Re-Fire – Stockholm furniture fair – Tempo Italiano

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Il designer Francesco Faccini ha progettato questo kit completo per accendere fuochi in modalità surviving.
Oppure da usare come comodo accendino.

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A kit designed for manual fire-lighting; it has been produced using contemporary, widely-available sophisticated tools and production processes. “This project is emotionally charged and extremely physical; it cuts across innumerable frustrating attempts to identify the perfect equilibrium between the various components. When I actually managed to create fire with my own hands, I was overwhelmed by a powerful sensation of self-sufficiency and independence: at the end of the day, what else is necessary…?”

Re-Fire was designed by Francesco Faccin, commissioned and presented by Tempo Italiano, the first festival dedicated to Italian creativity and design, hosted in the Italian Institute of Culture, during the Stockholm Design Week, between 4 and 7 February 2014.

Francesco Faccin designed this project to provide an answer to the provocative message sent to him from the Tempo Italiano platform. It invited its participants to reflect on design past and present, on the meaning of production today, on a return to the origins of the basic needs and actions within a system of sustainable values.

Re-Fire is a kit for manually lighting a fire; it was inspired by the systems used by primitive Man. Two pieces of different types of wood – a piece of hardwood and a piece of softwood) are rubbed together; in just a few seconds, the friction produces smouldering ash and this can be used to light a fuse in a highly inflammable dry material. Each component is essential for the creation of fire, and the specific wood types selected correspond to a precise technical characteristic.

A preview of Re-Fire for Tempo ItalianoThe ‘Re-Fire’ kit will be presented during a design performance organized for the inauguration reception of the exhibition


Images courtesy by Francesco Faccin

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