Elena Salmistraro “primates” collection for Bosa was presented at Maison et Objet 2017, a collection of ape-like creatures in saturated hues.
The set of fine vases in ceramic has been created to remind us of the delicate relationship between man and ape. Their playful appearance, combined with the colored glazes and precious metals make up the perfect blend as they seduce with their vital force.
Comprised of six pieces, ‘primates’ by Elena Salmistraro reference three different monkey types: the mandrill, belonging to the family of african cercopithecidae; the golden monkey, cercopithecus kandti, belonging to the family of african cercopithecidae; and debrazza’s monkey, belonging to the family of african cercopithecidae. The ape is the animal that best evokes man, in body shape, expressions and movements. This powerful similarity to man is what makes it fascinating and what inspired the creation of the vases, whose soul is encompassed in the details and colorful textures.
The collection of vases in fine ceramic dimensions: Total height 40 cm, lower base 16cm width.
Product designer and artist Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. She graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2008 and founded her own practice Alko_studio.
In 2010 she registered her own fashion and design brand, Alla’s. She has worked as a product designer and artist/illustrator for various companies in the creative industry, such as Bosa, Seletti, Bitossi Home, Yoox, NasonMoretti, Massimo Lunardon, Okinawa, Offiseria, Texturae, Durame and Alla’s design, to name just a few.
She was chosen to take part in “The New Italian Design”, a travelling exhibition hosted by Triennale Design Museum in Milan and curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and Andrea Branzi, with stopovers in San Francisco, Santiago de Chile and Cape Town.
See more from the show HERE!