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Studio Ossidiana, Petrified Carpets, Dutch Design Week, 2016
 

Of Persian carpets

Architectural duo Studio Ossidiana translates the elements from Persian carpets and gardens into tactile concrete forms at the Dutch Design Week 2016.

 

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Alessandra Covini and Tomas Dirrix from Studio Ossidiana present Petrified Carpet, an installation of concrete architectural elements at the Dutch Design Week 2016, inspired by the ideal Persian gardens and carpets. 

Studio Ossidiana, Petrified Carpets, Dutch Design Week, 2016

Studio Ossidiana, Petrified Carpets, Dutch Design Week, 2016

Interpreted here as a planimetric representation of a garden the carpet’s motifs – frame, central medallion and grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden. Experimenting with different techniques of casting, coloring, and texturing concrete, Studio Ossidiana has translated these elements into tactile concrete forms. 

Studio Ossidiana, Petrified Carpets, Dutch Design Week, 2016

Studio Ossidiana, Petrified Carpets, Dutch Design Week, 2016


In collaboration with high-end prefabricated concrete manufacturer Hurks, the objects expose the lively and bright character of a material that has progressively lost its expressive potential in the building industries. The project combines pigments, stones, sand and cement in different ratios in each object, making reference to the contours, tones, and shades of gardens. Petrified Carpets, is an installation produced for the exhibition “In No Particular Order”, and supported by the Talent Development Program of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Studio Ossidiana, Petrified Carpets, Dutch Design Week, 2016

Studio Ossidiana, Petrified Carpets, Dutch Design Week, 2016



Petrified Carpets
Design: Studio Ossidiana
Year: 2016

22–30 October 2016
In no particular order
curated by Agata Jaworska
Dutch Design Week 2016
Torenallee 80, Eindhoven