New furniture collection resin-ating with Scarpa

Geometric blocks of resin form this four-piece furniture collection by Niko Koronis, who took design cues from the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa.

The family of furniture, called the G Collection, comprises the GBC bench, the GRT coffee table, the GSD console table and the GST stool that also acts as a side table.

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Each custom design was inspired by modernist architect Scarpa, whose work was heavily informed by both Venetian and Japanese landscapes and culture, and often featured sharp lines and graphic shapes. With this in mind, Koronis designed each stepped furniture item to look like “small scale architectural entities”, characterised by an emphasis on linear geometries.

Koronis told Deezen that the G collection was inspired by Scarpa and “his approach to materials, and how these related to the forms he created, as well as the elegant rhythm in his work and the beautifully crafted relationships between negative and positive volumes.”

Koronis made each of the translucent furniture pieces from resin in hues of blue and green, granting them a frosty, soap-like appearance. According to the designer, resin is “a somewhat misunderstood material that is experiencing a revival these days”.

The resin used for the collection was industrially produced via a chemical process, as resin usually is, but Koronis wanted to make the material seem as organic as possible. He carried out multiple tests with the material to test its properties, as well as its limitations and advantages.

The console, for example, required more than 400 litres of resin, which had to be casted in layers of a certain thickness over a specific period of time. “Even the smallest mistake can have a negative effect and eventually force us to discard the whole piece and start from scratch,” he explained. “Luckily, we found an amazing artisan in Holland and after several months of trials and numerous prototypes, we managed to perfect our production process.”

All of the G collection pieces can be made to measure with colours on request. The designs are on show at the Studio Twentyseven gallery in New York.

Via Dezeen

 


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