Siman tableware collection

Description
A postcard representing the ancient Toghrul tower, situated near Teheran (Iran), that Gian Paolo Venier received from an old friend, was the starting point for the conception of this is family of tableware. The name of the collection comes from the term “siman”, which means concrete in Farsi language. Marked by the iconic pleating, which creates ever-changing games of shadows and depths, the pieces carry a strong sculptural identity. As a collection of little architectures, Siman populates interior landscapes with a highly graphic and timeless personality, casting a new light on concrete, traditionally considered a poor and rude building material.

Client & date
Urbi Et Orbi, 2017

Photography
Olivier Lacrouts