This year the Design Report award celebrated its 15th anniversary and we are extremely happy that we have been awarded a ‘special mention’ for “The Phytophiler”.
The selection, jury and award has all been celebrated during this year Salone Satellite. We are honored that the panel, that consisted of renowned international designers and professionals (Jurgen Bey, Marco Dessí, Yael Mer of Raw-Edges, Ludovica Palomba, Timo Salli from Aalto University in Helsinki and Carola Zwick from Projektgruppe 7.5 and Design Report chief editor Lars Quadejacob), has chosen our project. Thank you!!
Following the extract from the interview:
Dossofiorito “Dossofiorito” was originally a broken neon sign, its lettering made of neon tubes. When Livia Rossi and Gianluca Giabardo discovered it in a junk-filled back garden in Verona in 2012, they immediately had a name for the design project they were working on together. Dossofiorito means hill of flowers, and the work that Rossi and Giabardo are currently showing in Milan is intertwined with plants.
It is a collection of hand-turned flower pots with a range of accessories that can be inserted into the pots. For instance, a magnifying glass for observing blossoms close up, a mirror that allows you to see the entire potted plant or a shade provider and wire mesh to support climbing plants. The name the designers have given to their collection is “The Phytophiler” (lover of plants). “The accessories are there to intensify the interaction between plant lovers and the objects of their affection”, says Gianluca Giabardo (32).
The native of Verona studied design in Milan, Stuttgart and Helsinki and is currently a research assistant at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Livia Rossi (34) comes from Avellino, near Naples, and worked in various studios in Florence and London after completing her studies. As Dossofiorito, Rossi and Giabardo have devoted themselves to experimentation on the boundary between art and design