1909 Elephants's Child
Fabrizio associates the birth of elephant calves to all changes we have to confront during our life. Just like most elephant calves stand and walk into a new reality, we should see opportunity on disruption.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The composition is based on four elements: function, form, colour, and light. The product is design to work as Entrance table. The form is produce with minimum lines and curves but with sharp angles that trap light and transform the colour tones. Colour is a great aspect of the objects. The right colour is essential for the shape and the light to create the best viewer experience. Light striking the piece makes the motionless object to become alive as Natural light moves during the day.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
1909 Elephant’s Child is part of the series “Strange Land” design by Fabrizio Constanza. In this series Fabrizio explores the possibilities of Entrance table as a unique object to become functional art. Each one of the four entrance tables is a piece of art well thought out. Strange Land is form by four unique entrance tables named: 0739 Cetaceous, 2606 Terra, 1909 Elephant’s Child, and 0710 Oxbow. The Series Explores emotions like solitude, fragility, courage and endeavour. These feeling are represented by four conceptual Animals the whales, the buffalo, the elephant and the Horse.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
MDF form, fiberglass application, and automobile finish
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1316mm X 355mm X 875mm
elephant, tables, collectables, contemporary, art, design, icff, award
The project in general was a design Exercise. The objective was to design with the subconscious. That is the reason of the series name: Strange Land. The project started with rectangles with standard entrance table dimension where the designer free sketched forms. From a collection of 15 sketches and combining the most interesting details, four forms started to take shape. In the shapes the designer identified four animals. At this point it began a research on the meaning of these animals to humanity and to the designer itself. The actual forms are explorations of combining hard straight lines and sharp angles with reflected light to generate emotions in the viewer.
1909 Elephant’s Child is a journey to the subconscious of the designer. During the research it encounters information and famous phrases about elephants. It found a book title Elephant’s Child that touched his emotions. At the end of the research looking at the object it realized this object represented his 6 year old child.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Fabrizio Constanza, 2013.