Z33 in Milan: Z33 Goes Oblique

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Z33 in Milan: Z33 Goes Oblique
12.04 to 17.04.2016

During Milan Design Week 2016 Z33 – house for contemporary art invites Obliquite, a new design magazine, to exhibit the works of the designers involved in its first issue at Atelier Clerici.

Z33 goes Oblique is based on a selection of designers from the first issue "Paradigm" of Obliquite, presenting recent works and research documents linked to their essays. This exhibition is an occasion to gather, confront and understand their new approaches in design.

Featured designers:
Judith Seng
Benjamin Loyauté
Commonplace Studio
Tim Miller
Raphaël Pluvinage
Adam Nathaniel Furman


Obliquite is a new product design annual publication with a distinctive approach: it publishes essays by and interviews with exclusively practicing designers. Thematic, it allows to address a specific phenomenon of current design practices. Each issue addresses a specific theme within the current practices of promising young designers who undertake "oblique" routes in their work, be it by medium, subject or influence.

The first issue, "Paradigm", tackles the border of design. It invites designers who work beyond functional objects into the media of installations, performances, games or manuals. Their essays elucidate their thought processes on the path to new forms of creation that still concern the design of the everyday.


From young practitioners to established actors in the field of design, Atelier Clerici displays a cross-section through the most forward-thinking work in social design, material and technological innovations, maker culture, design education, independent publishing, and international platforms for design curation and research.

LOCATION: Atelier Clerici, Via Clerici, 5, 20121 Milano

Opening: Tuesday 12 April 2016 6 – 8pm
Exhibition 12 – 17 April, 10am – 8pm
Round Table / dialogue with designers Judith Seng, Benjamin Loyauté, Jon Stam and editor & curator Emile De Visscher: Wednesday 13 April 2016 3 – 5pm

You can find more info on the projects on show at


Interview in Progress by Tim Miller
Judith Seng - Acting Things IV - image by Rudi Schröder
Claude Glass by Commonplace Studio
Benjamin Loyauté -The Astounding Candy Power - image by Tommaso Di Ciommo
Adam Nathaniel Furman - Identity Parade - image by Christabelle Lee
Adrenaline Algorithm by Raphaël Pluvinage


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