Astrid Luglio Napoli
Sensory, social experiences. The olfactory chamber project, in glass
The Olfactory Chambers are glass chalices that amplify the smell of food, made by a master glassblower. Thanks to their morphology, the aromatic bouquet is released to hit our nostrils directly. Is there really an olfactory culture? Have we got the tools needed to enhance it? Olfactory chambers open a space-time gap in which to close your eyes and abandon yourself to unknown smells and collect your own olfactory database. A fleeting moment to amplify aromas, add value to and narrate each ingredient through its smell; the circle completed by one’s own perceptions. Astrid developed her interest for design as social experience when she was studying at university in Milan. Her projects are often inspired by the wood world, its history and culture. Design considering different shapes and materials, starting from food as the main means of communication.
Alongside her independent research, Astrid collaborates with the creative agency, Tourdefork, in Milan.
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Q&A with Astrid Luglio
Your town. And three words to describe it.
Naples. Alive, complex, captivating.
Three words to describe your projects.
Stories, experiences, experiments.
Antique, modern or contemporary?
Antique, modern and contemporary?
The most precious item you own?
A small fossil of a prehistoric insect.
Where is design going?
Towards designing experience.
Where are you going?
I’m following it.
Three words to describe Italy.
Unique, contradictory, frustrating.
If not in Italy, where?
South East Asia.
"I’ve decided to do what I like because it’s good for my health." Voltaire