It is impossible not to think of Charles and Ray Eames or of Enzo Mari and the game of the 16 animals when talking about design and wood animals; anyhow it seems that the pedagogic, aesthetic and formal research on wood animals in the design world stays alive and cyclically reappears as to suggest that designers and design firms carry in their DNA a strong interest for the zoomorphic interpretation.
Woodyzoody was born from an idea of Giulio Iacchetti and it presents itself as a small wood animal publisher; it is the result of the challenge that 12 designers have decided to pick participating to this coral project; here opinions and ideas have been shared to give birth to a first collection of animals: the chick, the platypus, the chicken, the hippopotamus, the sperm whale, the beaver, the toucan, the woodpecker, the fox, the octopus, the ray and the ostrich.
The Woodyzoody animals have been created following a personal and aesthetic research by each designer and they all have one common element: every piece is turned and then worked by the numerical control machine.
These animals are little design objects, result of formal synthesis and abstraction, that tickle the dreams of those who haven’t forgot the sweet taste of childhood.
The chosen woods for the collection come from different parts of the world: from Europe to Oceania through North and South America; every animal is associated with the wood of his native continent, so that the eye, the touch and the sense of smell perceive different suggestions and feelings.
The first Woodyzoody collection is a project realized toghether with:
Federico Angi, Giorgio Biscaro, Francesco Faccin, Odo Fioravanti, Giulio Iacchetti, Elia Mangia, Giacomo Moor, Lanzavecchia&Wai, Lorenz+Kaz, Lorenzo Palmeri, Matteo Ragni, Paolo Ulian.
Woodyzoody will be presented at the Salone del Mobile 2016 at he ASAP (as sustainable as possible) showroom.
The set-up project is in collaboration with Tommaso Caldera.
You will be able to buy the Woodyzoody collection animals on: