14 July 2019
Kaldewei Future Award by AW Architektur & Wohnen 2020I am glad to have been shortlisted by the German magazine AW Architektur & Wohnen for the Kaldewei Future Award by AW Architektur & Wohnen 2020 as upcoming designer of the year.
11 July 2019
Dezeen Awards 2019 / Emerging Designer of the YearI am delighted to have been longlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2019 in the Emerging designer of year category.The Dezeen Awards studio categories will name the most outstanding design talents of the past year.Awards will be given to the best studios in each of the architecture, interior design and design categories, with studios founded less than 10 years ago competing in the emerging studio categories and more established practices battling to be named studio of the year.
7 June 2019
Wallpaper* Handmade Singapore / Wallpaper* Handmade XMy centrepiece Arched – developed in collaboration with the Norwegian company Arven AS – will be on display at the coming Wallpaper* Handmade Singapore. The exhibition features fifteen selected pieces from the last Wallpaper* Handmade X, that were launched during the last Milan Design Week.Now it's third year, Wallpaper* Handmade Singapore is part of an ongoing collaboration between Wallpaper*, the global authority on design, and the Design Singapore Council (Dsg). Held at the National Museum of Singapore, the show will run from 14 June to 14 July.
4 April 2019
Stylepark Selected Award 2019 / Salone del Mobile.MilanoI am glad to announce that the Void series – a collection of furniture resulting from my first collaboration with the Italian furniture company Desalto – has been awarded with the Stylepark Selected Award on the occasion of the last Salone del Mobile.Milano fair.With the Stylepark Selected Award for the Salone del Mobile 2019, Stylepark again honours the best product premieres of the Milan Design Week.Jury statement:The furniture collection 'Void' by Guglielmo Poletti for Desalto impresses with its black steel texture. The walls of the tables and wall-leaning boards are at least three millimetres thick. According to the manufacturer, the design examined the 'form in relation to the architectural ideas of mass and emptiness'.
2 April 2019
Milan Design Week & Salone del Mobile.MilanoI am pleased to announce the launch of Void and MM8 – two distinct collections of furniture resulting from my first collaboration with the Italian furniture company Desalto. Comprised of several pieces, the series will be on show both at the Salone del Mobile.Milano fair and in the Desalto Showroom in Milan.In addition to this, for the third consecutive year I will be at Galleria Rossana Orlandi, where I will present Equilibrium Space Divider. The piece is the latest addition to my 'Equilibrium' series, an ongoing investigation which explores various possibilities in construction through the use of tension.Finally, I am glad to be part of the Wallpaper* Handmade X exhibition, which this year celebrates its tenth edition. For the occasion, I have been working closely with the Norwegian company Arven AS, with whom I will be showing Arched – a centrepiece which investigates the specific structural qualities of silver.
31 March 2019
Una Mano per AIL / AIL Milano & Christie's ItaliaMy 1:4 scale model of the Equilibrium Console is on view at Palazzo Clerici in Milan, as part of the collective exhibition Una Mano per AIL – organised by AIL Milano in collaboration with Christie's Italia. Now in its 10th edition, the initiative allows the association to raise charity funds by gathering several works from artists, architects and photographers, which will be auctioned on the 4th of April.
10 March 2019
COLLECTIBLE / SEEDS London GalleryMy work Helix 1622 Wall Light will be on show with SEEDS London Gallery at the COLLECTIBLE design fair in Brussels.The piece – which was initially created for the Legacy exhibition curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein at Schloss Hollenegg – originates from my interest for simplicity and reduction, which led to a construction built through the simple gesture of a torsion, where a loose steel cable becomes structural by being twisted.Now at its second edition, COLLECTIBLE is a pioneering fair exclusively gathering unique pieces and limited editions dedicated to contemporary collectible design of the 21st century.
10 February 2019
Dead Darlings #11 — Design / Het Nieuwe InstituutI am happy to join the auction Dead Darlings #11 — Design, organised by the collective platform Dead Darlings as a temporary element of the Speculative Design Archive exhibition, held at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.For the occasion I will present Object #11 – one of the many studies made in collaboration with fellow artist Jing He as part of an experimental project from 2017.
1 February 2019
Madrid Design Festival / Galleria Rossana OrlandiOn the occasion of the Madrid Design Festival 2019, I will be part of a collective exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi. Held at the studio of Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, the show will gather a broad range of experimental works, including my piece Equilibrium Console.
17 December 2018
EDIDA – ELLE DECO INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2019 / Young Talent of the Year / Elle Decor ItaliaI am very pleased to announce that I have been nominated by Elle Decor Italia as Young Talent of the Year for the 2019 edition of the EDIDA – ELLE DECO INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS.In the following, you can find a few information about the awards:Launched in 2003, the ELLE DECO INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS or EDIDA is a unique international event where the 25 editors-in-chief of the ELLE DECORATION international network gather to award global excellence in design in 14 categories.The annual awards ceremony takes place in Milan during the Salone del Mobile, the world’s leading furniture fair.
