The Royal Family (the second act in a Design Drama that began with 4 Characters in the 1st Act in 2017) is a collection of three furniture pieces commissioned by Camp Design Gallery Milan, and made in collaboration with Abet Laminati. They are available to purchase, with each being made only in a limited edition of three. For prices and availability please contact email@example.com
Three Characters In the Second Act: The Royal Family is a vision of the home as a court of domestic deviance played out through the ecstatic surfaces of a bourgeois’ nightmare. A model 21st Century family of two parents and an insanely spoiled child, the father is the mother, the mother is the father, both the mother and the father are the father and the mother, while the infanta is also the infante but is free to be neither, or both, or something in between. Gioioso (the chair), Benevolente (the wide unit), & Solidale (the tapering unit) have no official status, but they are pure royalty in their total rejection of the suffocatingly facile codes of good taste, and they honour their freedom and divinely ordained power in the salacious union of sacred and profane, colour & form, wilfulness and gluttony, the digital and the crafted, the new and the old, and the bad and the naughty, refulgent in patterns of a new kind of regal family’s aesthetic liberty.
Photography by Federico Floriani unless otherwise stated