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Presentation of the volume by Marta Sansoni and Alessio Sarri
Introduced by: Sergio Risaliti
Speakers: Chiara Alessi, Anna Gili, Johanna Grawunder, Massimo Mariani, Andrea Ponsi, Franco Raggi, Marta Sansoni, Alessio Sarri
The talk will be accompanied by the exhibition of ceramic objects / sculptures
Born from an idea of Marta Sansoni and Alessio Sarri, the Raw-Less project involved ten designers on an author’s ceramic project. Marta Sansoni, Andrea Ponsi, Massimo Mariani, Alessandro Mendini, Anna Gili, Nathalie Du Pasquier, George Sowden, Sergio Calatroni, Franco Raggi and Johanna Grawunder each designed an object which was then created by the ceramist Alessio Sarri.
The name of the RAW-LESS project evokes the roughness, the rawness of clay, a material linked to the earth and concreteness, which through the skilled hands of a craftsman becomes a work of art. Marta Sansoni, creator and curator of the project, immediately involved the Tuscan ceramist Alessio Sarri who created the poetic thought of these dreamy creatives. The result obtained is a totemic forest of ten large sculptures (each artifact has a height of about 60 cm and a width of 40 cm) which have not only an aesthetic-decorative value but a practical and concrete one. Unique and peculiar objects, from a vase of flowers to a centerpiece to an altar, with a strong and charismatic highly evocative personality. The objects are made of ceramic, porcelain and ceramic stoneware.
The project was presented during the 2018 Milan Design Week and was exhibited at Art Basel in Basel.