Haphazard Harmony sets of tableware at L’ArcoBaleno
In 2009 Design Miami selected Maarten Baas as designer of the year. Now Ambra Medda selected a Haphazard Harmony tea and coffee set, a breakfast set and a dinner set for the launch of her new initiative L’ArcoBaleno, an online magazine where design aficionados are taken through a spectrum of collectible design bridging old and new and where they can buy it.
Ambra Medda, co-founder and director of Design Miami resigned from the high-profile fairs to look what was at the other side of the rainbow (L’ArcoBaleno is Italian for “The Rainbow”).
The magazine-format content will include designer interviews, travel logs and videos, among other things. The marketplace will offer through the site’s “presenting galleries,” design, ranging from 20th-century classics (like one of Jean Prouvé’s prefab houses) to work from contemporary designers, as well as unexpected objects from artisans around the world. Medda explains that the idea of the site “is closer to the fashion world in combining e-commerce and editorial.”
L’ArcoBaleno will be guided by an advisory board that includes gallery owners Suzanne Demisch and Kreo, musician and design fan Pharrell Williams, British designer Tom Dixon, architect David Adjaye, and Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos.