This new series, COLLECTIBLE In-Depth, unveil the backstage of contemporary creation. Tackling various topics from personal designer processes to the position of collectible design on the global design market; these COLLECTIBLE In-Depth offer different views to suit all tastes. Today we talk with Movimento Club.
COLLECTIBLE: What are the key questions did you ask yourself before starting to curate this exhibition?
Movimento Club: This was our first physical exhibition with Movimento; we want to show a selection of pieces that show Movimento's diversity, originality, and quality. More specifically, we presented a series of pieces from various corners of the world. Pieces that challenge stereotypes, span continents, and offer us a window into the design scene around the world.
Pieces that challenge stereotypes, span continents, and offer us a window into the design scene around the world.
C: Why have you called this exhibition Origins?
Movimento Club: We called this exhibition Origins for several reasons, the simplest of which is that we’re showing pieces from a whole host of places or origins. We displayed pieces from Russia, Mexico, Korea, Australia, Lebanon, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, and more many of which were exhibited for the first time. We are also fascinated by the origins of ideas; where does creativity come from? What inspires us or guides us in a particular direction? Who we are and where we come from impact how we think and, therefore, the work we create. As our origins are all so unique, so should be the work we put that was clearly seen in this exhibition.
C: You launched Movimento through Virtual Reality, what is your opinion on 3D designs and renderings compared to other more traditional ways of presenting design? How do you foresee evolutions in that domain: do you think it is a perenne practice or an ephemeral one that reflects our needs for escapism and imaginary spaces?
MV: When we launched Movimento, it was at a time when much of the world was bound to their homes due to the COVID 19 pandemic. In this case, we were able to invite people from all around the world to see our opening exhibition online during a time when people could not gather. Still, we later realized the many benefits of exhibiting or launching work this way, such as environmental benefits, accessibility, practicality, and cost. I think the lockdown showed us that there is a use for 3D and virtual work, not to replace physical exhibitions but perhaps to run alongside as a way to be more inclusive.
About Movimento Club
Movimento Club is a project started by Artefatto to encourage and support young designers and emerging brands, by promoting their work and connecting them to interested clients.
Movimento was created to give these individuals visibility by coming together as a singular collective. Movimento has a strong belief that together we can achieve more.