XXI Triennale Milano - MATRIS

Marco Williams Fagioli was selected among the projects of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition 2016 with MATRIS project which was showcased at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

MATRIS applies engraving techniques to the serial production of lighting systems, by creating a matrix that allows to reproduce the same object in a limited number of copies. A creation process in between industrial production and craft work, where each copy is identical to the others and unique at the same time.

By using industrial waste materials – not necessarily from the lighting sector – and twisting their function, the designer looks out for innovative source of inspiratio...

Marco Williams Fagioli was selected among the projects of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition 2016 with MATRIS project which was showcased at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

MATRIS applies engraving techniques to the serial production of lighting systems, by creating a matrix that allows to reproduce the same object in a limited number of copies. A creation process in between industrial production and craft work, where each copy is identical to the others and unique at the same time.

By using industrial waste materials – not necessarily from the lighting sector – and twisting their function, the designer looks out for innovative source of inspiration.

MATRIS installation consists of 20 lamps created from a wooden and latex matrix obtained by casting photographic studio lights from the 60s. This ”cloning” process generates 20 different moulds of cement and aggregates which maintain a clear differentiation through their exposure to natural modifications and unpredictable chromatic variations.

Awards: XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition


Marco Williams Fagioli è stato selezionato per la XXI Triennale 2016 con il progetto MATRIS, esposto presso il Museo della Triennale d Milano.

MATRIS applica criteri propri della tecnica dell’incisione alla produzione in serie di corpi illuminanti, creando una matrice che consente di riprodurre l’oggetto in serie limitata a cavallo tra la produzione industriale indifferenziata e l’opera artigianale in cui ogni riproduzione è contemporaneamente omologa e unica.

Partendo da scarti industriali non necessariamente appartenenti al settore dell’illuminotecnica e isolati dal loro contesto funzionale, il designer ricerca elementi utili per innovare.

L’installazione è composta da 20 lampade create a partire da una matrice in legno e lattice ricavata da un calco di proiettori da studio fotografico degli anni 60. Dalla matrice sono stati ricavati diversi stampi, un processo di “clonazione” dell’oggetto che - pur rispettando la logica della produzione in serie - conserva le differenze dovute all’utilizzo di cemento e inerti, materiali sensibili a naturali ritiri, screpolature e variazioni cromatiche imprevedibili.

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