From design to literature through Poliform

Invasioni Incoscenti is the name of the work of art created by the young artist of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts Katarina Vukcevic for the exhibition “A decade of evolution in design” by IFDM. The artistic elaboration of the iconic product by Poliform draws inspiration from a French literary classic.

“I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups and asked them if my drawing frightened them. They answered: “Why should anyone be frightened by a hat?” My drawing did not represent a hat. It was supposed to be a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. So I made another drawing of the inside of the boa constrictor to enable the grown-ups to understand. They always need explanations.”

Mad Chaise Longue’s stylish asymmetrical composition, which features a curved backrest that determines the hierarchy of the volumes, immediately reminded the artist of this passage take from The Little Prince. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s anecdote is perfectly represented in Marcel Wanders’ design, whose sinuousness metaphorically recalls the Prince’s drawing. This sinuous design is accentuated by the interwoven wires that, unravelling from a knot, envelop and subsume the product, representing how artistic creativity can pervade and transform everything.