The Talisman volume gathers a highly evocative series of talismans and symbolic artefacts with extraordinary evocative power. Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò asked young but already established designers on the international scene to design innovative talismans: they are symbols, vehicles of meaning, objects that embody individual and collective values. Talisman thus illustrates a series of empathetic objects made of different materials and interesting shapes. The book designed with simple and captivating graphics, in Italian and English, features images of the designers’ creations accompanied by captions with project details and descriptions.
A collection of unique objects designed for the occasion will be exhibited in a group show dedicated to talismans to be held at Palazzo Clerici in Milan from 4 to 9 April 2017, during the Salone del Mobile.
Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò are architects, interested in experimenting through the project, theoretical research and critical commitment in the fields of architecture, graphics and contemporary design. The creators of various exhibitions and publishing projects, they are the editors of the IN Residence program.