The World in a Room: When Objects Have Names of Places

Sofas with names of cities. Chairs with names of countries. Tables which recall an architectural style. Lamps with names of islands. Household appliances which allude to morphological land elements. The Italian design objects described in this book over-dramatise the world and represent it within the walls of the home. They make up, that is, a family of objects which implements a reversal and a balance of scale between large and small, internal and external, function and representation. Through a precise strategy of naming, they dispose the world to fit in a room, without necessarily making it smaller. On the contrary, leaving it there for us.