An authentic experience with Stellar Worksat iSaloni 2014
Shanghai-based design brand Stellar Works presented its new signature collection at EDIT by designjunction in Milan during the design week. The exhibition featured their cross-cultural cosmos of furniture, lighting and accessories.
Stellar Works stitches together past traditions with present approaches for tomorrow’s design needs. Their ethos as an international melting pot is highlighted by their ability to mix design elements, textures, materials and techniques to convert them into state-of-the-art design typologies. The brand is committed to generating novel collections inspired by craft and style traditions from diverse dwellings of the world. A Japanese aesthetics base, a thread of Chinese ornamentation, a tease of Italian design, a patch of French luxury and a Scandinavian design ensemble of less-is-more fill up Stellar Works ceramic design pot.
They introduced new works by Neri&Hu, Australian design studio Nic Graham and Yabu Pushelberg alongside limited re-editions by Scandinavian icons Vilhelm Wohlert and Børge Mogensen. They also revealed their process of leather stamping with Sukumo leather (Japanese).
This year’s Milan exhibition offered immaculate results from Stellar Works’ incorporation of traditional porcelain design from the town of Arita (Japan). To celebrate the 400 years of porcelain expertise from Arita, Stellar Works invited designers Neri & Hu, Michael Anastassiades, Ilse Crawford and Ross Lovegrove to participate in a three-year-long project entitled, ‘A Cabinet of Curiosity’.
The results of this collaboration were presented during a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, putting good use to the brand’s porcelain dishes. The Japanese host and governor of Saga, Yasushi Furukawa, explained to his guests how the ritual unravels, a very meaningful experience for those invited and those who had the privilege to behold.
Stellar Works has partnered with a select group of the world’s finest designers (Neri&Hu, Space Copenhagen, Zaha Hadid, Yabu Pushelberg, Borge Mogensen) who share a passion for cultural investigation and natural materials.