A Hybrid Stool:
Identity in an Intricate Present
Photography: courtesy of the artist
Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, designer Gabriele Lorusso (he/him) had to take the life he made in London and move back to a rural part of Italy. While noticing the hybridity of working in nature, but being surrounded by technology, he took a milking stool, typically found in rural areas, and fused it with the embodiment of the modern era, a smartphone, to create the Hybrid Stool, which looks at our identity in an intricate present.