The chair Timea, which acquires its important proper name from Plato’s Timaeus, where the cosmos, the “whole thing” is described as circular, is exactly characterized by the continuous recurrence of the circle.
This latter is not only present in the seat and in the backrest, but also in the metal as well as in the wooden structure, therefore becoming an obsessive, persistent, bound and engaging figure.
Designer and artist, Elena Salmistaro lives and works in Milan.
Graduated from Polytechnic University of Milan, she founded her own studio in 2009, working as a designer and artist/illustrator for leading companies in the creative industry. Her creations are the result of a combination of art and design; utmost care for details, painstaking search for the harmony of shapes and poetic style characterize her projects. One of her work’s priorities is the search for the expressive language of objects, which may fascinate people by evoking emotions.
Her projects have been selected for various international exhibitions. In 2017 she won the “Salone del mobile design Award” as “Miglior designer emergente”. Since 2107, the Ministero degli Affari Esteri has appointed her as an ambassador of Italian design in the world. In 2018 she was appointed Ambasciatrice of Brera Design District.