FURNIFORM at ADI Design Museum, 2023

The FURNIFORM project by OLDER Studio was selected by ADI Design Museum - the Milanese institution that exhibits all the projects awarded with the Compass d’Oro - as a part of the exhibition “ITALY: a New Collective Landscape”.

ITALY: a New Collective Landscape, is dedicated to under-35 designers and their desire to seize the challenges of the global moment, curated by Angela Rui with Elisabetta Donati de Conti and Matilde Losi.

Furniform is extracted from the words “furniture” & “uniform”. The idea was born out of a research on uniforms within the world of architecture, we call it “clothed architecture”. As uniforms and architecture carry many similarities, from ancient tribes living in tents of cloth or animal fur, using the same material for their clothing as for their houses. Our ambition was to materialise the idea and basic premise, that uniforms operate as an architectural extension within the building and rooms where they operate in service. All furniform pieces are transformable garments that can convert into furniture pieces such as jackets to chairs, trousers to parasol and aprons into tables. This is an on-going investigation of clothed architecture within the studio.