RoPLASTIC-MASTER’S PIECES was one of the appointments of RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC 2019, the international project launched by Rossana Orlandi to stimulate the design community on the highly debated topic of plastic. Inaugurating on April 6th 2019, the exhibition featured world-famous artists who created one-of-a-kind pieces using recycled plastic. The installation was curated by Studio Vudafieri • Saverino Partners at the Railway Pavilion of the Museo Scienza e Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”.

2019, April 6th to 14th


FEATURING

Massimiliano Adami – William Amor – Nacho Carbonell – Matteo Cibic – Enrico Marone Cinzano – Jacopo Foggini – Formafantasma – Barnaba Fornasetti – Maurizio Galimberti – Jaime Hayon – Piet Hein Eek – Studio Job – Piero Lissoni – Massimiliano Locatelli – Fernando Mastrangelo – Alessandro Mendini – Lucio Micheletti – Brodie Neill – Fabio Novembre – Italo Rota – James Shaw – Studio Nucleo – Patricia Urquiola – Dirk Vander Kooij – Tiziano Vudafieri – Marcel Wanders – Nika Zupanc

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MASSIMILIANO ADAMI | Meteora

Light sculpture composed of a body made of polyurethane foam with drowned re-used plastic objects. Sectioning transforms some of the objects into places where fluorescent or led light sources can be inserted while some other are elongated to the ground, becoming supports…

Year:
2016

Materials:
Plastic objects, polyurethane foam, LED lights and lantern

Dimension:
130 cm. diameter, 170/190 cm height

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WILLIAM AMOR | Railway flowers

Art installation of spontaneous flowers between the museum’s railway.
A bed of poppies, cornflowers and wild flowers made from plastic bags, fishing nets and abandoned ropes present our poetic signature: the metamorphosis of plastic pollution into precious…

Year:
2019

Materials:
Plastic bags

Dimension:
15 to 30 cm

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NACHO CARBONELL | Re-revolution

10 years ago we starting our relationship with Rossana Orlandi Gallery, she offers Nacho a space to present his new work. At that moment he came with the collection Evolution. “Living in an era where we are saturated with information, the Evolution Collection…

Year:
2019

Materials:
Metal frame and recycle packaging plastic

Dimension:
72 x 152 x 129 cm

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MATTEO CIBIC | Cabinet-oh!

Matteo Cibic designed a collection of small furnitures – colorful coffee tables and cabinets – produced in 100% waste (panels made of recycle plastic coming from the unprocessed waste). Thanks to the patented Eco-Oh! machine and processes, and brass casted details….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Metal frame and recycle packaging plastic

Dimension:
177 x 50 x 160 cm

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ENRICO MARONE CINZANO | Tronco

This coffee table is composed of a handmade material, using as a raw material exclusively recycled plastic. In the specific case of this project, the base is Black Dapple, material produced with cutting boards and plastic wrappings….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Black dapple, wooden block of Mediterranean maritime pine cascaded naturally after a storm

Dimension:
95 x 70 x 50 cm

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JACOPO FOGGINI | Acquerello

While working for the family business, Jacopo Foggini discovers the versatile nature of methacrylate, a material generally used in the production of car reflectors. Enchanted by the
aesthetical and chromatic qualities of this thermoplastic resin….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Thermoplastic resin

Dimension:
60 x 120 cm

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FORMAFANTASMA | Botanica

The objects displayed in the Botanica collection are designed as if the oil-based era, in which we are living, never took place. Studio Formafantasma investigated the pre- Bakelite period, discovering unexpected textures, sensations and technical….

Year:
2011

Materials:
Polymeric materials, ceramic

Dimension:
23 x 33 cm

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BARNABA FORNASETTI | Fornasettiana Remix

I decided to take part in GuiltlessPlastic because it deserves credit for having led designers to deal with the need to turn rubbish into resources, instead of disposing of it, as has been the case up until now, in line with a linear economy model that is no longer sustainable…

Year:
2019

Materials:
Regenrated polystyrene

Dimension:
200 x 200 cm

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MAURIZIO GALIMBERTI | Flowers in Plastic emotion

The work wants to be a dialogue between Photography (film), and its “support” THE CHARGER.
THE CHARGER who is normally thrown away when he is empty of films, in my work he becomes the protagonist and converses with the film that he usually contains and that’s all…

Year:
2019

Materials:
Regenrated polystyrene

Dimension:
70 x 100 cm

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JAIME HAYON | XXX

Ro Plastic – Master’s Pieces is the exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi with unique and unpublished works created exclusively for the project, in recycled plastic, by artists, designers and architects of world renown who aims to demonstrate that the use and reuse aware of….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Recycled polyester yarn

Dimension:
180 x 250 cm

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PIET HEIN EEK | Electronic man

Piet Hein Eek (1967) graduated in 1990 from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with his now classic Cupboard in Scrapwood. In 1992, together with Nob Ruijgrok, he founded Eek & Ruijgrok B.V. and opened a factory in Geldrop,….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Plastic made electronic components

Dimension:
160 x 190 x 130 cm

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STUDIO JOB | Ciao Sandro

Earlier this year Rossana called us and told us about this project and I thought; plastic is bronze – interesting. I think those industrial rotation moulded products like jerry cans and buckets, aesthetically are perfectly designed, they are beautiful and….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Bronze, plastic

Dimension:
82 x 37 x 145 cm

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PIERO LISSONI | Clastic-Plastic
The architect, designer and art director Piero Lissoni (1956), after graduating from the Politecnico di Milano, founded the Milan based interdisciplinary studio Lissoni Associati in 1986 together with Nicoletta Canesi, developing architecture, interior and industrial design projects.

 

Year:
2019

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MASSIMILIANO LOCATELLI | Breuer Chair

Marcel Breuer married traditional craftsmanship with industrial methods and materials to help make tubular steel furniture an international sensation, and a modern institution. The cantilevered form exploits the unique possibilities of the material….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Plastic bottle, steel

Dimension:
60 x 46 x 82 cm

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FERNANDO MASTRANGELO | Tombstone Chair

I want to create an exaggerated tombstone-like object that people sit on to understand the gravity of the plastic catastrophe that we’re faced with. Made entirely of blue plastic to draw peoples attention and positioned in front of a train…

Year:
2019

Materials:
Recycled plastic pellets

Dimension:
61 x 61 x 345 cm

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ALESSANDRO MENDINI | Alex Chaise Longue

Alessandro Mendini (1931–2019) was born in Milan. As a boy, he lived in a bourgeois house designed by Piero Portaluppi. It was full of fascinating paintings by Alberto Savinio, Gino Severini, Massimo Campigli, Giorgio Morandi and the many other artists present…

Year:
2017

Materials:
Maxi-flake Irregular LDPE, 95% recycled plastic – polyethylene

Dimension:
170 x 83 x 83 cm

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LUCIO MICHELETTI | Victory

A work to watch in silence.
Many languages can be learned, but silence is the prerogative of few.
A simple message, made only of a recognizable and familiar form,…

Year:
2019

Materials:
Recycled plastic, wood

Dimension:
44 x 40 x 34 cm

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BRODIE NEILL | “Capsule” Ocean Plastic Hourglass

Three hourglasses are presented at the exhibition, each containing microplastics from different parts of the world: Neill’s original home Tasmania, his main plastic collection point Hawaii and Sardinia, the location that inspired the Guiltless Plastic exhibition…

Year:
2019

Materials:
Glass, microplastics from different parts of the world

Dimension:
ø 15 x 30 cm

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FABIO NOVEMBRE | Jolly Roger

Not good in drawing, but he has exceptional writing skills. Fabio Novembre is born in Puglia and he considers himselfes as an “Architectural anarchic”. Since 1994, he is been running his own studio trying to match life style and design philosophy….

Year:
2019

Materials:

Dimension:
74 x 74 x 85 cm

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ITALO ROTA | Jolly Roger

Not good in drawing, but he has exceptional writing skills. Fabio Novembre is born in Puglia and he considers himselfes as an “Architectural anarchic”. Since 1994, he is been running his own studio trying to match life style and design philosophy….

Year:
2019

Materials:

Dimension:
74 x 74 x 85 cm

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JAMES SHAW |

Plastic Waste is one of the biggest issues in modern life, I believe we need to shift the perception of this material from ‘waste’ to resource. This is why initiatives such as Rossana Orlandi’s Guiltless Plastic which shows the beauty and usefulness of these materials are so important….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Waste

Dimension:
40 x 25 x 170 cm

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STUDIO NUCLEO | “Stones” consolle

Start the change beginning from its own behave, opportunity into the daily environment. Nucleo participates in Guiltless Plastic with Rossana Orlandi and Ro Plastic-Master’s Pieces with the project Stones.
Nucleos work can be described as an investigation of time-frames;….

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Materials:
epoxy resin, epoxy resin sawdust, wood sawdust, pigments

Dimension:
29 × 103 x 80 cm

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PATRICIA URQUIOLA | Wasting time daybed

My ancestors were sneakers and I’m genderless.
I speak my own language,….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Recycled material

Dimension:
139 x 110 x 76 cm

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DIRK VANDER KOOIJ | The melting pot

The melting pot as a requirement, the studio waste solution. Through labour and innovation, recycled plastic can be beautiful and The melting pot as a requirement, a studio waste solution: The melting pot began as a refuse for studio waste: its stoic form functioning as….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Discarded 3D printed material

Dimension:
120 x 73 cm

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TIZIANO VUDAFIERI | Wilhelm lamp

The Wilhelm Lamp was born out of Tiziano Vudafieri’s passion for the German designer:”Wilhelm Wagenfeld was the only Bauhaus master to apply this movement’s utopia to real life, invading the market after World War II….

Year:
2019

Materials:
light fitting material – recycled polycarbonate by Lati, material structure – iron (by YDF),

Dimension:
ø180 x 156 cm

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MARCEL WANDERS | Re-use bottle composition 

Reusing objects removes the guilt of throwing them away. As modernism considers the past irrelevant, there is a concern and question regarding the disposable nature of the things we create today. To express his opposition to an increasingly apathetic, throw away culture,….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Plastic bottle

Dimension:
50 x 30 cm

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NIKA ZUPANC | Tic Tac clockcomposition 

”The project discusses the pollution of the oceans through an object with a strong symbolic meaning — a clock, reminding us, that the time to really act upon this extremely important issue is upon us. The iconic object, which represents the past….

Year:
2019

Materials:
Recycled plastics

Dimension:
50 x 30 cm

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