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    ABOUT

    “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”

    Flight is the quintessential symbol of freedom. Free from all restraints, birds defy all types of resistance in the infinite space that is the sky, overcoming gravity’s downward pull, and can head anywhere. Nevertheless, even nature’s freest creatures develop a need to count on a place that offers them protection and safety. As a consequence, we might imagine the abode of a winged creature more as a “cradle” rather than a cage—a safe place where it can protect itself and nest. They strive to build their home with everything that nature offers them: mud, twigs, straw, feathers… They manage to bring real genuine works of art to life just using their beak and their claws: an ability that, we must remark, makes them “natural architects”.

    The “House of Birds” workshop draws inspiration precisely from this collective imaginary and carries it over to the sphere of creativity. Roberto Giacomucci, curator of the project, coordinated a workshop of 24 well-known Italian and foreign designers invited to meet one challenge: to design a birdhouse. They were free to express and experiment their own vision through functions, forms, colors, and finishes.

    Action Giromari, in the Marche region, is the space where these projects come to life; thanks to technicians, artisans, technologies and a profound knowledge of materials, we welcome ideas and design proposal with love and with the only mission to find a solution for making them real objects.

    The creations of House of Birds will be introduced in the Garden of Triennale di Milano, in Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, 20121 Milano, with an exhibit from 4 to 9 April 2017 during the next Salone del Mobile di Milano.

    projects-works

    PROJECTS

    Giant Acorn
    Untitled
    Untitled
    Upside Down House
    Hygiaphone
    Nido di Ringhiera
    CasaInsieme
    Loft
    Cuckoo Clock
    Quequa
    Condominio
    House of Robin
    Metropolitan Birdbox
    Nestore
    Soft Nest
    Bird Feeder
    Condonido
    House of Bird
    Untitled
    Birdhouse
    Waterhouse
    Hong Kong’s favourite bird
    parallax-project-two

    Every bird that flies has the thread of the infinite in its claw

    Victor Hugo
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    DESIGNER

    Discover the creative minds

    Shin Azumi


    Emmanuel Babled


    Sebastian Bergne


    Aldo Cibic


    Claesson Koivisto Rune


    Nigel Coates


    Matali Crasset


    Lorenzo Damiani


    Marco Ferreri


    Odoardo Fioravanti


    Naoto Fukasawa


    Roberto Giacomucci


    Alessandro Guerriero


    Constance Guisset


    Sam Hecht/Industrial Facility


    Giulio Iacchetti


    Lanzavecchia Wai


    Lievore Altherr


    Piero e Francesco Lissoni


    Palomba Serafini Associati


    Marc Sadler


    Denis Santachiara


    Paolo Ulian


    Michael Young


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    PRESS & NEWS

    ONTWERPDUO.NL INTERACTION DESIGN

    Soft Nest among Lanzavecchia + Wai’s project of the year on  Ontwerpduo.nl Interaction Design magazine

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    Di-Conexiones

    The Spanish blog Di-Conexiones talks about Soft Nest, Lanzavecchia+Wai’s birdhouse

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