“All the experimental phases of a project, you know, require forcing and exaggeration, maybe even aggressiveness and irony. Prototypes must contain and reinforce all of their creator’s ideas. Even more”.
Roberto Fallani – designer, architect, sculptor, and goldsmith – is an artist of the unconventional, of serpentine forms, of ever-flowing mechanics. He lives and works in both Florence and Rome, where his innate desire to go beyond any theoretically imposed imaginary boundary emerges. Iron and light, an artist at the limits of creative and versatile exuberance that are projected in unison into a sui generis explanatory code, moving towards a multi-functional perspective of cultural, stylistic, and mnemonic couplings.
“For me, change in man’s ways of thinking has always been my basic leitmotif: to carry on and always be different”. A focal point of futuristic forms revisits lines and styles that evoke surreal settings. His creations – tables, chairs, or chandeliers – are inspired by alchemy malleated by a visionary humanist, with the most adaptable materials, such as glass, wood, or iron.
Circular and linear trends alternate between full and empty in dreamlike representations imbued with philosophical functionality. Iron, a triumphant figure of symbolic values, describes a metaphorical arc of coexistence, shifting in its mechanical gear in a continual osmosis between past and present. Totem technology and “illuminating sculptures”, such as light machines, radiate ancestral forms of timeless dimensions. This unmistakable style has numerous patented works, including “flowing impetus” seats that are made in collaboration with Formitalia Group, designed for an audience of connoisseurs who idolize soft, organic, spiral forms alongside bolted structures. These intangible archetypes are an expression of precious systems of kinematic prodigies.
Author: Chiara Melani