Milan Design Week 2024



Matter exists in three states: solid, liquid, and gas. Most objects we use daily are solids. During Milan Design Week 2024, the exhibition SOLIDIFIED celebrated solid materials in a digitalising world, emphasising tangible reality. It featured objects where material and craftsmanship are essential, offering a counterbalance to our fleeting world. Innovative works with new inventions and applications not only leave the visitor amazed but also give the work meaning; meaningful manifestations.
The Exhibition

Great design is collected, not consumed. Form Editions curates forward-thinking collectible design and contemporary objets d’art. Combining handmade processes with digital technologies, we deliver high-quality objects with artistic excellence.

At SOLIDIFIED, Form Editions presented new launches: tables and floor lights by Frank Penders, a sculptural wall light, sculptures, and a chair by Studio Verbaan, a glass wall light by Rive Roshan, and carpets produced by Moooi Carpets.

Photography by Ronald Smits

The Designers

Frank Penders combines his experience as a photographer, metal worker and civil engineer. A strong combination of aesthetic, conceptual, hands-on and technical qualities that he uses to design to the purest shapes.

Rive Roshan is the artistic practice of Ruben de la Rive Box and Golnar Roshan, with a deep interest in colour, texture and materiality leads to an aesthetic of raw beauty.

Studio Verbaan's handcrafted wooden pieces sit somewhere between furniture, objects and sculpture, the contrast of the minimalistic shapes and traditional craft, goes beyond the object’s functionality.

Designer Marc Meeuwissen (Dear Objects) takes over the tool from the craftsman in the series of functional objects entitled ‘BRUTALISTA’. More specifically, the handsaw. 

Collin Velkoff investigates the fluidity and malleability of function as he attempts to generate narratives through the creation of unique objects. His wide range of experience with materials and their process culminates in the development of new methodologies of creation.