In Adventures in Foam, Patrick Rampelotto searches for new forms and strategies in connection with an unusual material: polypropylene foam. The idea
around which he orients his work is loosely based on Claude Lévi-Strausss concept of bricolage, a non-predetermined
process, a course of action with possible deviations.
From this foam, Rampelottojoined by his colleague Fritz Pernkopfsubsequently developed the prototype for the stool
Pilot with a seating surface made of 3D polypropylene in a sandwich-construction; it was presented at this years Salone internazionale
del Mobilie di Milano (Milan Furniture Fair) and is now being produced in series by the Belgian label Quinze & Milan.
The exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW is intended to create a platform for contemporary forms of applied art and thus provide greater visibility for particularly
interesting artistic stances originated by graduates of the University of Applied Arts Vienna who live and work in Austria.