presents Anacleto Spazzapan - the artist of Iron

Over the years, Anacleto Spazzapan has been working on an open professional path, aimed at implementing and enhancing his technique through several phases, the so-called styles, that made him experiment new forms and materials, such as reinforcing rod which is one of the main features of his work.

This material also characterizes one of Spazzapan’s most crucial work and life event, the discovery of an archeological site in Giava, Indonesia, which allowed the designer to give an occupation to several local welders specifically because of the employment of the reinforcing rod.

Far from the attitude of many contemporary designers who search too much for a beautiful design object, Spazzapan’s style takes items back to their function, to the importance of being instead of appearing.

His creations, which at first glance seem to be light and delicate, are instead absolutely resistant, extremely functional and definitely in step with the times, which differ in originality and creativity, as well as uniqueness.

Accompanied by a good dose of patience and stubbornness, the artist-designer creates unique, colorful and extravagant shapes.

Such as Che Palle armchair, winner of the Silver A 'Design Award 2017, composed of 18 painted iron spheres assembled together. An armchair that is very reminiscent of the shape of the grape, which was inspired by Anacleto, after a trip to Indonesia (where grapes are the fruit of rich people and few can afford it), the designer has thus started to create an iron rod, then break it down and make it a seat.

A concrete and so-called mathematical approach to artistic and original products. His projects use the same logic that is used in mathematics, keeping in mind the concept of logic and mathematical progression; the fulcrum always remains the very function of an object, embellished and lightened by a more frivolous and fun aspect.

Anacleto Spazzapan thus demonstrates an interest in the origins of craftsmanship, proposing unique but at the same time functional design elements. He also pays close attention to the materials, their resistance and reaction during processing, which emerge as guidelines throughout his work.

For the artist-designer, the ideal object is the one that can be produced in a few minutes, with only one piece of a single material, which weighs zero, which has no volume, with a construction without cost, which has no equal and is comfortable and beautiful.


Editor: Chiara Mattavelli

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