Milan Design Week 2009: Studio Libertiny at Craft Punk Design Performances

It seems that the Design/Miami Craft Punk affair was the place to be during the Salone del Mobile. Despite the somewhat inconvenient location, Spazio Fendi was swarmed with visitors clambering to witness some performance design. Fendi's hall was lined with the likes of Nacho Carbonell, Kwangho Lee, Massimiliano Adami and Raw Edges, all crafting objects on their respective stages while reporters and fairgoers eagerly snapped photos and sipped Campari sodas.

Truthfully, the event came across somewhat carnivalesque, but I was mesmerized by Tomás Libertiny's painstaking project of building a sculpture purely out of solder.


A natural evolution from the solder stools that Libertiny exhibited last year at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, this project brings him one step closer to his goal of using robotics to create singular design objects.


For our Rough Cut video, Tomás took a moment from his endeavor to model his Fendi apparel and explain the fascinating and laborious process behind fabricating the piece.

Still images via libertinycraftpunk.jpg