Challenge: Creating a new furniture archetype for the Salone Satellite, Milan.
Award: Ikea Stiftung 2014
Exhibitions: May 2014 Salone Satellite, Milan
Outcome: A piece acting as a conversation starter.
6×6 part 1 is the first piece made by Grande. This archetypal form of a hanging rail stages laminated stone into a new functional aesthetic.
Grande’s purpose is to reinvent technical principles of assembly and execution in unexpected ways. 6x6 part 1 set the pace for Grande to balance tradition with decontextualized rules of production. This inaugural piece inspired by laminated wood has a bold aesthetic that joins traditional materials with innovative techniques. It was shown in Milan in 2014 during the Salone Satellite.