Over the past 10 years Wallpaper* have been uniting the most talented designers, artists and architects with outstanding craftsmen and manufacturers in order to create astonishing pieces for their annual Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in Milan. The collaboration is a tribute to creativity and craftmanship, so when we were asked to contribute as one of the manufacturer’s, we were more than happy to oblige. You can read about our collaboration with Guglielmo Poletti in the tenth edition of Wallpaper* Handmade, in stores now.
Wallpaper teamed Arven with the talented Italian designer Guglielmo Poletti. Poletti’s work is characterized by progressive architectural structures combined with apparent simplicity. His approach is based on a `thinking by doing´ philosophy. Hands-on, he explores the limits of materials, questioning the notion of balancing simplicity and structural strength.
Our craftsmen- and women worked with Poletti for many months. To bring the designers vision to life has been a truly rewarding process. Experimenting and testing, we have been pushing the limits of sterling silver and silversmithing techniques.
We are honored to be a part of this project, showcasing amazing collaborations between designers and manufacturers from around the world, all handpicked by Wallpaper*. Together with a selected few, Arched has also been chosen to be part of the Handmade exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.
Poletti´s work is exhibited at Galleria Rossana Orlandi and has been displayed in several international exhibitions. Poletti won Italian “Rising Talent Award” at Maison & Objet, Paris in 2018. He was also recently voted “Young Talent of the Year” by Elle Decor Italia.
Learn more about Guglielmos work here.
Photos from the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition by Giulia Piermartiri.
Photos from the Arven workshop by Dag Sverre Randen.