A Cut Above / by Michelle Linden

Beijing Biennale
Alessi Bloom 'Fiori d'arancio'Clad Cuts SS

Atelier Manferdini is a very interesting inter-disciplinary deign firm run by Elena Manferdini (who also currently teaches at Sci-Arc). Obviously influenced by advances in engineering and computer aided designs, the slits and cuts in her designs are a constant theme throughout most projects. Elena provides an unusual combination of built work, academic studies, architecture, design, and fashion that isn't generally found in one firm. This variety of work is just the kind of thing that gets me excited, so I'll be sure to keep an eye on her future work...