COTTO’s Pætchwork collection, a design by Piero Lissoni, launched for the first time with success during the Milan Design Week 2015, marries oriental artistry to the West’s rigorous design standards which creates products in the ‘Sophisticated Simplicity’ style.
This year, COTTO Another Perspective 4 invites 8 groups of designers and architects from 6 countries, together with COTTO’s Creative & Design Office, to explore various design perspectives of 9 different forms that can be applied to the Pætchwork collection. All designs are exhibited at Ventura Lambrate during Milan Design Week.
For the first one, Waterscape is a set of floating bath toys designed by De Intuïtiefabriek, an all-female design studio in the Netherlands, with an inspiration from COTTO’s new Pætchwork collection that reflects through colorful shapes in different structure and types of foam and plastic.
Pond / Slab / Frost – a set of three lamps by Ferréol Babin – a young French designer, is inspired by a detail, an accessory, a material or a shape that can normally been found in bathrooms. The first lamp is inspired by the small containers and holders for accessories. The shape of the second lamp is a wall light that is inspired from ceramic tiles. The third one takes the shape of the small bottles of dispensers and transforms to a tray with glass containers that emit light.
Piet by Meike Langer – a German designer, is a series of two wall mirrors and a hand mirror inspired by the Pætchwork Collection. The mirrors are suspended from the wall by a light steel structure. Their distance to the wall gives them a floating appearance whereas the intersecting bars relate to textile and graphic patterns.
ChimChim by Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada is a set of diffusers which allows the user to mix and match the five different materials to create 25 different combinations. The materials of bottles’s surface are made of natural elements such as marble, red clay, Hinoki wood, biscuit porcelain and brass. These natural surfaces together with the scent made of dried flowers can enhance the absorption of the scent into the material.
Next, the cabinet under the basin which is a way to patch material and form named Cove Cabinet, is designed by Thai designer – Studio 248. The rectangle and the circle of the cabinet are assigned two separate tasks; the rectangular plate covers the cabite which is the circular plat itself. Also, the rectangular cover can slide from left to right, so it can hide objects behind the cabinet by using the pattern of the Pætchwork and laser on the cover plate.
Another work from Thai designer – Lines by Thinkk Studio, is a bench for shower area that adheres to simplicity and straightforward-ness of the straights lines of the wood that cross over each other on two layers.
Where there’s a will… there’s a way is a design by landscape architectural design studio – T.R.O.P. The purpose of this design is to camouflage a flower vase into Pætchwork Collection’s tiles on the wall.
Grid, designed by Thomas Schnur, translates the 2D Lines of the tiles from Cotto’s Patchwork Collection into a functional three-dimensional object for daily uses like clothing rail in the bathroom or sleeping area.
Last but not least, Tray by COTTO’s Creative & Design Office is a set of stacked boxes with modular system provides diverse storage solution hinged upon user’s creativity. With genuine teak and Lissoni’s latest tile design for COTTO – Pætchwork, creating artful and delicate box set that can fit in any rooms.