Hong Kong-based Italian designer Andrea Ponti is best known for beautiful, practical designs ranging from air purifier to smartwatch to suitcases, but little known to us consumers is, he is very much a man of art and thus he does what he does. And that, my friends, bring us to an exciting news. Andrea’s studio, Ponti Design Studio, is hitting up Milan Design Week, happening from April 4-9, with a wonderful and representative art project called Shadows in the Windows.
Breaking away from the studio’s usual industrial portfolio, Shadows in the Windows is a reflection of Hong Kong’s urban landscape using two symbolic elements: a window and a seat, presented in eight variations. Here’s the gist of this art/furniture pieces:
“The project is a metaphor of the architecture of urban density and represents the relationship among the individual, the product, and the urban landscape. The window is the architectural element that best represents the concept of urban density. The seat by the window is a symbolic element that contributes to the representation of Hong Kong’s urban landscape.”
Shadows in the Windows will grace the exhibition at Superdesign Show, Selected Objects pavilion, as wells Superstudio Più, via Tortona 27, Milan. So, if you happen to be in and around Milan during the said dates, you may want to pop and admire the work of art in person, if not, you can appreciation them digitally with the official images courtesy of Ponti Design Studio.
Images: Ponti Design Studio.