Studio Oink and Aimee Bollu collaboration Design With The Unknown from Salone del Mobile Milan

In my last remote feature from the Salone del Mobile, I wanted to share a collaboration between designers Studio Oink and artist Aimee BolluDesign With The Unknown. Comprised of a series of unrecognisable objects, the collection was created using found, collected and traded objects consumed by the other designer before transforming it into a new form and each injecting their own aesthetic. Neither side met in person during the process, communicating only through social media using the unknown to guide their choices. It’s quite incredible to see how each piece sits seamlessly alongside another.

Aimee’s work by nature is rooted in collecting and gathering things discarded or forgotten by others, creating new narratives for the pieces she transforms. She uses techniques such as mould making, turning and slip casting combined with candy colours to bring about a fresh perspective and I love the personality she has brought to the Design With The Unknown collection.

The materials assemble, stack and connect in a mixture of wood, porcelain, plastic and sponge. Despite their having no function, there’s so much I love about this collaboration; the sculptural shapes, the muted colour palette, the surprise of the two sides reflecting each others thoughts and ideas so well. I can spot a few pieces I’d be more than happy to have in my home too…

Studio Oink and Aimee Bollu collaboration Design With The Unknown from Salone del Mobile Milan

Studio Oink and Aimee Bollu collaboration Design With The Unknown from Salone del Mobile Milan

Studio Oink and Aimee Bollu collaboration Design With The Unknown from Salone del Mobile Milan

Studio Oink and Aimee Bollu collaboration Design With The Unknown from Salone del Mobile Milan

 

If you’d like to see more of Studio Oink’s interior design or styling projects  – peaceful and minimal in style, take a look at their enviable portfolio…

Photography © Studio Oink 

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