Primates by Elena Salmistraro

for Bosa Ceramiche

October 2017
Primates, designed by Elena Salmistraro for Bosa Ceramiche, is a collection of vases and decorative plates in fine ceramic, designed to remind one of the delicate relationship between man and ape. Edged in a light frame, the plates feature six different themes and come in two different sizes. The ape is the animal that best evokes man, in terms of its bodily shape, expressions, and movements. This fascinating similarity has inspired the creation of these pieces, whose ‘soul’ is evoked in the detailing and the colourful textures. They come into our home and seduce us with their vital force.
Mandrillus = Mandrill - belonging to the family of African cercopithecidae
Kandti = Golden monkey - Cercopithecus kandti, belonging to the family of African cercopithecidae family
Brazza = DeBrazza’s monkey - belonging to the family of African cercopithecidae
Product designer and artist, Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. Graduated from Polytechnic University of Milan in 2008, she founded her own studio together with architect Angelo Stoli in 2009, where she has been working on architectural and design projects ever since.
She works as a product designer and artist/illustrator for various creative industry’s leading companies, including Alessi, Bosa, Seletti, De Castelli, B-Line, Bitossi Home, Yoox, NasonMoretti, Massimo Lunardon, Okinawa, Texturae, Stone Italiana, Effecte, MyHomeCollection, Durame. Besides, she collaborates with prestigious Art and Design Galleries, such as Camp Design Gallery and DamArte.
Her creations are the result of an art – design mix; utmost care for details, painstaking search for shapes’ harmony and poetic style characterize her projects. One of her work’s priorities is the search for objects’ expressive language, which may fascinate people by evoking emotions.

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