Details of Colé OPTO folding screen by Lorenz*Kaz / arquitectural photo by Matteo Cirenei
I needed some fresh air…
László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) is a world-famous figure of twentieth-century avant-garde art. As a most versatile artist he had a radically experimental practice.
His photographs, films and photograms were of such significance that they have transformed our thinking about art.
Kiki with African mask by Man Ray – In 1926, Man Ray photographed Alice Ernestine Prin, better known as Kiki de Montparnasse, a social fixture of the Parisian bohemian scene of the 20s (and yes, the same Kiki who would later inspire the eponymous, uber-sexy lingerie brand). Representing the surrealist’s affinity for African Art, the photograph features Kiki’s resting head alongside that of a tribal African mask.
Kiki with Wise Mirror mask by Colé (photomontage)
Colé Haua, Bikita, Eze Mirror Mask by Lorenza Bozzoli
The Walking City was an idea proposed by British architect Ron Herron in 1964. In an article in the avant-garde architecture journal Archigram, Ron Herron proposed building massive, artificially intelligent mobile robotic structures that could freely roam a post-apocalyptic world, moving to wherever the structures’ resources or manufacturing abilities were needed. Various walking cities could interconnect with each other to form larger ‘walking metropolises’ and then disperse when their concentrated power was no longer necessary. Individual buildings or structures could also be mobile, moving wherever their owner wanted or needs dictated
An insect supported by legs different from each other which move and stop in different positions to hold tops with changing shapes. This is Asymmetrical table, designed to transform and adapt to the needs of the users. Colé Asymmetrical Table by Sezgin Aksu and Silvia Suardi
And as imagination bodies forth. The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name – William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
– Joseph Conrad
Colé BRICOLA-GE by Miki Astori
Colé Logo in the circles of Sonia Delaunay
Colé SECRETO coffee tables by Loren*Kaz