We are back with our popular WIDMF series where we show the similarities between these two creative fields and how they nurture and complement each other covering today the intriguing colors and pattern Topography offers. For our Spanish readers, please see a second language option here.
The Earth’s surface with its shapes and details seen from the bird’s eye view has been one many recent sources of inspiration in the world of design.
Our desire to continue exploring from the air has found a direct response in the rapid growth of areal photography. The #drone hashtag has grown from 2 million images uploaded by Instagram at the beginning of 2017 to more than 6 million publications to date. The desire to explore and venture into unknown landscapes or hidden sea corners is historically known. However, until now, individual trips by air to an average height has been within the reach of few. Being able to fly and guide a drone, becomes a new adventure followed by photographers, filmmakers and passionate creatives.
Sediments, rocks, marshes and fossils found in the mountains are some of the topographical sources from which the sectors of the fashion and furniture design continue to explore and mimic.
Fernando Mastrangelo | Fucking Young
Artist and designer Fernando Mastrangelo has presented Escape, a collection of modern furniture where dyed sand is used to create a three-dimensional illusion of the landscape. Each piece of this furniture collection is made of three materials: silica, hand-dyed sand and glass powder.
Materials must relate to the concept of work. If I am referring to natural terrestrial formations or landscapes, why not use a
material that comes directly from the landscape?
The carpets from the Reverence collection inspired by the landscape crack, break and flow to evoke a kind of realism that floats between an abstraction and photography. The neutral color palette combines perfectly with the ombre colors that recall sea and sky.