Guest Contribution by Stephanie Nahas
Italian design firm Nucleo introduces its newest project, Primitive Collection, which consists of three unique furniture & one lamp (9 pieces each) representing simple and thoughtful design. The collection focuses on eliminating excessive decorative style, and reducing aggregated forms to elementary geometry without compromising spontaneity. Each piece is destructuralized to reveal understated appeal, aimed to liberate pure color and pure form.
The main intent of this collection is to reveal volume, crucial and bearing structure, and vital consistency of materials. The workmanship makes distinctive objects made entirely by hand without the use of presswork, and finished with non-toxic resins that reveal signs and imperfections.
In a tribute to the research and creation of minimalistic art and design, Primitive explores the elements that reflect on fundamental forms to create architectural and urban space. Influences such as Kandinsky’s Spiritual in Art and avant-garde pioneer Kazimir Malevich’s famous Black Square, are expressed in this collection.
Materials: polyurethane foam covered in flexible casting resin/fiberglass with epoxy resin finish, in various colors
Production: March / June 2009
Collection: chairs, armchairs, tables, lamps, bookcases
Design team: Piergiorgio Robino, Stefania Fersini, Alice C. Occleppo, Daniele Ragazzo