In a country like Italy, where there is a great design pride, it’s really difficult for new designers to brake through. Many aspiring designers have a big task ahead, if they are to succeed.
One of the young designers who really have come through and have been accepted in the design world is Odoardo Fioravanti. He is a young, highly technical designer. He is an industrial designer from the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic.
Odoardo speaks and lives for design and he would really like to help others on their way to succeed in the industry.
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New traditions require new design. Sometimes you have to twist ideas, rethink and put together in a new way – it goes for music, design, food – yeah well all creative thinking.
The modern fusion kitchen draws inspiration from the entire world and mixes different cooking traditions together. Just like music. That is why Odoardo Fioravanti has redesigned a series of traditional kitchen utensils. Fusion Cooking consists of a palette, ladle and tongs, useful both for cooking and serving.
Odoardo Fioravanti explains: “My approach towards design is to observe people’s actions and behaviour, although they constantly change. This is the basis for any new concept. As to Fusion Cooking, I had noticed how people mix different food cultures together and I decided to develop some utensils aimed at the fusion kitchen. I wanted traditional utensils to have a new form, which had not been seen before – as if they had evolved and some new species had been created. The name symbolises both the inspiration behind the design, as well as the fusion in the combination of materials.”
This is the Danish designer Jesper K. Thomsen and the Italian designer Odoardo Fioravanti. Last Friday the two met for a talk about Jesper new furniture series – Camping and Play. It was really interesting to hear that even though they don’t speak the same language they still have a common language when it comes to design. The rest of us “non-designers” felt totally left behind when the two of them got all excited about some new update for a 3D program. We were fascinated by how much they had in common even though their design solutions are miles apart.