Ciao from Italy! By Making is in Milan at Meet My Project (MMP), a progressive object/ furniture design fair that is taking place as part of the city’s prestigious Design Week. Earlier this week we reintroduced our Peera project, one of two we’re showing at MMP. Today, here’s a look at our second project, Verb.
Verb is a multifunctional object that can be easily manipulated in form, from stable, balanced objects like a table, bench, sculpture, or bookcase, to dynamic forms that perambulate, rock or spin. Verb was born out of chance, when a 2” paper model designer Marlon Darbeau had on his desk fell off and rolled, reminding him of childhood objects like jacks and other toys – rudimentary yet dynamic forms that you have to build or configure (check out Verb’s many functions here and watch it on the move here). Verb was first shown in 2009 in New Orleans – that version was made out of plywood and teak. The version of Verb that will be shown at MMP has been upgraded with a more detailed and refined stained mahogany wooden core, and powder-coated orange and green aluminium blades for a visually sophisticated take on this playful object.