Studio Tools is a project of self-production developed by ZP Studio, a Florence-based architecture and design office committed to creating ideas for exhibition and commercial spaces, along with corporate brand solutions and product design. The studio has been focusing recently on self-production through research in traditional and avant-garde techniques.
Dotto Collection consists of PVC plumbing pipes turned into jars or pots with a Plexiglas base.
All objects from Studio Tools have been manufactured with the collaboration of Tuscan craftsmen, and they narrate the valuable know-how and skills of small scale production Made in Italy. Through a design driven process, artisanal techniques are fostered by innovation and new technologies: traditional wood turning and PVC pipes are mixed with semi-finished materials directly deriving from industrial production.
Project: German Pavilion
Location: Milan, Italy
Architects: David Adey, San Diego, CA, USA
Technical info: PVC/PES mesh and ETFE
Picture credits: B. Handke, SchmidHuber