.
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Domitilla Dardi
Domitilla Dardi is an Italian design historian and curator. She is a professor of History of Design at IED in Rome, and, since 2016, she has held the position of Visiting Professor at Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona. Since 2007 she has been the Design Curator at MAXXI Museum in Rome, and in December 2009 she became the Delegate of Culture of ADI Lazio. She conducts training courses, performs research and consults for various companies in the industry and is also a copywriter. Since 2010 she has been one of the editors of Flash Art Design and a member of the Italian Association of Historical Design.

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