Passiflora lamp. Superstudio, 1968

Centro Studi Poltronova
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One of the many brightly coloured objects in the show, an iconic flower made of cardboard, was later chosen by Centro Studi Poltronova to become a floor lamp.

The flower shape would be made in yellow Perspex, and the curved sides in opaline Perspex tube. The diagonal cut at the base would give the object a pseudo natural state, somewhere between the artifcial and the natural, in a playful game of illusion.

This piece perfectly fitted the ambitions of the accompanying text Design di Invenzione e Design di Evasione. The idea behind ‘evasive design'' was to disturb the system with foreign bodies. Materials with the highest number of sensorial qualities (colourful, tactile etc.) would be used to draw attention and attract interest. “They would shape a paradigm of action, and stimulate transgressive behavior” by the Superstudio founded in Florence in and composed of Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Roberto Magris and Piero Frassinelli.

Passiflora lamp. Superstudio, 1968

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