Gustavo Martini is a promising talent in Brazilian furniture design, producing pieces with a strong identity. He has the ability to produce both conceptual products for limited series and products for large scale production. He is currently living in Milan after completing his Master degree in Italian Product Design at Istituto Marangoni.
Gustavo Martini was selected for the Salone Satellite 2016, where he presented a project called Edge.
The concept of the Edge project was inspired by Martini’s personal point of view, as he considers the primary act of drawing as an essential step in the design process.
The research was based on the transitional moment linking imagination and execution. In response to these thoughts, he developed the idea of a black line made by a pen, filling the paper with a graphic grid, and painted some spaces between the rows to create surfaces.
The result is a sort of visual room where it is possible to pass through the walls, and the furniture made by the thin dark surfaces reinforces the sense of tangibility.
The name highlights the fact that the design is something that goes beyond the single object, it having being turned into a connected architecture – an element on the edge between design and installation, idea and reality.
After this experience Gustavo Martini told us:
“My performance at this year’s Salone Satellite was my official introduction into the design world – that of Milan – as the whole world is here during the design week. The experience helped me to expand my network, make contact with the international press and establish partnerships with companies and designers.
In order to make a name for yourself as a designer you have to be present during the Salone del mobile in Milan and creating strong connections through its design.”