Veneto-based Materica landed at Milan Design Week 2023 and made somewhat the impact with their INTERNA_MENTE being one of the crucial visited installations in Alcova. The corporate, perfect recognized for his or her twine metallization of surfaces, became a former chilly garage room right into a enchanting chamber of mirrors designed to inspire guests to replicate, self-reflect, and pay attention.
Materica reworked the gap lining it with recycled MDF sheets they metallized to create mirror-like surfaces that have been handled with oxidation and shade processes. The multi-step procedure led to refractions that bent gentle on each floor all over the room. Sticking out from the flooring and ceilings have been a chain of three-d golden faces pushing in the course of the flat surfaces, virtually like they have been bobbing up for air after being underwater. Crowned off with further colour results and the gap became an array of optical illusions that felt otherworldly.
“We needed to create a spot out of doors of house and time, the place you’ll to find your self welcomed and heard. A temple the place we will take a second to really feel like “ourselves,” out of doors of the pressures of society, the superficial, appearances and absences,” says Tiziano Guardini and Luigi Ciuffreda of GuardiniCiuffredaStudio, ingenious administrators of the INTERNA_MENTE set up.
The reflected surfaces that replicate us make us the central characters of our personal being, right here within the provide. Head to head with a determine that during flip acts as our reflect. The internal turns into external, as a result of that symbol is the materialization of our intimate discussion with ourselves.