Restile 2015, the last interview

Thursday 16 July 2015
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Our chat with Francesco Costacurta brings us full circle with our interviews with the artists who took part in Restile, the competition that gave us an opportunity to discover and get to know some of the younger talent in contemporary architecture and industrial design. We took time out to have a closer look at Francesco’s project - Pompei 2.0 - that convinced the jury for its symbolic value, but also for its original approach to the concept and how he handled it.

What was the inspiration for this innovative ceramic concept? There is the obvious historical reference, but he took an alternative approach: ash seen as a decorative element that settles on surfaces and objects that are part of everyday life, concealing their real forms. These icons of contemporary life replace traditional decorative patterns, outlining a new aesthetic that is unpredictable and full of surprises.

What did Francesco Costacurta have to say?
We started with his formal education, because it was as a high school student that he first dipped his finger into artistic design. He worked on it and went on to choose a career in interior design on the advice of a teacher.
What happened then? What experience formed him and how did his style come about?

Let’s find out what he had to say in our interview with him!