If everyday objects were suddenly to take life and recompose in strange configurations of objects, the result would be that of Massimiliano Adami's exhibition Magma Fossile.
This volume presenting the exhibition documents the work of this experimental designer across design, art, and crafsmanship.”
from: Making of...Magma Fossile by Stefano Maffei
“Why do an article on “the making of” Massimiliano Adami's work?
Because it is through the vision of the processes with which things are made concrete that is often possible to intuit, to make explicit, to make known, to reconstruct the creative and conceptual processes behind things.
Carlo Furgeri Gilbert has slipped into the studio, or perhaps we should say what by convention we call a studio (because the life of designers narrative genre requires that this be cool sort of place, glamorous, or at least alternative, chic...:-x...) and which would better to describe, rather, as a cross between the archives of a props man, a bazaar of discarded objects, a supermarket of consumed forms, a workshop, a garage.
He slipped in furtively in order to understand, to grasp, to fix with images the work atmosphere pervading it.
[…] The photographer, as for a new series of planches de l'Encyclopédie, illustrates, with intentions of exemplifying, how the entire process works for “Modern Fossils”.
Sequences of images that recount the work in progress. The sense of unfinished, of the need to do it all by oneself.
And which juxtapose Massimiliano's proceeding with the experience of a primary design. Totally experimental. Risky.”
Exhibition at La Triennale di Milano
Book Design Studio FM Milano