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ph Filippo Bamberghi

Maddalena Casadei

Best known as an industrial designer, Maddalena’s work has a purity of intention. However, taken together, her designs show a unique sensitivity to the specialness of each material used. Armed with pragmatism and a love for the most essential of forms, she is able to embrace a seemingly distant imagery and make it her own. Working with Sardinian cork for her collection Accanta, which in Sardu means “nearby”, she concentrated on the essence of the smell and feel of the material as well as the multifunctional simplicity of classic, homemade cork stools.

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What was your strongest impression of Sardinia?

How everything and nothing is in harmony with each. Everything, in the sense of tradition, materials, landscape, the sea. Nothing in the sense of emptiness and silence, introspection, preservation.

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