alcarol recover discarded pieces of logs from the undergrowth of the Italian Dolomite mountains and preserve the natural bark surface with their native populations of plants, which are embedded in a resin resembling the water that generated their life.
The design engages with the alcarol’s concept of environmental cross-section. By filling the gaps with resin, alcarol achieves a new functionality with the poetic choice to freeze time at the end of the material’s cycle and giving it a new life before it goes to waste.
The section planes – through touch, sight and olfaction of different materials – allow to transcend the ordinary perception of a place.
Mint Gallery _ London
London Design Festival 2014
30 x 30 x H 45 cm / Customizable Sizes, Design and Finishes
Solid Larch WOOD,
Extraclear Polished RESIN,
Swivel CASTORS or FELT hidden at the bottom.
Natural Wood surface not covered by resin on the section planes. Selective wood coating with matt natural effect.