Friday, November 27th, 2020
Tamy Emma Pepin
Old films are remastered in 4K. Best-selling books are republished with fresh forewords. Classic albums are rereleased with updated cover art. Laura Azzalini, founder of Reixue, reissues vintage furniture and design objects with a new context: the world today.
As the divide between creation and curation continues to collapse, the 28-year-old design enthusiast and curator culls furniture from history to renew our interest in what is already there. She considers it sustainable creation.
Laura has an eye for pieces that seem tinged with nostalgia, and delights in mixing folk crafts with renowned designers to stimulate the imagination.
I asked myself if it was sustainable to be designing new products. And if I did, could I even contribute something that hadn’t been done before?
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