The 'Get Lost' Project Shows at Milan's Ventura Lambrate

 - May 15, 2014
References: venturaprojects & dezeen
Shown as part of the Ventura Lambrate in Milan, 'Get Lost' is the first project by Brazilian designers Tiago Volpato and Gabriel F. The duo, who recently graduated from Brazil's Federal University of Parana, were inspired by designers who "feel lost" within the industry.

The duo broke down the vast, hard-to-describe feeling into several categories. Volpato explains, "We concluded there are four main reasons to feeling lost, and designed a product for each one of them; inadequacy, discomfort, aimlessness and nostalgia." For example, a rocking chair is meant to represent discomfort at the fluctuating nature of the industry. A lamp hangs awkwardly from the chair's frame, acting as a disruptive force if you're trying to read or work. Another piece, a eucalyptus coffee table, spins in circles in an attempt to articulate feelings of aimlessness and misdirection.

Overall, the self-referential line features innovative, abstract pieces that speak to feeling adrift, disoriented or simply misplaced.