Matisse slash-outs inspire lighting by Formafantasma

Matisse slash-outs encourage this lights assortment by Formafantasma

At Milan Layout Week 2022, Maison Matisse celebrates the French artist’s paper slice-outs by way of up to date style and design collections

Established by the fourth era of the Matisse spouse and children, Maison Matisse celebrates the French artist’s heritage by way of new style and design collaborations with up to date creatives. At Fuorisalone 2022, the model offers a collection of new lights items by Formafantasma by an installation at 5 Vie (By way of Santa Marta 21). 

Henri Matisse began functioning on paper reduce-outs in 1941, and continued until his demise in 1954, generating compositions making use of gouache painted paper, minimize with scissors and pinned to studio walls to make the artworks, which featured anthropomorphic figures, foliage, and abstract symptoms. ‘The Fold’ assortment by Formafantasma references these lower-outs, through the use of steel and paper shapes cut and assembled in the very same way. 

Photography: Gianni Antoniali

‘In the spirit of Henri Matisse, Maison Matisse celebrates joie de vivre a heritage of optimism combines with these of perseverance, audacity, simplicity and family to imagine heirloom-deserving objects,’ claims Jean-Matthieu Matisse, the painter’s great-grandson and founder of the brand name. ‘These are pieces that harness artisanal craftsmanship to assemble value, historical past and style to convey joy to the two existing and long term generations to appear.’

‘The Fold’ collection interprets this modern day artwork heritage and marks Maison Matisse’s very first foray into lighting style and design. Designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin ended up influenced by the artist’s procedure, and like Matisse, they utilised a ruler and blade to shape the silhouettes of chandeliers, table lamps, candleholders and pendant lights. 

Photography: Gianni Antoniali

With simple geometric designs, the designers have developed a collection of abstract compositions that subtly reference the artist’s artistic design, while retaining Formafantasma’s one of a kind, subtle approach. Designed of machine-cut and bent metal, spray-painted to a easy end in shades from moss inexperienced to deep crimson, pink and blue (each piece is accessible in the four colours), the lamps attribute contrasting white paper shades. 

Says Jean-Matthieu Matisse, ‘Ours is a relatives that counts the greatest designers and craftsmen to make eternally pieces that make a household a household and encourage optimism: the Maison Matisse condition of head.’ §

Photography: Gianni Antoniali

Photography: Delfino Sisto Legnani e Piercarlo Quecchia