DESIGN BY BLUEZONE—M. GRAFFEO, 2004
Dot is a versatile system designed to furnish any space in the home, a light design element consisting of a few simple components that can lead to a multitude of solutions. It comprises narrow painted sheet metal shelves and light extruded anodized aluminium uprights, available in six different sizes or custom-made. Accessories such as side panels, bookends, lighting tubes, clothes hooks and wall storage units provide many other options for use: from the living room, where Dot is a minimalist bookcase that almost disappears, to the kitchen, the home ofﬁce corner, the wardrobe and the closet at the entrance. This versatile design project helps you organise every room in the home, as you desire.
I was born in 1973 in Pordenone. I attended an experimental classical lyceum, and after that the Italian Design School of Padova (graduated in 1995, specialization in 1996). I began working first in collaboration with Fausto Boscariol and afterwards with Gabriele Centazzo of Valcucine. In 1998 I launched my free-lance activity and my relationship with Kristalia. Since 1996 I have been working with the Italian Design School of Padova, first as a master’s assistant and for the last four years as an instructor of research methods. In 2001, for the Italian Design series, a stamp was published showing a Free chair, produced by Kristalia in 2001. In 2003 the Boum seating system, produced by Kristalia in 2002, received the 2003 Young&Design award. On July of 2003 I took part in a Summer Section in Industrial Design at the Domus Accademy, while in September of 2003 i displayed by designs at the exposition Donna&Design at the Pesaro furniture trade fair. In 2004 I debuted at the satellite exposition with 806D, friends design team, and the chair Mints, produced by Arflex International in 2004, for which I received the Young & Design 2004 second prize.