Commode
Spaziale Series
2010

Feminine & masculine, fluid & rigid, lightness & mass, expression & function, tactile pleasure from usage, the Spaziale family would like to invite themselves into your lives and homes, and perhaps have a little fun together.

This is a family of domestic creatures that will live with you and your possessions. By breaking out of the rigid mechanical boxes that inhabit in our spaces and store our lives today, they react to what and how much you put in them, openings that behave like mouths and even allow you to hide in them.

The commode swallows your possessions earnestly via its apertures, and their voids accessible either by pulling and stretching their mouths open or a slight tug on a butterfly-knot to unravel a flowing bundle of fabric.

The user cuts into the skin where he/she pleases, to gain access and place belongings into the void within.
The butterfly-knot opening for the times you need to literally dive-in and dig-deep.
A seemingly rigid surface reacts elastically to cradle your keys, mobile phone, sunglasses etc…

Photography © Davide Farabegoli