Giardinett is an armchair with structure in matt black painted metal or patinated bronze and padded seat with velvet coveringProduct Dimension
Width: 70 cm
Depth: 81 cm
Height: 70 cm
Design by UTO BALMORAL, 2020
I remember when, as a child, my grandparents took me to play in what we called "the gardens".
A patch of lawn that seemed infinite to us children.
They sat on the classic green wooden or metal benches and patiently, I watched myself chasing a ball until the sun went down.
I always carried that image within me as a symbol of great love and the memory of those uncomfortable but iconic benches resurfaced in me on the occasion of this project where I tried to reinterpret them in a domestic key
I remember when I was young and my grandparents brought me to the park we called "giardinetti"
A tiny piece of grass that looked so big to the children's eyes
The took a sit on the classic green benches made by metal and wood and the watched me playing soccer till the sunset
To me that was a great “love test”
I tried to design a new interpretation of that piece turning it in a domestic version
I don’t believe in design. I believe in ideas Uto Balmoral it’s not me. Uto Balmoral is the first virtual designer, is a character provokingly created to be a product himself, a project of the designer. The idea comes from a personal consideration about the concept of the ‘Designer as griffe’.
The consciousness rising of this phenomenon gave birth, with declared irony, to the new character Uto. Uto traces his own image starting from the denial of himself in a game of particular balances between the will/necessity of appearing and hiding. The central thread of Uto’s work is the simple necessity to communicate, to provoke, to generate something into the public, to force out a smile, to cause thinking, to spark off a reaction, to start a process able to go over the aesthetical sense and functionality and centering in this the principal scope of his work. First of all his objects are communicating, they are places where you can find a clear message. I don’t believe in design. I believe in ideas.
Uto starts his career in 2011 with the exhibition Maybe at DAAL Gallery in Milan presenting the limited edition piecies Unbstables and The Putrella’s Connection He collaborates with different companies as Tonelli Design, Officinanove, D3CO, Luce 5