A place called Villa Diodati


Wall Piece

- Reflection of Mary Shelley


Low Table

- The loss of loved ones

Namuun Zimmermann and Martijn Rigters’s A Place Called Villa Diodati reveals a temporary glimpse into the underlying reasons for Mary Shelley’s creation of the Frankenstein tale.


A well known fictional story, composed of the very private experiences Shelley had. From the struggle of a woman in a 19th century patriarchic society, the loss of loved ones and the exploring of unchartered grounds in advancing science, all of them played a great role in the creation of the monsters.


These, thermochromic coated, cold-blooded objects reveal the unfortunate story behind the creator of Frankenstein‘s story, with the touch of a warm hand.


A Place Called Villa Diodate was created for the Horrorshow; an exhibition of new works brought to life by sixteen designers in response to the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.




Horrorshow, LDF 2018



Martijn Rigters

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