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Show RCA 2019

Carlo Scanferlato

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Major project:

Off The Dust

After decades of avant-garde and innovation, the glass blowing tradition in Murano is now facing a controversial phase, where the lack of new masters and the struggle to survive in a fast paced world are forcing manufacturers to shut down their workshops.

"Off the Dust" aims at disrupting the threshold where craft practices can be involved, stepping into new contexts to re-configure our relationship with them... from contemplative to interactive.

Collaborating with a furnace in Murano, the first outcome is a family of home-integrated speakers where technology is concealed behind a glass body that becomes an interactive surface... Functional sculptures that need our touch to be activated.

Info

  • School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products

    Specialism

    Design for Manufacture Platform

  • Contact

  • Product designer, with a background in Interior Design and a particular interest in craft practices, I consider every object in constant dialogue with the surrounding architecture,.

    My recent work concentrates on technological products and how to add human value to them, enhancing experiences that go beyond the standard interpretation of functionalism, blending beauty, sustainability and simplicity. 

    Few objects are truly needed, let's make them count, and last. 

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Interior Design, IED Milano, Italy, 2016
  • Experiences

  • 3D Visualiser and Interior Designer, MISE Studio, Treviso, Italy, 2013-2017
  • Exhibitions

  • "Blend House Exhibition", Floristeria Lambrate, Milan Design Week 2018, Italy; "Design Products Exhibition", BASE Milano, Milan Design Week 2019, Italy
  • Sponsors

  • Vetreria Nuova Venier, Murano, Italy
Royal College of Art