The Primates Collection by Elena Salmistraro for Bosa is a collection of fine ceramic, designed to remind us of the delicate relationship between man and ape. The ape is the animal that best evokes man, in the shape of the body, expressions and movements.
This power of similarity to man is what makes it fascinating and what inspired the creation of these vases, whose “soul” is encompassed in the details and colourful textures. They come into our home and seduce us with their vital force.
The decorative ceramic plates, illustrated with sketches and inspirations by Elena Salmistraro: edged by a light frame, the plates feature with six different themes and two different sizes.
The Primates tribe is expanded to include masks, wall sculptures to hang as domestic totem.
ELENA SALMISTRAROElena Salmistraro, designer and artist of the product, lives and works in Milan.
He graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan in 2008 and with his architect Angelo Stoli founded his own studio in 2009, where he has been working on architecture and design projects since then.
He works as a product designer and artist-illustrator for leading companies in the creative sector, including Apple, Disney, Alessi, Lavazza, Bosa, Seletti, De Castelli, Cc-Tapis, Timberland, Replay, LuisaViaRoma, Yoox, LondonArt, Lithea, Bitossi Home and others. He also collaborates with prestigious art and design galleries, such as Rossana Orlandi, Dilmos, Camp Design Gallery, Subalterno1 and Secondome.
It was in 1976 that Italo Bosa started its own ceramic production following the ancient processing techniques for objects made entirely by hand, enhanced by a rich color palette, decorated with precious metals – gold, platinum, copper – and enamels with exclusive shades created by company. Precise techniques that are still today at the base of Bosa’s production and that give the objects uniqueness, quality and recognizability. The ceramic objects and furnishings created in the Bosa house, in addition to expressing all the knowledge of the craft, transmit that incessant experimentation of the possibilities of ceramics that has among its objectives the transformation of formal and functional habits into new interpretations, new fantastic functions and worlds, a mission that Italo Bosa has been able to transfer to his daughters Francesca and Daniela, to his wife and to all his collaborators.