Client / Slow, a design exhibition curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein at Schloss Hollenegg, Vienna
Year / 2016
FerroMobile consists of a collection of chandeliers developed at the via Calderai workshops. In this famous street of Palermo, experienced craftsmen still produce traditional metal tools.
FerroMobile rethinks the chandelier as an extremely lightweight and decorative aerial object. Each suspended lamp, in spite of the material of which it is made, confronts the air and explores balance and movement. The design is founded on the principle of asymmetric metallic cages perfectly balanced on the back of a cylinder. Each cylinder is broken down into several moving parts that rotate perpetually. This way the appearance of the chandelier changes continuously, constantly creating a new equilibrium, each time more articulated.
From a constructive point of view, these unique items are made of iron, combining the CNC cutting technique with the handcrafted pivot. The project was born from the desire to rediscover traditional forms and craftsmanship and combine them to new technologies, to produce original items.
Concept and design / Martinelli Venezia
Exhibition / Slow, Schloss Hollenegg, Vienna