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Panoramica’s Materiality Collection Celebrates the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Materials

Posted By Mike Chino On June 13, 2013 @ 5:17 pm In carousel showcase,gallery,green furniture,green Interiors,ICFF,new york design week | No Comments

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Panoramica [3]‘s Materiality [5] collection is marked by its elegant and earnest appreciation of common everyday materials. The collective eschewed flashy veneers and artificial finishes to focus on four primary materials – basalt, glass, metal, and terazzo [8]. These humble elements resonate with culture and tradition (basalt is used to create molcajetes [9] – the traditional Mexican mortar and pestle), however the collective breathed new life into them with a fresh and unexpected set of designs.

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A beautiful folded copper tray [10] made from a single sheet of metal draws inspiration from origami and the shape of Mexican wind toys. A simple stool made from four dowels and a hemisphere of basalt [11] looks thoroughly modern while referencing the curve and materiality of molcajetes. The collective’s terazzo planter [12] and bird feeder [13] revitalize a material commonly used for backyard laundry units. Each design holds a unique story that does justice to both the nature of the materials used and the cultural context that shaped them.

+ Panoramica [3]


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[3] Panoramica: http://www.wearepanoramica.com/

[4] Jorge Diego Etienne: http://inhabitat.com/author/jorge-diego-etienne/

[5] Materiality: http://www.wearepanoramica.com/project-materiality/

[6] ICFF: http://inhabitat.com/icff/

[7] New York Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week/

[8] terazzo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrazzo

[9] molcajetes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molcajete

[10] folded copper tray: http://www.wearepanoramica.com/folded-trays

[11] simple stool made from four dowels and a hemisphere of basalt: http://www.wearepanoramica.com/stool

[12] terazzo planter: http://www.wearepanoramica.com/hanging-pot

[13] bird feeder: http://www.wearepanoramica.com/bird-feeder

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