Vase “SHAKY” \ Gianluca Sgalippa

• March 13, 2013

The furniture collection with the brand Enzyma (, launched in November 2011, has gained wide and important feedback. After having established the identity of the brand through a line of furnishings with a bold and sophisticated image, Gianluca Sgalippa, founder of Enzyma, extends the range of types of proposals to the sphere of accessories and complements.

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courtesy Gianluca Sgalippa

The ceramic vase Shaky, the first element of this new approach, was born as a provocative and surreal object. It is an abstract presence, characterized by a clear geometry, placing it outside of time and a specific space.

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courtesy Gianluca Sgalippa

A cylindrical volume, elongated, bends and, describing a semicircle, draws a U?turn. But one of the two legs does not touch the ground plane: in addition to interrupt a perfect geometry, this asymmetry generates a feeling of instability. Not surprisingly, in English “shaky” describes a person having difficulty in walking and standing. The balance of the vase is guaranteed by a metallic weight placed on the bottom of the other leg.

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courtesy Gianluca Sgalippa

The flowers are inserted into the slot at the top of the curve and can be housed either in one or the other leg or in

Gianluca Sgalippa

(Milan, 1966) graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan, where he also completed his PhD in Industrial Design.

As a freelance professional, he is active in various areas of small?scale design: interior design, product design, lighting, staging, visual communication and street furniture. Projects and achievements signed by him are reviewed by numerous magazines. He is Professor of Design System at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. He also has an intense journalistic activity as a writer and design critic.

From 2003 to 2011 he was director of the magazine “BagnoDesign” and in the years 2010?2011, he directed the web magazine

He published the following books: Quando il prodotto diventa luogo (Franco Angeli, 2002), Post­bagno. Corpo, ambiente e design nell’età delle mutazioni tipologiche (Tecniche Nuove, 2006) e Trans­Design. L’identità ibrida e contaminata dei prodotti d’inizio millennio (Tecniche Nuove, 2008).


After one year from its foundation, Enzyma brand has gathered ample feedback both in terms of public and press. In 2013, the editions of the brand, which specializes in the creation and on?line sales of exclusive furniture, start up again through a full program of novelties launched throughout the year.

Besides confirming its affinity to craftsmanship, Enzyma enhances its stylistic vocation identified ever since its foundation. The models are small in size, easy to fit in the various rooms of the house and office, but they also have a strong, determined identity. Of high quality, all objects have a strong personality, contrasting the current trend of “understatement”. Despite the global crisis pushing consumption and creativity towards an imaginary marked by the “ordinary” and “traditional”, Enzyma proposes sophisticated objects, able to characterize every environment with an individual imprint. While expressing a contemporary dimension, Enzyma models are distinguished by a timeless taste that does not pass by with the everchanging fashion trends.

The brand Enzyma (registered trademark, valid throughout the European Community) has been founded by Gianluca Sgalippa (designer, critic and promoter of numerous activities related to the culture of design), who also takes care of the project management. The initiative is fully expressed by the realm of self?production and “independent” editions, that in the last decade has seen a remarkable statement, especially among the younger generation of creative professionals. The identity of the product is the one of a limited edition piece (each piece is numbered and produced specifically for the customer). The spread of the collections is entrusted exclusively to the formula of e­commerce, which takes place only through the site

+ Project facts

Designer: Gianluca Sgalippa
: cm 12 x 30 x 42h
Material: Ceramics and metal counterweight
Surface finishing: Polished enamel
Available colour: White

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Category: Design

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