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Davide G. Aquini - Truth is material

Davide G. Aquini  
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  Venezia

Truth is Material. Expansion of formal borders in the summing up of craftsmanship

As a reaction to my “bi-dimensional” training (graphics and web) I am deeply attracted to “real” materials. By “real” I mean “sincere”, showing their nature without imitating other materials or hiding flaws. Marble, wood, ceramics, glass, are all part of our crafts tradition and can still be approached thanks to lots of laboratories. That widespread knowledge heritage we can dip into is of priceless value. So my projects are not born from nothing. They sum up this widespread crafts knowledge, my experience and tastes together with the search for materials. That makes it difficult to establish a border between “my” and “our” project, but I think that adds value to my work.

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Q&A with Davide G. Aquini

Your town. And three words to describe it.
Venice. Half-caste, opulent, voluble.

Three words to describe your projects.
Territory, pattern, dialogue.

A colour.
Malachite green.

A taste.
Grenadine.

Antique, modern or contemporary?
Modern.

The most precious item you own?
A lathed vase made and given to me as a present by f.lli Bertolin di Nove (VI).

Where is design going?
I wouldn’t know what to say. But design is probably no longer linked to function or industrial production.

Where are you going?
Always searching for those craft districts of the Italian tradition.

Three words to describe Italy.
Magnificent, dithering, decisive.

If not in Italy, where?
Turkey.

Never without?
Small break (cake and coffee).

A motto.
Getting dirty is necessary.