30 September 2018
PAD London Art + Design / Galleria Rossana OrlandiMy work will be on show at the PAD London fair the coming week with Galleria Rossana Orlandi.For the occasion, I will present my latest pieces from the Equilibrium collection – comprising a chair, a dining table and a suspension light. The series explores various possibilities in construction through the use of tension in relation to aluminium, a material characterised by very specific structural qualities.
26 September 2018
ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award 2018 / CersaieI am honoured to announce that my tile collection Segments – designed for the Italian ceramic company Decoratori Bassanesi – has been awarded with the ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award, winning the prize in the ceramics category.Now at its 5th edition, the annual award is issued by ADI – Associazione per il Disegno Industriale in collaboration with Confindustria Ceramica and Cersaie design fair, with the aim of highlighting the most innovative products among Italian ceramics and bathroom furnishings sector. The nominated products represent a pre-selection for the ADI Design Index 2019.
17 September 2018
Cersaie / Decoratori BassanesiMy new work Segments – a collection of tiles resulting from my first industrial collaboration with the Italian ceramic company Decoratori Bassanesi, will be launched at Cersaie design fair in Bologna next week.Comprised of 3 different products, this series investigates the limits of gres porcelain by walking on the thin boundary that defines its fragility, challenging the technical constraints related to industrial production.
3 May 2018
Legacy / Schloss Hollenegg for DesignI will be part of Legacy, the latest exhibition curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein, which will take place in the wonderful Austrian castle of Schloss Hollenegg.As a result of my own legacy, I will present a new commissioned work – Helix 1622 wall light. The piece originates from my interest for simplicity and reduction, which led to a construction built through the simple gesture of a torsion, where a loose steel cable becomes structural by being twisted.
10 April 2018
Milan Design Week / Galleria Rossana Orlandi & SEEDS London GalleryMy latest work will be on show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during the coming Milan Design Week 2018. For the occasion, I will present three new pieces from my Equilibrium collection – a chair, a dining table and a suspension light.In addition to this, my benches Sections will be exhibited at the 5VIE ART+DESIGN district with SEEDS London Gallery. The pieces will be part of the group show TEST TUBE.
21 February 2018
ARCOmadrid / AD Architectural Digest Spain & Galleria Rossana OrlandiI will participate to the coming edition of ARCOmadrid – International Contemporary Art Fair. For the occasion, my work Equilibrium Console will be on show as part of an installation curated by Rossana Orlandi – especially conceived for the design magazine AD Architectural Digest Spain.
11 January 2018
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2018 / Officine Panerai Next Generation Designer of the YearI have been shortlisted for the Officine Panerai Next Generation Designer of the Year – part of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2018.For the second year, Wallpaper* magazine and luxury watchmaker Officine Panerai have collaborated to create the Officine Panerai Next Generation Designer Award. Part of the 2018 Wallpaper* Design Awards, it is designed to champion the work of a young and prodigiously talented individual who has significantly contributed to the field of design during the past 12 months and looks set to create a lasting impact in years to come.The winner will be revealed by Wallpaper* Brand and Content Director Tony Chambers and Officine Panerai next moth.
24 October 2017
Rising Talent Awards Italy / MAISON&OBJETI have been selected among the six young designers winners of the next Rising Talent Awards – taking place in Paris during the coming edition of MAISON&OBJET. I would like to extend a special thanks to Rossana Orlandi for nominating me.At every edition of the trade show, in what is an eagerly expected event on the design scene, M&O puts six young talents under the spotlight, all of whom have been sponsored by powerful mentors.This session pays tribute to Italy with the invaluable assistance of the Italian Trade Agency*. The 6 talents made in Italy were carefully selected by 6 renowned figures, who accepted to become their mentors: Andrea Branzi, Giulio Cappellini, Rosita Missoni, Piero Lissoni, Luca Nichetto and Rossana Orlandi. Simply by following their hearts these mentors have come up with an exciting palette of designers.For the occasion, I will present both some old and new works from my Equilibrium series, which will be on show at the Talents à la Carte booth, at the Italian institutional booth and at the Italian embassy in Paris.
31 October 2017
Operæ – PHM | Piemonte Handmade / SEEDS London GalleryMy new work Sections will be on show at Operæ Independent Design Fair in the exhibition PHM | Piemonte Handmade. The project is the result of a collaboration with metalworking master craftsmen Berrone Livio & C. and will be presented by SEEDS London Gallery.SectionsThe tube is a simple element, but one of great versatility. Taking into consideration the tube’s many uses, Guglielmo Poletti’s most recent pursuit is to play around and alter its forms unexpectedly, to create a new functionality.Since his recent "thesis" project (2016) at Eindhoven's design academy, the designer has shown an almost obsessive fascination with the ideas of balance and tension. In a previous collection presented by SEEDS, his glass and metal acrobatics gave shape to the precarious balance of these materials by stabilizing them into functioning as a bench and a table: his new work for Operæ insists upon this theme with the same effectiveness.For the PHM | Piemonte Handmade project, the designer has collaborated with the metal masters of the historic company, Berrone di Volvera, to create an unprecedented object that revolutionizes a steel tube’s behaviour through a simple offset of its own sections.In addition to this, I will exhibit the re-edition of a previous work – Skin Floor Lounge. Originally developed in 2014, the sitting element represents an attempt to push the image of a low chair towards maximum simplification. The piece will be part of the objects selected by SEEDS London for their space in the Galleries Section.
