Smart Design / Sasa Mitrovic
As the name suggests, Mount Everest gets inspiration from the world of mountaineering to renovate with aerodynamic tension and a bit of irony all the interiors that are close to DIY and informal style. Climbing is also a reference for its athletic values: the economy of effort, the use of essential but performing materials, the epic to peak the summit. The legs, made of steel laser-cut sheet, recall the form of a pickaxe, while the elastic rope, the same that is used for bungee jumping, is used to tighten the structure. The plywood table top, covered with HPL, drifts apart from luxury settings and privileges everyday contexts and usages.
As the name suggests, Mount Everest gets inspiration from the world of mountaineering to renovate with aerodynamic tension and a bit of irony all the interiors that are close to DIY and informal style.
Available in four colors – white, black, yellow and blue – Mount Everest can be assembled very intuitively by the final user: the legs are inserted in the pockets of the lower side of the table top without recurring to screws, while ropes can be easily hung to hooks. Thanks to its determined and essential character, Mount Everest claims to furnish any context, from domestic to working environments.
Sasa Mitrovic manifested an early curiosity for the broadest design and visual culture, including furniture design, sci-fi, contemporary art and technology applications. Graduated at ISIA Institute in Florence, a gateway to get closer to the tradition and methodology of Italian design, where he graduated with an experimental thesis on a crafts made 3d movie. He currently works as a product designer, lecturer and concept controller at Switch Design Academy Florence and a 3d visual developer, and he still looks for a contamination between different design fields as the most worthwhile approach to the projects he develops. He has been exposing his prototypes in Belgrade and at the Salone del Mobile of Milan (“Creative Space Serbia” exposition, 2012 – 2013). In 2012 he has found Twentythree, design studio with highest aim to establish production and design hubs altogether, delivering new ideas and good solutions all over the world.