Frankie Morello meets Jimmie Martin
On the occasion of the 50th Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (12-17 April 2011)
the Maison Frankie Morello decided to pursue the project “Meets Art” meeting British artists Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar
founders and creators of the collection Jimmie Martin Limited.
The exhibition will take place at the Boutique Frankie Morello in Corso Matteotti,3
with nine works commissioned directly by the designers Maurizio Modica and Pierfrancesco Gigliott
i and five selected works from the collection of Jimmie Martin Limited.
The artworks consisted for the most part in furnishing(chairs, sofas, beds, cabinets, mirrors)
enriched and made unique by Frankie Morello graphics and by the world and the imagination of the two artists.
The works have received reviews from major newspapers and most glossy dedicated
to the design and not only as Marie Claire UK,France Elle Interiors, Living Etc and UKnewspapers such as the Financial Times, the Daily Mail.
“We decided to host in our boutique the creations of Karlsson and Martin
because they are two of designers closest to our way of conceiving fashion and design. Frankie Morello and
Jimmie Martin conceive imperfections and asymmetries as artistic details. We recognized in these two young designers an exceptional talent.”
said Pierfrancesco Gigliotti and Maurizio Modica.
“We like to describe our creations as playful and unexpected”
declared Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar “Each piece is hand painted, this makes them unique.
Our main inspirations come from everyday life, from the street, fashion, music, news, people … everything
is aimed at creating unexpected combinations that surprise and amaze.
We love the imperfection because it makes everything unique, spontaneous and non-verifiable or repeatable.”