25 September 2017
PAD London Art + Design / Galleria Rossana Orlandi My latest work from the Equilibrium series will be on show at the PAD London fair with Galleria Rossana Orlandi.For the occasion, together with some previously developed works I will present two new pieces, consisting of a dining table and a desk lamp – Equilibrium Round Table and Equilibrium Table Light.
30 May 2017
Bratislava Design WeekI have been invited as a guest to the Bratislava Design Week 2017, along with other international fellow artists and designers.The main topic of Bratislava Design Week 2017 is LIMIT. It can be understood as significant factor, which affects conception of a design object and creating in general. Limit is also boundary and provocative force.For the occasion, I will take part in the main exhibition curated by the festival director L'ubica Hustà at the ZOYA Gallery, where I will be showing two prototypes – bench and console – from my latest series Equilibrium.In addition to this, I will also participate to the BADW Design Lectures, where I will have the opportunity to share some personal points of view and reflections on the value of limit, which plays a very relevant role within my artistic practice.
15 May 2017
Maarten Van Severen & Co — A Wild Thing / Design museum GentMy work Equilibrium Stool – part of the my latest collection Equilibrium – has been acquired by the Design Museum Gent, and will enter the wonderful permanent collection of the museum.The piece will be on show at Maarten Van Severen & Co — A Wild Thing, an exhibition co-curated by design critic and researcher Hilde Bouchez in collaboration with Marij de Brabandere, member of The Maarten Van Severen Foundation.
27 March 2017
Milan Design Week / Galleria Rossana Orlandi & Archivio Giovanni SacchiMy latest work – the Equilibrium collection – will be on show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi for the whole duration of the Milan Design Week 2017.The project was developed for my 2016 graduation at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The collection is comprised of four pieces, and explores various possibilities in construction through the use of tension in relation to different materials.I will also be taking part in the exhibition Relazione di appartenenza, curated by the young collective Pierre Dupont and based on the wonderful context of the Archivio Giovanni Sacchi.For this occasion, I will be presenting 'Interweaves', result of an experimental collaboration with my fellow friend and artist Jing He and the model maker Filippo Zagni.
1 February 2017
SUPPORTS / SURFACES* / SEEDS London GalleryTwo pieces from my Equilibrium series – bench and low table – will be part of the exhibition SUPPORTS / SURFACES* at SEEDS London Gallery, for the whole duration of the gallery's Season 4.
For Season 4, the Design Store (•DS), part of SEE••DS ventures forwards from the back rooms and approaches the window space, accompanied by the coherent gesture of the display, it is propagated throughout the entire space. The •DS objects are chosen, as always, with curation that does not chase after the novel, but that, more than ever, looks for a quality to be shown again, under a new roof, inside new actions of display, in front of new gazes. In an international scene that is exploding with events and design fairs, moving so fast that pieces are likely to get lost in the shuffle, SEE••DS engages in thoughtful research to seek out distinguished pieces in recent years, then creating a special platform, a new time and space for them to be discovered and understood.Season 4 features works by François Dumas, Jochen Holz, Olivier Van Herpt, Daphna Laurens, Studio Furthermore, OSΔOOS, Oeuffice, Giovanni De Francesco, Laetitia de Allegeri + Matteo Fogale, David Derksen, Studio Berg, Apparatus, Odd Matter, Marlene Huissoud, Formafantasma, Sabine Marcelis, Duccio Maria Gambi, Guglielmo Poletti, Silo Studio, Kueng Caputo and Dan Yeffet – and is curated by Studio Vedèt.
21 October 2016
Dutch Design Week / Design Academy Eindhoven / Graduation ShowMy graduation work Equilibrium will be on show at the Design Academy Eindhoven as part of the Graduation Show 2016.Our 2016 graduates explore larger issues in their designs: peace, production, surveillance and gender. They courageously deal with war and peace, and open the debate on government surveillance and the right to privacy. They delve into gender and how constraints and a narrow way of thinking limit our potential. And they also look at what recently was – by analyzing production processes and posing challenges to big industry. They search for new methods and for material innovations, and they mix craft and technology to create new products that can be made on a more human scale.
12 October 2016
Biennale Interieur / MVSC01 Erwan BouroullecThe work I produced for the MVSC01 workshop, led by Erwan Bouroullec, has been featured in this nice publication edited by The Maarten van Severen Foundation and KASK / School of Arts Ghent. The book will be launched at the coming edition of the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. It will be on show at the MVSC01 exhibition – together with a small installation I made.
1 December 2015
The Maarten Van Severen Foundation / MVSC01 Erwan BouroullecI am glad to have been selected by the Design Academy Eindhoven to take part in the MVSC01 – the first edition of the Maarten van Severen Chair workshops, led by Erwan Bouroullec.Comprising a group of fourteen international students, the three-day Master class will focus on the theme of Into The Wild.The workshop is an initiative of The Maarten van Severen Foundation resulting from a collaboration with KASK / School of Arts Ghent.