Designers define a framework of criteria for themselves to ensure coherence and quality in their work. But too much thinking ahead can become an obstacle. So when Guglielmo Poletti felt himself being held back trying to define his philosophy of making, he freed himself from any pre-conceived concept and set to work intuitively, striking a balance between naivety and intellect. It resulted in a series of objects: ‘Equilibrium’. Attracted by basic constructions, his ‘thinking-with-your-hands’ approach led him to investigate the limit of his materials, introducing twists and tension. Zooming in on unconventional details, he draws the viewer’s attention and creates a suspension in the way people engage with the work. By deconstructing an image and then restoring it with the smallest intervention, he aims to achieve a deeper impact. His subtle gestures allow for a new appreciation.
Photo by Nicole Marnati