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ULTRAGEOMETRICO, Zuperfici collection
Duccio Maria Gambi / 2017

Luserna stone, laminated plastic

50 w / 50 d / 45 h cm

Unique piece. Exclusive project for NERO design gallery

Presented at Miart 2017 in Milan,
Zuperfici is a collection that investigates the attitude of an object through its surfaces.
The starting point has been the plastic laminate, a very thin layer of artificial material that changes and normally hides the wooden structure on which is glued.
Through this operation the surface, or better said the interface between the object and user, is specified to a different attitude, is a localized protection and incrementation of the object character.
in Zuperfici Blocks of Luserna stone are transposed from a plain and mineral essence to a domesticated object specified in its function by the surface material .
What is activated is an exchange between the two worlds, the mass and the surface, the natural and the artificial.
Surfaces change the blocks attitude and the blocks shapes render the profile of the carpet and laminate over it.
in the three presented objects there's an endless succession of natural/original and modified/artificial.

In Ultrageometrico, the organic and natural feeling remains in the uncovered surface. The plastic laminates serves a geometric modifier that renders a composition of blocks even in a monolithic one.

Photo credits_PEPE fotografia