On April 28, Denis Santachiara will be a guest speaker at Digifest, the annual Toronto conference that explores the cutting edge of technology and design. Here’s what he has to say about overcoming creative blocks and having no regrets.
Each year at Salone del Mobile, the Italian manufacturer Campeggi draws a mesmerized crowd around its booth, where a team of presenters spend their day demonstrating how pieces of furniture on view can be effortlessly transformed by turning them over, or spinning them around, or turning them inside out. The Italian manufacturer is well-known for its wildly inventive furniture pieces, which embed a multitude of functions: chairs that morph into dinner tables, and sofas that twist into beds with the simple flip of a few cushions. As part of its lineup of novelties this year, the star piece at the booth was Denis Santachiara’s Ca.Mia emergency bed, where a portable satchel unzips and inflates into a single-mattress bed covered by a protective pitched tent.
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