Studio Dessí, Wien
Marco Dessí *1976 in Merano, lives and works in Vienna. He studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since founding his own design studio in 2007, he has already realized a number of projects with well-known Austrian manufactories.
In 2013, Dessí implemented the exhibition “still life” at the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts Vienna. Dessí’s approach is practical and collaborative, design is understood as an interactive process. Self-initiated projects serve to experiment with materials and challenge processes that are later applied to commercial projects or further developed for industrial or craft duplication processes. In his work, Dessí emphasizes transparency in the sense of a consistent link between the design process and actual production conditions. In the uncompromising combination of function, construction and aesthetics, the striving for the perfect design object is fulfilled; the logic of assembly and disassembly, the precise relations of form and dimension are just as relevant as intelligent material combinations and sophisticated detail design.
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The D70 is the first piece of furniture that designer Marco Dessí has built for Tecta, although he has been interested in “flying furnitures” for a long time. “Visiting Tecta at the show was like walking into an art gallery,” he says, “You’re in awe, decelerated, the furniture shows character. They educate us. Because they are not born of any trend, they are idiosyncratic, you can feel the connection to art. So they embody in a light, unassuming way, the idea of the avant-garde.”
Products by Marco Dessí