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Pollicine / Lungo come Viaggio for MAXXI | 2014

The conceptual luggage for a Designer Traveller

Pollicine Wedge shoes: The Pollicine shoes are ideal for going and coming back. High wedges made of beech wood, like Dutch clogs the designer met came across in Eindhoven, but now as Italian fashion shoes. The wedges are quite ambiguous: while you’re walking towards a goal destination, they leave a mark that indicates the opposite direction. The intent is to lose track of the pursuer, or leave a clear signal to find their way home? Indecision between escaping and remaining, the departing and the returning, these shoes leave no trace except for those who know how to interpret it.

– Upper shoe by Calzaturificio Rognoni: via Buccella 30 – 27029 Vigevano, Italy
– Wood wedge heel by ZOOI: via Savona 97 – 20144 Milan, Italy

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Lungo come un viaggio Skirt: This Long Dress is like a journey inspired by the quote “Omnia mea mecum porto”, “Whatever that is good is mine, and I shall carry with me”.
The baggage is lighter than a suit; like a second skin that does not renounce give up carrying a personal story.
In front, an embroidered map that leads the way; behind, on the train are pockets that would be as light as a feather but they are heavy with the ties of affection, even sweet memories that encumber the travel journey and deny the possibility of flight.


– Printed Fabric by Seride Srl: Via Gorizia 13 22070 – Portichetto di Luisago, Italy

– Skirt tailored by Maria Elena Scova mariaelenascova@gmail.com

Design Destinations curated by Domitilla Dardi

7 Italian designers from the School of Eindhoven talking about the journey, the destinations and the new maps of design.
A woollen blanket like a great map, a lamp with a flex as long as the distance between Rome and Eindhoven in The Netherlands, mirrors that reflect two different perspectives, a exchange bureau for a new currency, shoes that leave prints that go in the opposite direction and clothes with large pockets for everything we never want to leave behind, a glass walking stick filled with materials and suggestions, and then two sets of tools (saw, hammer and screwdriver) realised two geographically distant but ideally close places.
A group show telling the stories of seven Italian designers who have become cultural migrants and who have been asked to come up with conceptual as well as physical baggage. The exhibition offers opportunities for reflection on the professional lives of the seven, former students of the Eindhoven Design Academy, a true point of reference in a new international capital of design.

Designers: Formafantasma | Salvatore Franzese | Gionata Gatto | Giovanni Innella e Tal Drori | Francesca Lanzavecchia | Maurizio Montalti | Eugenia Morpurgo

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