RODRIGO PINTO X DEZEEN MAGAZINE (2020)
COLLECTIBLE DESIGN FAIR
MAR 16 2020
Dezeen magazine highlighted Side Gallery’s Rodrigo Pinto as “a young designer to watch” after the gallery presented a collection of pieces by the Chilean designer at Collectible Design Fair 2020. The design magazine explained how Pinto’s work combines natural and manmade materials exploring the relationship between usability, symbolism and form. His series Tierras Hipnóticas” (Hypnopompic lands) were displayed in the Side gallery booth. The series was demonstrated the materialization of constant dreams about territories in wear and tear by post-apocalypse. The question that is repeated during the creation of each piece, prior to the materialization, is how it could look, the place we inhabit or the objects we inhabit after total destruction. The textures and contours of each object reflect the wear and chaos that would influence each body. It is like observing the model of a schizophrenic story, where every detail tells the possible state of things.
"The question that is repeated during the creation of each piece, prior to the materialization, is how it could look, the place we inhabit or the objects we inhabit after total destruction"
Collectible design fair was dedicated exclusively to 21stst century contemporary design, giving the gallery the opportunity to show the works of designers whose concepts were at the forefront of creativity. Side Gallery featured a selected group of young international designers whose works promoted and explored the new ways of the design world, focusing on the investigation of materials, forms and techniques. Side Gallery presented works from Rodrigo Pinto, Lukas Saint-Joigny, Sophie Rowley, Sigve Knutson and the iconic Sabine Marcelis.