Ana Fatia

  • February 8, 2015

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For the designer, her pieces are actual persons. Very specific ones. They have names, history, personality.

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At a first glance, “Mother Mine & All of Us” looks like an iliac bone built in an improbable magnified scale. Something slightly disturbing about it makes us look for traces of life under its silicon surface. Is it the fact that this shape was inspired by an x-Ray of her own iliac after an sports accident? The final project for her product design course, this piece stayed at Ana’s house for about one year. “I was living alone at the time and I never felt lonely. It seems to have a strong human presence about it.” ¶ For the designer, her pieces are actual persons. Very specific ones. They have names, history, personality. “Mother Mine & All of Us’ is my grandmother”. This relative, a major character in her life, left a house filled with hundreds of design objects when she passed away at the age of 100. “Pieces from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, first applied formica objects or embedded wood pieces. This was a fantastic house for me with lots of memories linked to all those objects. Just by looking at them it was almost possible to tell the history of how time shaped the relationships between art and technique.” While this house was a major influence from an early age, it was only much later that Ana decided that product design would be the path where she could create and at the same time achieve her main ambition: to solve people’s problems.

photo: vasco colombo

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Incómoda
Corian® Material
1200 x 550 x 350mm
Furniture. Limited Series
Produced by Tampcor/J.Honório
Designed by anafatia
Photography by Miguel Vigon

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