An exhibition of sculptural designs by Italian designer and entrepreneur Enrico Marone Cinzano.
China Clean presents six one-of-a-kind functional sculptures and an additional two furniture pieces in collaboration with Stellar Works. Each work is hand-crafted from the highest quality, salvaged materials and constructed through sustainable processes.
The collection contemplates China’s role as a leading industrial economy, which fabricates vast quantities of goods and products, inspiring global cultural movements. And yet, China’s population recognizes the increasing importance of sustainability. China Clean serves as an exploration of the country’s culture, international appeal and relationship with nature.
Cinzano’s experiences travelling throughout China inspired the concept for this collection. By integrating traditional Chinese craft techniques with Cinzano’s Western design perspective, China Clean represents a hybrid of Italy and China’s visual culture and identity.
Highlights include Double Happiness Cabinet (2015) and Qing Chair (2015) made from hand-carved recycled elm wood and assembled using traditional Chinese joinery with Western iconography. In addition, the Fibonacci Table (2015) made from stainless steel, petrified wood, and tempered glass draws inspiration from Italian mathematician Fibonacci whose sequence of numbers is commonly demonstrated in nature. In collaboration with contemporary furniture brand Stellar Works, Cinzano has also designed the Flat Pack Collection (2015), featuring nine color options of chairs and tables that deconstruct for accessibility and transportability.
As a designer committed to uncompromising quality and the cultivation of the value of sustainability, the sculpted furniture pieces are constructed of locally-sourced salvaged materials collected directly from site visits in China in addition to locally- produced industrial materials.
Born in 1963, Italian designer and entrepreneur Enrico Marone Cinzano gives a sustainable take on furniture, creating eco-friendly and durable pieces that are visually sculptural and yet unrestrained.