2016

Antonio Aricò decorated the pizza plates #vivanapoli with illustrations of three Mr. Punches who prepare a pizza with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius in the background. The distinctive elegance and style of this original pizza plate catches the eye and surprises us through this original and sophisticated interpretation of classic icons of Neapolitan tradition. The design is based on various modulations of the infinite shades of a single colour on each of the four versions of the plates. These are available in set of two pieces, combined in the following colours: red and green, and blue and brown.

Antonio explains: “These new Pizza plates tell the story of Italian food specialities, elegant and sophisticated in a way but also fun and different. And, what I love is to think that this graceful and ironic touch in such a common and daily object will represent the Italian culture to the entire world. This piece has clearly been inspired by Gio Ponti’s monochromatic ceramics and the subjects’ poses hark back to the joy and optimism of the Pulcinella acrobats in Giandomenico Tiepolo’s Enlightenment.” The action depicted is theatrical; the figures appear to be linked in a dance, a common movement spread through the entire representation. The result is a composition that ties the object into the rich tapestry of cultural references from where the research started.

“With the project #VIVANAPOLI, Antonio goes beyond the boundaries of product design and introduces us to his creative approach to graphic design and art craft”

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