Written by Redazione |
21 July 2017
Creativity has no boundaries, especially when enthusiasts have various interests. This is the case of Stefano Notargiacomo, the Roman designer of unique collections that include lamps and interior decoration accessories created by the re-using vintage car parts.
Therefore, the excellence Made in Italy design and engines are at their high power and become luxurious craftsmanship that creates individual objects able to enrich any home. As he says:
“Each work originates from a car or motorcycle part, whether it is “noble” or not, and that piece is moulded in confirmation with its shape. The spare parts I use come from specific markets, even online. Often collectors provide me with articles to see what I can create from a pedal, carburetor or mirror.”
Therefore, the mirror of a Ferrari Testarossa and the pedal of a Ferrari 360 become a table lamp with the addition of a travertine base; an original carburetor from a vintage 1970s Vespa is the starting point for another lighting work somewhere between art and design. An antique Porsche medal gives lie and value to an elegant desk storage box. Moreover, the hose of a muffler is a base of another unique and refined lamp.
In this second life, all items designed for interior use keep the world of engines and the industrial style of prestigious brands alive by combining the value of car parts and second level craftsmanship. The designer assembles each part with highly precise work, for which he also makes use of the skilled hands of the best artisans of Rome, starting with Lar - Lavori Artigiani Romani, a prestigious shop in the heart of the capital where the city's best lampshades have been tailored since 1938.
During assembly, the pieces and their original features, including ageing are an added value. Notargiacomo clarifies that:
"I have always been passionate about cars, both vintage and others. I have always thought that an old piece of a product of this calibre, which has always made “made in Italy” prestigious throughout the world, could give life to something unique and elegant. So, I started to play around with the idea of giving a new life to spare parts: I wanted to perpetuate a legend. I wanted to do this by giving it a new fate while keeping the original meaning of the product in each piece. As if the rumble of the car could be heard in each creation."
For years, Stefano Notargiacomo and his works have successfully been present in some of the world’s leading industry reviews. He participated in the modern art collection, Evolution in modern art, at the Cultuur Centrum de Warf in Belgium in 2016; the International Design Festival in Berlin that same year; in 2015 he exhibited at the Spectrum Art Show in Miami, and since 2016 his works have been presented at the Nhow hotel in Via Tortona, Milan during the Fuorisalone. His works are currently being presented in the Coronari 111 and Spazio 40 galleries in Rome and in the EPM interior design studio in the same capital city.