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    Filipe Ferreira: Objet Coloure (furniture designed by Sam Barron, Amaury Poudray, Dean Brown, Marie Dessuant, Valentina Carretta, Giorgia Zanellato)

Filipe Ferreira's just left design utopia where he did some beautiful work

Posted by James Cartwright,

To say that we’re jealous of the inhabitants of Benetton’s Fabrica research department is an understatement. Those guys are living the creative dream in a sci-fi design utopia that Asimov himself couldn’t have dreamt up. Housed in a restored and updated 17th century villa near Venice, participants come from all fields of the creative industry and are invited to collaborate on projects ranging from furniture design to digital research. There’s labs, workshops, a cinema and libraries – exactly how you dreamed art college would be until you arrived at the dilapidated concrete monstrosity for the first time.

Recent graduate Filipe Ferreira (aka Graphic Monkeys) is just one more reason why we’re jealous of Fabrica. The Porutguese designer has spent the last year creating in this sacred space and has produced some stunning design work while he’s been there. Felipe’s simple creations are designed with furniture in mind, produced to accompany and promote the 3D output of the facility’s product designers, and allow the objects to shine on their own, without being overshadowed by his work. He’s also produced some lovely typefaces that are instantly approachable, fitting in perfectly with Fabrica’s open ethos.

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    Filipe Ferreira: Objet Coloure

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    Filipe Ferreira: Objet Coloure

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    Filipe Ferreira: Objet Coloure

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    Filipe Ferreira: Objet Coloure

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    Filipe Ferreira: Objet Coloure

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    Filipe Ferreira: Assemblage

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    Filipe Ferreira: Assemblage

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    Filipe Ferreira: Assemblage

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    Filipe Ferreira: Assemblage

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.