Almir Da Silva Mavignier and Roberto Carneiro on Vespa, 1952
Almir Da Silva Mavignier and Roberto Carneiro on Vespa, 1952
Untitled, 1973
Untitled, 1973
Object
Object



Mavignier`s atelier in Ulm
Mavignier`s atelier in Ulm
Deformed circle, 1957
Deformed circle, 1957
Deformed square, 1955
Deformed square, 1955
Forms, 1952
Forms, 1952
Painting, 1967
Painting, 1967
Concrete composition, 1949
Concrete composition, 1949

Progression and Rotation, 1953
Progression and Rotation, 1953

We pay homage to Brazilian-born painter, sculptor and graphic designer Almir da Silva Mavignier (born 1925) who is a brilliant master of color, geometry and optical illusion.

Active in Europe (Paris, Hamburg, Ulm) from the early 1950s, Mavignier is one the members of the highly influential Brazilian group of artist interested in abstract and kinetic art during the 1950s and 1960s. Mavignier connected his native tropical passion with European concrete art and created his own version the the op-art which he applied for fine art as well as graphic design.






Here is our second editorial for Prague-based lifestyle magazine Esprit. This time about flying adventures of the 1920s and 1930s.

We have select four important airplanes of the era and their stories about long distance or expedition flights. The result is the illustration of the sky full of beautiful flying machines of the first half of 20th century.






Here is our second editorial for Prague-based lifestyle magazine Esprit. This time about flying adventures of the 1920s and 1930s.

We have select four important airplanes of the era and their stories about long distance or expedition flights. The result is the illustration of the sky full of beautiful flying machines of the first half of 20th century.






Here is our second editorial for Prague-based lifestyle magazine Esprit. This time about flying adventures of the 1920s and 1930s.

We have select four important airplanes of the era and their stories about long distance or expedition flights. The result is the illustration of the sky full of beautiful flying machines of the first half of 20th century.


"Hopefully ashclouds from Iceland do not become rituals during Salone."

Lex Pott

We have here first interview from our The Front Room series. This time with Lex Pott. Photo collage of True Colours project (above) was exclusively made by Jana Trávníčková for us. It is based on the designer`s answers below.

Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
The project Transience is a research on the oxidazation of silver. This natural procces is controlled an designed as a series of three mirrors. Besides that I show the Miniature version of my True Colours panels in a new collaboration with Found by James.The True Colours Miniatures is a research on material and their relation to their own oxide and patina colours.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
I feel like a virgin in Milan. I visited the fair only once before. Frankly i am very excited to get to learn Milan better and harvest from all the hard work that we present this year!

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
Hopefully ashclouds from Iceland do not become rituals.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
I cannot remember the names but what comes up first in my mind is to drink a good espresso while you are standing in a bar.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
People and visions. I actually dont care so much about the polished product but i always enjoy experiments and new visions.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
Most by Tom Dixon, Mini by Scholten & Baijings and Spring the exhibition by Premsela.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
1. Tuttobene, The New Glint of Things exhibition, 2. Spring - Excellence, Talent and Inspiration in Design, 3. Vitra stand at the fair, 4. MOST

Visit The Front Room at Ca' Laghetto space, Via Laghetto 11, Milan, 17 - 22 April. We will be there!




"Hopefully ashclouds from Iceland do not become rituals during Salone."

Lex Pott

We have here first interview from our The Front Room series. This time with Lex Pott. Photo collage of True Colours project (above) was exclusively made by Jana Trávníčková for us. It is based on the designer`s answers below.

Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
The project Transience is a research on the oxidazation of silver. This natural procces is controlled an designed as a series of three mirrors. Besides that I show the Miniature version of my True Colours panels in a new collaboration with Found by James.The True Colours Miniatures is a research on material and their relation to their own oxide and patina colours.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
I feel like a virgin in Milan. I visited the fair only once before. Frankly i am very excited to get to learn Milan better and harvest from all the hard work that we present this year!

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
Hopefully ashclouds from Iceland do not become rituals.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
I cannot remember the names but what comes up first in my mind is to drink a good espresso while you are standing in a bar.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
People and visions. I actually dont care so much about the polished product but i always enjoy experiments and new visions.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
Most by Tom Dixon, Mini by Scholten & Baijings and Spring the exhibition by Premsela.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
1. Tuttobene, The New Glint of Things exhibition, 2. Spring - Excellence, Talent and Inspiration in Design, 3. Vitra stand at the fair, 4. MOST

Visit The Front Room at Ca' Laghetto space, Via Laghetto 11, Milan, 17 - 22 April. We will be there!




We are media partners of The Front Room: Geometry and Color exhibition in Milan next week. Curated by our friend Matylda Krzykowski and Marco Gabriele Lorusso, the exhibition is the group show of experimental designers whose work is all about geometry and colors.

The event will take place at Ca' Laghetto - Via Laghetto 11 right in the heart of Milan. Come and have a look at the wonderful objects and enjoy the moment with the designers. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Opening at 18th April 2012.

For the upcoming series of interviews with some of participating designers here on OKOLO, we have teamed up with Matylda Krzykowski and illustrator and artist Jana Trávníčková who presents designers works on collages in the context of designers answers on their Milan visit.

Stay tuned and see personal recommendations and experiences for visiting places and events in Milan from Daphna Isaacs, Lex Pott, Dana Cannam,
OS ∆ OOS and others. Our personal Milan preview is here!


We are media partners of The Front Room: Geometry and Color exhibition in Milan next week. Curated by our friend Matylda Krzykowski and Marco Gabriele Lorusso, the exhibition is the group show of experimental designers whose work is all about geometry and colors.

The event will take place at Ca' Laghetto - Via Laghetto 11 right in the heart of Milan. Come and have a look at the wonderful objects and enjoy the moment with the designers. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Opening at 18th April 2012.

For the upcoming series of interviews with some of participating designers here on OKOLO, we have teamed up with Matylda Krzykowski and illustrator and artist Jana Trávníčková who presents designers works on collages in the context of designers answers on their Milan visit.

Stay tuned and see personal recommendations and experiences for visiting places and events in Milan from Daphna Isaacs, Lex Pott, Dana Cannam,
OS ∆ OOS and others. Our personal Milan preview is here!

Daniel Rybakken, Single Flower Vase, 2012
Daniel Rybakken, Single Flower Vase, 2012
Carl Auböck, Double Noose Vase, 1950s
Carl Auböck, Double Noose Vase, 1950s
Carl Auböck, Ring Vase, 1950s
Carl Auböck, Ring Vase, 1950s

Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken has presented his new Single Flower vase this week. The design will be officially launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Despite we love simple and deeply conceptual design of Daniel Rybakken, we could not forget our favorite mid-century designer Carl Auböck who designed many similar vases in the 1950s. As a reaction for after-war financial crisis in austria, Auböck has designed these vases for everyone who could not buy expensive pack of flowers, but only just one piece. Very precise brass objects are small table sculptures. Has Rybakken designed his vase also as a reaction for global economical crisis today?

More on Carl Auböck in our Vienna Only magazine.

Daniel Rybakken, Single Flower Vase, 2012
Daniel Rybakken, Single Flower Vase, 2012
Carl Auböck, Double Noose Vase, 1950s
Carl Auböck, Double Noose Vase, 1950s
Carl Auböck, Ring Vase, 1950s
Carl Auböck, Ring Vase, 1950s

Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken has presented his new Single Flower vase this week. The design will be officially launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Despite we love simple and deeply conceptual design of Daniel Rybakken, we could not forget our favorite mid-century designer Carl Auböck who designed many similar vases in the 1950s. As a reaction for after-war financial crisis in austria, Auböck has designed these vases for everyone who could not buy expensive pack of flowers, but only just one piece. Very precise brass objects are small table sculptures. Has Rybakken designed his vase also as a reaction for global economical crisis today?

More on Carl Auböck in our Vienna Only magazine.