Studio Nucleo X Queeboo, 2021
By Piergiorgio Robino
Epoxy resin, wood ladder
Primitive as primary geometric figures.
Primitive as in computer language, called the simplest solid objects.
Primitive as in English, are defined original, coarse and wild objects.
Primitive aims to fragment and destruct. To reduce aggregated forms to elementary geometry.
Nothing more and nothing less than volume, crucial and bearing structure, strength and vital consistency of materials.
Studio Nucleo makes unrepeatable and one-off objects: divans, armchairs, tables, lamps,
and bookcases are made entirely by hand without the use of moulds and are finished
with non-toxic resins that reveal all marks and imperfections.
Primitive is a tribute to this research, and, retaining the double meaning of rationalism
and geometric primordial spontaneity, evoking the paradox, field favourite to creation.
Souvenir as an evidence of memories.
Souvenir as a gift for those who were not there.
Souvenir as a triumph of life experience.
Souvenir of the last century is a collection of memories up-cycled into new physical forms.
Studio Nucleo explores materials, experiences and points of reference, both fragile, lost and strong.
The memories of the past century has been re-found in discarded materials marked from its era.
Full of scars, the material creates characteristics stronger than when it was new.
The craftsman’s ‘know-how’ is preserved, in contrast to the immediacy of 3D printing production,
by embedding handmade objects in the resin.
The privilege of donating memories of mastery, valuables of increasingly rare skill.
With Souvenir of the last century, Studio Nucleo has restored and preserved memories,
mummifying fragments from the past, and mixed it up with the physical presence and the action of now.
By creating souvenirs of the last century, also souvenirs for the future has become materialized.
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