Wood is a gift of nature and it is perfect. How can you intervene on something perfect? So, he followed a minimalist way; better to add a little, a slight operation is needed that does not prevail nor empties the wood of its own essence. Something that “talks” with the material without overwhelming it. Something that could interact with the material without overwhelming it. A humble sign, but firm, mild and at the same time determined, vibrant and sinuous; valuable but not invasive. Thin curvilinear structures conceptually and formally dialogue with nature in order to pay tribute, first of all, at the same wooden floor.
Paolo Tempia Bonda, an architect whose designs range all around from architecture to industrial design to graphics. His first contact with the world of design was in 1989 when, still a student, he won an international competition for the creation of a Swatch dial. Following on from this, he has worked with many Italian and foreign companies, designing both mass-produced products for big industry (including elevators, hi-fi equipment, instruments for ultra high vacuum technology, cladding and façade systems) and unique or limited series pieces (furniture, lamps, furnishings, jewellery etc).
In his own research he continuously experiments with new technologies, in particular with materials which can be used in architectural and interior design environments. Through MYdesign srl, of which he is Chief Executive, he mainly works with industrial realities in order to aesthetically innovate processes and products in multiple areas. Along with his designer activity, he combines a didactic work: he has been teaching at the European Institute of Design in Milan since 1999.