Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Mario Bellini - Shanghai

The practice of Mario Bellini has long been of personal interest to me as a collector, academic and industrial design practictioner. The Kartell - Work in Project stand at Salone Internazionale del Mobile this year profiled outstanding designers and exhibited sketches, models and prototypes of design projects. I was more than delighted to see Mario Bellini's most recent work up close and personal. The project explores the idea of the lights of Shanghai, which given my new role in China, I will see these lights a lot in coming years. The existence, in 2012, of the white polystyrene model is evidence of the continued importance of this design modelling practice and it supports my interest in this technique and it's influence on design practice in Victoria. (see previous post)

Mario Bellini Shanghai Vase for Kartell 2012.

Kartel - Work in Project. Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini Shanghai vase development process, sketches and models. 2012.

Concept sketches by industrial designer Mario Bellini.

Concept sketch by Mario Bellini for the Shanghai vase for Kartell. 

Original polystyrene concept model by Mario Bellini for the Shanghai vase.

Kartell - Work in Project exhibition Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012.

Mario Bellini 'Shanghai' vase inspiration - Shanghai night sky.

Kartell Shanghai vases designed by Mario Bellini.

my valentine exhibition features the work of Mario Bellini

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