Spazio Rossana Orlandi played host to a match made in heaven, or perhaps hell, during last week’s Milan design shenanigans; tongue-in-cheek Italian brand Seletti partnering with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s fabulously bonkers magazine, Toiletpaper. Flushing vintage designer furniture, sex and irreverent humour down the proverbial toilet pan and pulling out a damp amalgamation of filth, bad-taste, eye-busting visuals and sheer insane brilliance, Toiletpaper is both the antithesis to all design press and the blueprint for all future design press in equal measures. Contrary, intoxicating, absurd and frankly genius; it’s no wonder their collaboration was one of the most splendid booth setups at this year’s show.
Kitsch wouldn’t know where to put its eyes for fear of being shown up for the impostor it is, as Toiletpaper wiped their familiar brand of trashy smut and perverse absurdity all over both the stand design and the collaboration with Seletti itself – in which retro plates, mugs and tablecloths are adorned with all manner of unthinkable splendour. Half-eaten chunks of soap, baby chicks having their wings clipped and toilet plungers are just some of the scenes of madness you can enjoy dishing up dinner onto when you get your hands on this vivifying collection. Bottoms up.