An enormous amount of wood is used for making furniture. Besides using wood there’s also a big pile of discarded wood. Luckily Torino based design Studio Nucleo, Piergiorgio Robino + Alexandra Denton, made a design for furniture using these discarded pieces. The ‘Petroglyph’ furniture collection by Nucleo features a table and chair and is made from discarded pieces of plywood, varying in length, original shaped and in the end layered together. This creative collection has a rugged look with a modern character.
Furniture with a hidden message
Petroglyph as the neorealism in everyday life. Petroglyph as stories handed down over generations. Petroglyph as a medium of hidden messages. The Petroglyph collection recodes and reprocess scrap material sourced by the Nucleo Laboratory, in an assemblage that is constantly changing and evolving its form. Followed by making graphic text like scribbles in the preliminary phase of cave painting.
Finally the most important part, the timber boards are used as a screen-printed matrix. With paint a unique and unrepeatable message is transferred onto the wooden surface. [Images in the ‘See more photos’ section] So these timber boards become a piece of media to support an even more relevant piece of art. After assembling the piece of furniture, graphic parts are visible but the the message is hidden which gives it a nice touch.
“After being assembled, the piece will carry an invisible message, a secret kept only on a canvas, where aphorisms inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky will celebrate beauty as the only form of salvation. Salvation in a double sense, the message hidden inside, the soul, and in the re-used material, the body visible to all. A tradition of re-using that has been lost during the last quarter century and now re-introduced. Beauty will save the world, but we should save beauty.”
Nucleo design studio is synonym for research, innovation and introspection. Nucleo is a collective of artists directed by Piergiorgio Robino, active in contemporary art, design and architectural fields. The work of Nucleo creates a fusion between art and design, and is exhibited all over the world.
Design by Nucleo