Special Nonexistent Furniture
The Programma 8 by Franco Sargiani & Eija Helander Collection

An architect, Sargiani was born in Modena in 1940 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Milan Polytechnic. After numerous training periods abroad throughout England, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, he opened a Studio in Milan. His interventions range from architecture and industrial design to corporate image organization, the latter of which was often in collaboration with Eija Helander, a renowned graphic and industrial designer herself. He has collaborated with numerous companies, from which his designs have been selected for the Golden Compass Award and have been presented in numerous museums, including the Beaubourg in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Applied Art in Helsinki, the Kunst Museum in Dûsseldorf, as well as the Milan Triennial.

This systematic and comprehensive project of small modular and stackable household items was based on the very same methodological premise of the "international-style" architecture of the period: the theory of open-system meta-design ideal for the free composition of unlimited living and formal models. defined by Alessandro Mendini as "the most evolved system of household objects ever created on an international level" (Paesaggio Casalingo, 1979) this design concept radically overhauled the implements used for table and kitchen service, oriented towards maximum practicality and flexible use.

  • Stylish, elegant design
  • Material: Stainless Steel, Stoneware and Glass
  • Dishwasher safe

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