1968: RADICAL ITALIAN DESIGN
1968, the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s TOILETPAPER in collaboration with the DESTE Foundation in Athens, offers an unorthodox, kaleidoscopic walk through the Dakis Joannou Collection of Italian Radical Design furniture. Led by avant-garde design firms such as Archizoom, Superstudio, Global Tools and 9999, Radical Design was firmly opposed to the ethics, and indeed the very notion of “good design” or taste. TOILETPAPER’s bold, mischievous interpretation of Joannou’s collection results in delightful, high-contrast photographs. Published as a board book, and named after a year that was pivotal for architecture and design (and of course the world), 1968 is a collection of colorful, ironic objects and bodies. It includes drawings by one of the Radical Design movement’s foremost architects, Alessandro Mendini.