CULT&MUST – Simple happy moments: Roll by Flaminia Ceramiche
The spiral is a fascinating geometric shape, synthesis of movement and composure, it contains a link with the centre and an impetus towards the outside. The wash basin Roll by Ceramica Flaminia is a thin spiral recalling a gently rolled sheet of paper standing as a small, polished monolith in the centre of the room in the Monoroll column version or emerging as a crystalline water pond in the wall mounted version.
Designed by studio Nendo, Roll is an example of the playful aesthetic characterising the work of Oki Sato where small daily rituals become moments of wonder and joy. Here paper, a humble material but so important in the Japanese tradition, is the inspiration to create pure shapes in various materials: ceramic, real paper, as in the large temporary installation presented at Superstudio in 2018, or only with its contours as in the Ginza exhibition Un-printed material. Washing your hands, a gesture that has become so central lately, is now a "small happy moment" stated design goal of Nendo studio, perfectly achieved with Roll by Ceramica Flaminia.