Selected Space, Interior, and Product Designs
March 8 – April 7, 2017
Opening: Wednesday, March 8 at 6pm in the SACI Gallery, Florence
From interiors of a space habitation module for the International Space Station, to plans for a moon’s greenhouse, to experiments with food on board a space station–the designs of Daniele Bedini are considered some of the most innovative and advanced in the world.
The challenge for the designer is to utilize his vast knowledge, based on extensive research, to create designs for products and interiors used in daily life, such as tiles, furniture, kitchens, faucets, etc. He approaches design from an original perspective that enables him to imagine novel lifestyles to which he can apply new technologies and materials.
In Daniele’s work, a humanistic approach and special attention to aesthetics and elegance are always evident. Though Daniele’s designs may be high-tech or minimalist, the human component, sometimes with a romantic twist, is always discernible in his products and interiors, The work of this unique designer can rightly be labeled “TECHNO ROMANTIC.”
A Florence native, in 1983 Daniele Bedini was the first European Space Architecture major to graduate as part of a collaborative program between the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Florence. He has studios in both London and Florence, and his practice focuses on space, interior, and product design. He is also an expert on space tourism.
He has taught Interior Design in London at Chelsea College of Art, the Royal College of Art, and Kingston University School of Design, where he currently teaches Space Design, a course sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
He has worked as design consultant with ESA, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), and Thales-Alenia Space on projects involving space habitability and space habitat technologies. He was responsible for the first commercial experiment in space on board the International Space Station (ISS), the “MEDIET” food experiment sponsored by ESA in 2004.
He has also worked as a product designer for Bardelli Ceramiche, TM Italia Kitchens, Officinanove, Prima Design, Zazzeri Rubinetterie, Q Squared Design, Slide, Fratelli Guzzini, iGuzzini Illuminazione, Mandarina Duck, Teuco, Coop Italia, and other companies, and his team has designed interiors, exhibitions, and installations for Officinanove, Thermomat, Zazzeri Rubinetterie, and private clients in Italy, China, and the United Kingdom.
He is a member of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) and the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) and author of a numerous articles and books. Interviews with him have appeared in Wired, Elle Decor, Bagno & Accessori, and other magazines.
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