Artist-designer-innovator. Ethical reactions through fascinations characterize Martina Taranto’s design language. Through narratives, she proposes futures built on synergies.
Born and raised in Sicily, she’s grown with and being influenced by the intense presence of natural, folkloristic and mystical elements. A primordial tacit culture, made of symbols, subtexts and unspoken emotions, permeated and shaped Martina’s creative sensibility, who intends to investigate and envision a world built on tangible materiality and delicate symbolic messages.
Martina’s work wants to materialise something that is not purely functional, that has a hidden, latent purpose with a leverage on instinctive feelings, active at a second intellectual level of the user’s consciousness. Cultural and contextual awareness is what she’s interested in building. The approach to design is holistic, and emerges from a background that combines a range of disciplines, from energy engineering to product design. Martina’s work and training gravitate towards the necessity to find a compromise and a fluid dialogue between knowledge, humanity and the environment.
// Relativistic Objects
The four objects are made of a brass structure which includes a beeswax element with a different anatomy for each object. The products have been made using engineering tools, and are hand finished.
Each object has a different working mechanism that is related with one of the four natural elements.