Malìparmi presents “Maali mirror” and the Masai collection by Serena Confalonieri with illustrations by Alberto Fiocco
Via Solferino, 3
A rhythm of colours and texture, the graphic fascination of a Maasai woman’s face, and an outlined portrait of geometric sequences, a reference to the tribal world that has always inspired Malìparmi.
“Maalimirror” is the mirror created by the designer Serena Confalonieri for the brand, and it will be unveiled at the Malìparmi boutique in via Solferino during the Salone del Mobile 2017. It pays homage to the Maasai even in its name, including the reference to this people’s language, “Maa”.
“The encounter of two transversal, yet close worlds, exploring and discovering similar paths in Serena Confalonieri and in her Masai collection, even in its language, has led to the desire of working at a joint project: Maali mirror”, says Annalisa Paresi. I have been fascinated by the way she has been able to interpret tribal signs and shapes, stripping them of their ethnicity and evolving them with a contemporary take. “
The “Masai” collection is a project with a strong graphic character, reflected in the volumes of the ceramic vases and on the surface of the Milan-based designer’s mirrors, and subsequently in Alberto Fiocco’s illustrations.
Colour and symbols are the tribal people’s distinguishing features; particularly in the Maasai’s warrior society as they epitomise the DNA of their very clans. Working on these archetype shapes, the Maasai series was created: a reinterpretation of this tribe’s decorations, jewels, art and body changes through clean lines and the use of materials from the fashion world.
“My imaginative world is a crossroad of images taken from journeys, memories, and life tales. That’s why the meeting with Malìparmi was a surprise, I immediately felt a real connection between our topics and our joint participation in the Milano Design Week came completely spontaneous“, says Serena Confalonieri.
Starting from April 4, the collection will be exhibited at the Boutique in Via Solferino 3, Milan throughout the entire event.
Cocktail party on April 7, 2017 – 6 to 10 pm
Boutique Malìparmi Milano, via Solferino, 3
Party / cocktail