"Since information is everywhere, what would happen if furniture itself became information?" That's the question designer Robert Stadler will attempt to answer with Informed, an installation at the Nilufar Gallery during Milan Design Week.
Part of a group show called Atomi, featuring works by Martino Gamper, Studio Makkink & Bey and Marco Ferreri amongst others, Informed consists of four pieces - a mirror, a rug, a set of bookshelves and a stool - "each of which embodies the information they contain."
Say the organizers, "Form follows information represents one of Robert Stadler's main research themes on objects. The pieces will be displayed against a blue background, Internets predominant colour."
"i-mirror together with i-carpet invert the letter 'i' thus turning it into a functional exclamation mark : a reminder that we are the centre of our domestic environment, and that, therefore, we are free to choose the way in which we want to live in spite of advertising trying to promote predefined lifestyles."
"i-mirror is carved from Carrara marble, a material traditionally used for figurative sculptures. Here the codes are reversed, the person is reflected by the mirror and the marble acts as its frame."