Irene Frigo (Italy)

How the idea for your silent story was born?

The idea for this project was to tell a story from the point of view of something that is naturally silent. The fact that a chair cannot speak couldn’t stop me to tell its story!

What's the story about?

This story is about transformation. Changes occur everywhere around us, over day and nights and seasonal cycles, and through our interactions with the outside world. And, all of a sudden, a simple chair can become something else!

Why have you decided to enter the contest?

Sometimes doodles and random notes await for months, or even years, in a sketchbook. This competition seemed the right opportunity to rearrange scattered ideas and drawings into an editorial project.

Your story is dedicate to...

To all the broken, forgotten, abandoned furniture.


Irene is an illustrator; since 2013 she has been working freelance, mainly for publishers. She also loves to create stop-motion gifs and animated loops. In parallel, she has founded a creative duo with her friend Irene Carbone. Since 2017, Irene & Irene work four-handed for publishers, companies, and studios.

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