Among the eight prototypes by Peter J. Pless at Salone Satellite was Prism, a coffee table housing mirrored surfaces that reflect the colours inside and all around - a cross between a kaleidoscope and a gem.
Visage is a bold room divider seemingly made out of spools that rolls into itself to open, close, or stretch out. Made of spun aluminium modules that articulate in order to change up a space, Visage opens fully, to provide more privacy. This was the piece that drew visitors into Pless' stand, but once there, they had a lot to see.
A familiar shape is scaled up and the oversized Atelier becomes almost a private space. The fabric shade offers shelter and protection, two soothing prospects at the end of the day.
Based in Marquette, Michigan, Peter Pless follows a design philosophy based on several key tenets: mass customization, emotional quality, formal quality, affordances, afterlife and smart materials.
A stool design originally meant for one is opened up for two.