Dakis’s Revenge

ToiletPaper applies it special brand of visual madness to Dakis Joannou’s art collection

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Legendary art collector Dakis Joannou has amassed – amongst several things - the most definitive collection of furniture from the Radical Design movement. Founded in the late 1960s by a progressive group of Italian designers, it hinged on playful shapes, surprising proportions and bold colours. Joannou wanted to document his pieces in an unconventional way and called on the ever-eccentric minds behind ToiletPaper to create a furniture catalogue that reads more like a pin-up magazine. ToiletPaper top dogs Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari (also a regular contributor Wallpaper*) applied their special brand of visual madness to Joannou’s collection.

One part inventory, one part design porn, it is part of an ongoing project that will eventually manifest it as a book later in the year when the cataloguing is completed. Wallpaper* popped down to the set of the latest shoot to find (almost unsurprisingly) fetish wear, lollipops, mountains of spaghetti and even a chicken running amok. Watch the action unfold in our behind-the-scenes video as shot by Wallpaper* photography director James Reid, titled ‘Dakis’s Revenge’.

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