It is no surprise to read the name of Stefano Trapani among those of the designers currently exhibiting their collection at the Design / Miami International Fair in Basel, the capital of collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating art design products.
The Italian architect and designer Stefano Trapani, he has been working for some time in a scenario that sees him as a main character above all abroad and especially in Paris, the headquarters of his architectural studio.
Born in Palermo, he moved as a teenager with his family to Reggio Calabria, where he graduated and began his professional career in architecture and interior design. From the beginning, he immediately excelled for his talent and his ability to transform each element into a unique piece that challenged the “boundaries” that tend to separate art, design, and craft.
His careful research ventures beyond the general interpretation of traditional materials, which in modern lines are based on a balance that transmits ancestral moods linked to the purely craft concept, as conceived in Art and Craft, to manifest in a minimalist and essential , typical of industrial design.
This combination gives his creations the uniqueness and originality that make each piece a work of art located in its natural environment, thanks to the careful search for the harmonious balance between past and future.
Thus, wood, glass and marble take shape in a mixture of smooth surfaces, where the sender is able to find the “domestic” comfort that a design element must guarantee even in its austerity.
Stefano Trapani is the demonstration of how important it is to insist on affirming talent, inspiration and passion, with perseverance following the path that leads to success, with sacrifice and a lot of humility. In fact, his discreet but concrete silence lets the results of his work speak for itself, which quickly received the right awards, such as being selected among the most popular designers in the world and invited to exhibit his latest collection “The essence of experience” ”At the International Design Forum, which brings together the most influential collectors, gallery owners, designers, curators and critics from around the world, called upon to discuss design culture and the design market.
With the theme “The Golden Age”, the 16th edition of Design Miami / Basel, under the creative direction entrusted to Maria Cristina Didero, hosts major installations, galleries and news. In fact, there are 30 international galleries with historical and modern design that will exhibit author works, among the most famous: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Galerie Downtown François Laffanour, Friedman Benda and Dimoregalery.
In addition to gallery owners, architects, curators, designers, innovators and artisans will be present in the Curio section, which will propose new and contemporary visions of living and creating domestic scenery to explore. In this context, the Curio collection designed by Stefano Trapani finds its space during an installation of white arches placed in order, as if to represent our lives and the stratification of the experiences gained during the artistic and emotional journey.
Each arc crossed slowly reveals information about our experience, as if it were a sequence
photographic. So at the end of the line, a mirror awaits us, a symbol of our age, where we no longer recognize our image, but the result of our experiences.
Thus, the Curio collection “The essence of experience” takes shape on the path of experiences and evolution, through interpretation of memory and movements with a modern artistic approach, representing the union between tradition and innovation, between art and design.
Design Miami / enriches its program every year, not only to meet the demand for design, but also to expand awareness of the artistic value of modern and contemporary design, nourishing the market for collectibles. As every year Design Miami / it will be proposed in two stages, so after Basel the next deal will be in December in Miami, Florida.