- Visual Art
- Product Design
- Technological Research
ho1 is a multidisciplinary practice working on the unstable boundary between visual art and product design.
We design for the robot and for the skalpel, every idea is conceived, tested, assembled and dis-assembled at in house labs for manufacturing and experimentation…
Abstract and concrete run side by side, digital and manual are kept on balance to compose advanced solutions in a continuous relationship between arts, industry and science.
Iconography, real and virtual landscape, imaginary maths…are inspirational themes every day we try to morph into objects, installations, environments‚ by means of advanced technologies and traditional crafts.
ho1 inherits a tradition in establishing relations between the industrial and creative worlds. Over the years the technologies used by ho1 people have served institutions and private customers worldwide in architecture, art, product design, fashion and multimedia… ho1 is born as an experiment in team work, in the strong belief that every discipline is not self-contained, but is living in a relation of mutual influence with other forms of knowledge, even seemingly opposite ones. Our common ground is an attitude to a dynamic relationship among partners with different histories and approaches…
ho1 inspiration and opportunities come from imagination and utopia as well as technology or material.
Since the beginning our vision was to establish a meeting point among different disciplines. To set up our project we involved designers, artists, engineers and scientists to use our labs in a new and original way. The integration of multidisciplinary knowledge, refined by years of experience, with advanced technology and artisan skills modeled a welcoming place for both creative and technological disciplines.
What makes ho1 multidisciplinary practice so particular is the presence of in house manufacturing labs.
This is crucial during the creative and manufacturing process as it opens up the chance to a new and original approach.
In house factory labs give the creative teams an unusual chance to experiment and produce…
the project may go back and forth from the creative team to the manifucturing labs in a continuos relation between matter and though.