Four Items for The Four Elements
At ExperimentaDesign 2003 Bellissimo presented the installation “Four Items For The Four Elements”: four tools of common use become fashion and design objects.
A silver traffic divider, an oven glove trimmed with lace, a refined swimming board and a frivolous flyswatter respectively representing earth, fire, water and air.
Is there a limit to the desire for aesthetics when designing service goods? Ross Lovegrove, well-known British industrial designer, commented: "This project is a kind of tribute to the basic forces of life: spinning, holding, containing, directing. Nice... Poetry in motion!".
The four objects are part of a wider work including a video installation and a booklet entitled "Consuming Bellissimo" describing the Italian participation in Lisbon.