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Italian design brands are back again at Maison Objet Paris, now for September edition. Seletti once again created in collaboration with fashion brand Diesel, new additions for Toiletpaper collection.
The collaboration between Seletti and the image-only magazine Toiletpaper – created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari – is enriched with new area rugs in the rectangular and round versions, while the Diesel Living with Seletti catalog sees the entry of a new collection of objects inspired by DIY philosophy and the Frame It light frames. The lighting catalog also sees the addition of the new Mouse Lamps, by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, and the mirror Dr. SELETTI, created in collaboration with Atelier Biagetti.
SELETTI WEARS TOILETPAPER
Seletti wears Toiletpaper is a selection of objects characterized by an inexhaustible desire to experiment, black humor dipped in pastel, realized with democratic and familiar materials and combined with unexpected images and pop spirit. The collection consists of various types of products, ranging from tableware to fashion. The latest additions to the collection are the area rugs, in rectangular and round versions, finally available to the general public after their previewing in Miami, in the Untitled art fair lounge, and in Paris at the pop-up shop at Gallerie Perrotin.
Each rug presents an image chosen by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, printed onto the fabric using inkjet machinery designed specifically for large formats. A special heat treatment ensures the resistance of the print and the vividness of the colors. The Seletti wears Toiletpaper rugs, veritable works of art, are available in 14 versions; Two of Spades, Eye & Mouth, Fingers, Lipsticks rectangular, Phone, and Legs are complimented by the new designs Snooker, Cat, Lipsticks round, Teeth, Food with Holes, Game Over, Lady on a Carpet, and Snakes.
DIESEL LIVING WITH SELETTI
The line produced in collaboration with Diesel continues to have great success among the most innovative and experimental fashion brands. In Paris, the two brands are presenting a new collection inspired by the world of ‘works in progress and do it yourself,’ an unexpected and ironic addition to home accessories.
Elmet is a multi-functional dolomite container in the shape of a safety helmet, and Tool Box a dolomite box with a cover fin the shape of an actual tool box. The functionality of the vase is paired with an unusual form in Cone Vase, reproducing in all the details the cones that delimit works in progress. Finally, the light frame series Frame It: a backlit panel to hold graphics and photos, which can be easily replaced with the latched openings on the four edges containing the LED lights.