Virgil Abloh's Acqua Alta collection of furniture specifically highlights the flooding of Venice, spotlighted in the Wallpaper% June 2019 publication. The flooding served as a special inspiration for the designer as he creates designs that are set to be a part of the 'Dysfunctional' show coming up.
The Acqua Alta collection is comprised of benches, chairs, and a floor lamp that stands up similar to how it would look when submerged by flooding water. In attempts to bring the collection to a spotlight of environmental issues, Abloh tells Wallpaper* that "This land is not our land. We’re part of an ecosystem. With growing concerns about climate change, the design is a powerful vehicle to explain that message to a broader public. Anyone can understand a chair.”