JCP news - Salone 2018
This year’s cosmic installation, Odeum, was the setting for JCP’s new artifacts, and was orchestrated by CTRLZAK. Within a specially conceived setup, the exhibition took the form of a metaphysical theatre, transporting the visitor in another dimension through an intriguing game between light and shadow, where every object transforms itself, revealing new forms and unexpected functions. In particular, JCP illuminated its universe with a star of design: the master of light Nanda Vigo. JCP presented the Sun-Ra, a collection of lamps that the artist designed exclusively for the brand.
New and Notable Pieces Include:
Sun-Ra lamps designed by Nanda Vigo
Characterized by an hybrid identity, between art and design, SUN-RA lamps highlight the synthesis of Nanda Vigo’s career: the search for the interference between space and light where the project stops being only an object and becomes an artwork. Simple lines in the space, find their configuration thanks to a segment of light. Trait d'union, both concrete and conceptual, light becomes the joint element of the whole composition and declares at the same time the function of the object itself.
Venny coffee tables designed by Matteo Cibic
Venny coffee tables are sculptures with a double function, characterized by extravagant colors. They suggest, with their surfaces at different heights and with their circular openings, innovative and extraterrestrial forms, landing in the domestic space as wonder-objects.
Justin cabinet designed by Matteo Cibic
Justine is a wonder-object: in a world where treasured objects dematerialise, containers become the real protagonists. Conceived as a coffer, Justine, with its soft and smooth lines, appears in the domestic space as a cabinet with a surprise effect, offering a view on a hybrid universe, characterised by unexpected contrasts.
Herma, Rapunza and Wanda vases designed by Richard Yasmine
The war still remains in many spots on earth: rockets and bombs are the nightmare of too many nations, and they damage the physiological and mental health of too many people. This small container comes with the idea of overcoming this horrifying reality by using the exact shape of a rocket and transforming it into a humorous, yet functional, home accessory. If opened up this vase revealed a surprise: the concept is to simulate the bang effect of a bomb, causing an explosion of joy and pleasure...
Eret console designed by Samer Alameen
Over a hundred years since its inception, around the world there are thousands of Meccano players and fanatics, many clubs and hundreds of websites covering its history, model building instructions and nostalgia. A toy conceived back in 1898, but, the fact is, that it is more than a toy: it’s educational, it teaches basic mechanical principles and it inspired this brand new arti-fact. Eret is a console made of stainless steel consisting of perforated metal surfaces and fixing bolts.
Belmer sofa designed by Matteo Cibic
Between sculpture and design, Belmer is a wonder-object, suggesting a newly discovered sociality. With its big dimension Belmer buck the trend of the growing, contemporary, miniaturization, appearing as an alien organism, coming from a galaxy where everything is yet to be discovered.
JCP’s eclectic identity is confirmed through its multidisciplinary approach: not just design, but art in all of its forms and expressions. Once again, the rules are broken, and the boundaries are crossed, giving life to intriguing pieces that aim to go beyond mere appearances.