Paola C. is a brand that manufactures and sells objects tied to the art of the table. Production is coordinated by Aldo Cibic, Art Director of Paola C. since 1999, who each year invites young designers from the world's most important schools to design new objects using different materials.

Young designers from around the world have answered the call: from London's Royal College in 2001, from Fabrica, the Benetton group's communication research center in 2002 and from Tongji University in Shanghai in 2003.
The chosen objects are manufactured and sold in shops that stock Paola C. collections.

The research project will continue in the coming years, involving young talents from all over the world. The aim of Paola C. is to compose collections of simple yet unusual contemporary and functional objects; an art de la table which is more than it appears and which pokes fun at convention.

Beginning this year, Paola C. is introducing a new line of home accessories to complement the tableware collection of glass and ceramics. This new line will include armchairs, small tables and lamps that will be designed by Aldo Cibic, the art director of Paola C., as well as by young international designer. This collection will continue with the free spirit of the existing designs, that are adaptable in homes of various tastes and lifestyles.

At the Milan International Furniture Fair 2006 PaolaC. presents this following new and old products.

- Gru, iron floor lamp with small shelfs and shade
- Charme, ceramic table lamp
- Luxor, ceramic floor lamp
- Kubetto, ceramic lamp hand finishing
- Egg, table
- Carruba, table available in 2 colors
- Polo, chair
- Mia, armchair
- Maxi, large, medium and small bowl in metal, outside and edge are satin finished, inside are polished
- Jug Piggy, in hand blown glass
- Lotty, decanter in hand blown glass
- Tulip, glass in cast glass
- Tulip flute and Tulip champagne goblet in thick glass
- Tulip carafe, Tulip decanter and Tulip bottle in cast glass
- Dino, centertable/ceramic fruit bowl and Little Dino, ceramic little bowl
- Campana, medium, large and small vase in cast glass
- Ricciolo, candle holder in hand blown glass
- Gabbiano , centerpiece
- Armonia silver plated carafe and Donna silver plated carafe
- Mouse, tea-pot
- Slim, coffee-pot
- Foglia, small/medium/large oval serving plate

With Fab Tab, Fab Tab, Fabrica and Paola C. For this year's Milan Furniture Fair Fabrica's designers come out to play again with a seven piece collection.
Seven small/large objects full of expression and personality that are able to transform every day at the table into a unique event. Seven ideas for seven special occasions, seven easy yet not trivial pieces for every day of the week. Seven everyday objects that are transformed into unique pieces thanks to the distinctive Fabrica stamp and also to the use of materials different to those used in Paola C.'s traditional editions.
For the first time silicon and resins have encroached upon ceramic, glass and stainless steel.

Every year Fabrica, as a laboratory of applied creativity, invites over fifty young artists from all over the world to develop communication projects in the areas of design, writing, photography, graphic design, music, video and interactive. Using different languages but at the same time mixing disciplines and means, Fabrica bursars can intervene on the world, on its representation and understanding.

The collection includes two vases, one made of silicon, soft and colorful with bas-relief decorations, the other a capsule-vase made of glass and aluminum with holes to hold a few large flowers: Vase in glass and aluminium – by Andrea SantamarinaVase in silicon – again by Andrea Santamarina.

A colorful stylized resin tray in the shape of a frying pan. And for the fruit, a table piece in clear resin that opens in sections and a big silicon bowl that takes different shapes according to the fruit it contains: Tray – by David Neustein –, Fruit bowl-resin – by Alejandro Mingarro – and Fruit bowl-silicon – again by Alejandro Mingarro.

There are also two candle-holders, one in colored glass with holders made of anodized aluminum, very elegant, the other a square ceramic base that, due to a series of holes, can be used as a display to make numbers and light designs: Candle Holder in glass and aluminium – by Luca Mathia Bertoncello – and Digit – ceramic candle holder to compose anniversary numbers by Meric Kara.

Just a Bit – olive oil & vinegar dispenser by Marco Zavagno –, Mimě – tea-pot in ceramic with white details by Giorgia Ricci and Massimo Parolin –, Slice – cake platter in ceramic by Theresa Wong –, Afroditi – silver plated simple carafe by Afroditi Krassa –, Kris – silver-plated double carafe by Kristina Niedderer –, Tib, Tracy and Trevor – silver plated cups again designed by Kristina Niedderer –, El Palo – polished stainless stell candle holder by Jaime Hayon –, PS – salt & pepper dispenser in brushed stainless steel by Takuya Matsuda –, Royal – fruit plate by Kelly Sant –, Chinese Hat fruit basket in ceramic by Natalie Mao.

Paola C.
via solferino, 11
20121 Milano - Italy
Tel. +39 02 862409
Fax +39 02 86984096

Aldo Cibic


 INDEX 2006 



in cooperation with:
Elena Granchi