ROBERTO MORA

 

 

Roberto Mora was born in Parma in 1964.
As a child he dreamed of being a painter. Starting with lithography and graphics, from the mid 1980’s, in addition to painting, he experimented with other means and techniques of expression.

In the 1990’s he embraced enthusiastically the techniques and practices of radical design. Working with DILMOS he developed the container, fantastic architecture that was displayed at the Lisbon Biennial of 1994 for Young Mediterranean Artists. From that moment DILMOS became a veritable project workshop for Mora – the ideal place to present his unique pieces and practical forms (chairs, bookcases, tables etc.).

Sculptural objects of ferocious aspect, asymmetrical and imbalanced. Architecture hanging in the balance between function and formal dystrophy. Recycling, with its thousands of variables, arrived on the scene.
In this way the contained evolved, remaining faithful to the original programme.

In those years Mora worked on and explored the expressive possibilities of iron, with which he combined wood and river stones. From 1996 these were the “tomotre” projects – composite containers made of wood but assembled like mechanical devices with visible screws and nuts. To follow, incia and floods due to the drainage of pieces of wood and stones found during the usual pilgrimage along the Appenines rivers.

Between 1998 and 2004 Roberto Mora creates many pieces of chairs, thrones and containers: the iron throne, the oil small chair made of oil products’ barrells,
the chip chair small and elegant seating. The Sba container, a neo futurist project where the dynamo invisible strength is an in-between of dare compositions. Roberto Mora designs for DILMOS in 1999 the “Crasi consolle and shelf ” both inspired by the american minimalism of Robert Morris.

In 2004 Roberto Mora attends the “RADICAL DESIGN” show cured by Gianni Pettena who documents in a small and rich volume the evolution of Design from 1960 till date. Gianni Osgnach, Roberto Mora, Alessandro Ciffo, Andrea Salvetti, the Campana brothers and a dozen of others represent the ultimate generation of manufacturing designers.

In 2005 Roberto Mora was invited to the “ART OF ITALIAN DESIGN” international show of which Alessandro Mendini was the curator.

In 2006 Roberto Mora presents at the Milan furniture salon the prototype “CHAIN FALL”. A neo baroccan shelf covered with a chain waterfall were the metal cross it’s the new invention.

The end of 2006 coincides with the trip in Indonesia. There , Mora, collects suggestions and experiences which will have a great influence on the birth of “TUBISMO”. A preview of this project will be the show “VERSO IL 3000” held in Rome in the Enrico Camponi gallery.

In April 2008, Roberto presents his new collection cARTe & cARTocci.. It’s the iron of the new protagonist who “dreams of flying simulating the lightness and fragility of paper.” Containers, tables and shelves vibrate as armatures laid down to dry after a battle.

“In the same year, Roberto is invited to represent the last 15 years of artistical business of his city “Parma”. The “PUNTO 15” show taken care by Valerio Deho.

2009 is the year of co-operation. Roberto Mora designs for MINOTTI ITALIA, the library “frida” after having completed the meteore project “5 stones on the wall”, both in a serial production. Together with Silvia Zotta (ceramist italo. argentinian ceramist) Roberto Mora works on multiple projects, iron and ceramic are contaminated.

Pendiscimmia are born followed by the black sisters console and the colourful charleston shelves on show at the 2009 DILMOS furniture salon show.
In 2005 Roberto Mora was invited to the “ART OF ITALIAN DESIGN” international show of which Alessandro Mendini was the curator.