}jiří macek] The young Bosnian designer, Martina Karmelina, who lives in the Italian city of Udine, has designed the Helix chair for the Italian brand of Moroso, which personifies the story of a snail who became fed up with everything one day.
“Helix the snail became fed-up with her same old life in a kitchen garden, so one day she decided to leave and discover the wonders of the world. In choosing her direction, she was guided by her instinct, the moon and the sun,” Martina tells the story. “As she was going through a forest one day, she became stuck between two tree roots. She struggled hard and long to free herself and, at last, when she was almost completely exhausted, she succeeded. How strange, though… All of a sudden, Helix had a funny feeling of lightness. She turned to look behind her and realized she had lost her home. And she felt completely naked! From that day on, Helix slides furtively into people’s homes and covers herself with the clothes she finds there. Every day a new outfit for a new life!”
The Helix chair is a bit like a mannequin. And what of Martina Karmelina? The graduate from the Design department at the University of Florence has collaborated with Moroso since 2006. She also designs jewelry, lamps, and interiors.