Amandine Alessandra: News & Projects / Portfolio

  1. In Vino Veritas for Selfridges

    I’ve been commissioned to create an exclusive In Vino Veritas collection for Selfridges.

    In store now, in Selfridges Oxford Street.

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    Made in London, handprinted by All Cats Are Grey.

    More details about this project here!


  2. In vino veritas

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    In vino veritas (wine reveals the truth) is a plain white tablecloth that only reveals its damask pattern
    as wine is spilled on it. (Perfect for clumsy guests!)

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    This is part of a research on ephemeral stencils, looking into “programming” a shape or word to appear, evolve and disappear according to changesin its environment. Traditionally, damasks were woven in a single colour, with a glossy warp-faced satin pattern against a duller ground, causing the thread to reflect the light differently according to the position of the observer. I liked the idea of a pattern that would only be revealed under certain circumstances, just as truth and secrets would.

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    The tannin can be fixated by washing the tablecloth in cold water with 1kg of salt instead of laundry powder, although this may cause the color to change accordingly to the wine used. (See below)

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    In vino veritas tableclothes will be shown and sold during the Milan Furniture Fair, in the Foodmarketo pop-up shop/gallery. FoodMarketo is a joint project by Apartamento magazine and DesignMarketo.
    Where: Milan, Via Masera in front of n.10
    at the Kaleidoscope space.
    When: 13-18 April 2010

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