On the occasion of the Fuori Salone 2013, a number of Antonio’s pieces will be adorning the window displays and interiors of the Marella store in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.
He has travelled all over the world, from Scotland to Australia to Spain in order to further his knowledge and experience in the world of design. Roots, however, run deep, and Antonio Aricò’s have brought him back to his native Calabria, where things are done in a certain way. It is to this place that he has brought an enormous dose of poetry and humanity by following in the footsteps of his grandfather Saverio Zaminga, a retired carpenter. “Back home” was the fitting title of his first self-produced collection, created in 2011, which brought him instant public attention.
Thanks to his passionate interest in woodworking, his chairs and other everyday objects are based on archetypical shapes, given an original twist, in which a series of iconic references overlap one another. They transmit an immediate sense of empathy that soon turns into surprise as the observer takes a closer look at the details.
As has now become customary, on the occasion of the Fuori Salone (the event organised to complement the important cosmopolitan fair, I Saloni, in Milan, 9-14 April), once again this year, Marella has opened the doors of its main store in Milan to Aricò’s most emblematic pieces: the Swing Chair, the Big Countryside bookcase, the Bonjour Bajour lamps and the Watering Kettle Cans.
text Porzia Bergamasco