1968: ITALIAN RADICAL DESIGN BY DESTE FOUNDATION AND TOILETPAPER.
1968 board book offers an unorthodox, kaleidoscopic walk through the Dakis Joannou Collection of Italian Radical Design furniture as conceived by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari the men behind TOILETPAPER brand. TOILETPAPER’s bold, mischievous interpretation of Joannou’s collection results in delightful, high-contrast photographs that merge the seductive lines of Radical Design furniture and objects with the curves of the modern-day nymphs cavorting among them. Published as a board book, and named after a year that was pivotal for architecture and design (and, of course, the world at large), 1968 is a collection of dreams and nightmares, an inspiring, eye-popping compendium of colorful, ironic objects and bodies. At once charmingly retro and alarmingly surreal, 1968 includes drawings by one of the Radical Design movement’s foremost architects, Alessandro Mendini.
Photographs: Maurizio Cattelan & Pieropaolo Ferrari
Drawings: Alessandro Mendini
Preface: Maria Cristina Didero