Decoratori Bassanesi presents new wall coverings by Keiji Takeuchi and Brandless Studio
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Japanese Minimalism and Postmodern Audacity
03/10/2019 - Following up the interpretations of ceramics by Sebastian Herkner, Paola Navone, Guglielmo Poletti, Lex Pott and Alissa + Nienke, Decoratori Bassanesi's continues its researches with the Shade and Rocket collections, respectively designed by the Japanese artist Keiji Takeuchi and the eclectic Italian studio Brandless. Now the subtle play of light and shadow on monochromatic surfaces is being contrasted by the bold use of vivacious colors and paired with irregular surfaces and almost crinkled looking graphics.
Paolo Serraiotto, Decoratori Bassanesi brand CEO, talks about the new collections and interrelations between its diverse components.
Shade features rather simple reliefs that only gradually disclose, depending on the observer's visual angle. Keiji Takeuchi has created tiles that tacitly enrich the atmosphere of the space rather than creating a graphic that is permanently in our presence.
'This way of looking at the project led me to play with the relation between light and shadow. As I was intrigued by a precise molding technique of the brand, I decided to go for a 3D surface that creates subtle yet sharp pattern of shades on the monochromatic tile surface. I also thought it nice to feel the time of the day by experiencing the transition of this living motif. The relief itself is so subtle and it creates a nice tactile experience. It is also designed as a floor surface and this relief acts as gentle anti-slip', Keiji Takeuchi.
Brandless Studio's Rocket collection offers a combination of hexagonal and rhomboid elements. Rocket is offered in materials and volumes with an iridescent visual meaning, defining rigorous and architectural environments and visual scenarios with a chromatic magnetism, where the graphic decoration emerges from the irregular surface of the background, creating rippled patches.
'Rocket is a clear and at the same time evanescent form' - says Brandless Studio - 'a collection of ceramics, product of reminiscences of the end of the century, that encapsulates the enthusiasm for the advent of the digital world and of computer graphics. It embodies its essence in the graphic arts of the 1990s and in the changing and colorful facets of a society admiring its exponential growth, one taking place at supersonic speeds. ROCKET draws its inspiration from and pays tribute to compositional boldness, bright colors and the use of geometric shapes and textures designed to inspire optimism, typical of the Memphis Group and of its post modernist exploration, far from the banality of aseptic design.'
This year's most iconic collection Luci di Venezia is being extended with new materials and surface effects: The silver finish Wallpaper canvas vinyl and Wallpaper wet, a wall covering made with special glass fibers.
The Luci di Venezia collection reproduces the light of the Floating City. Its infinite reflections of sea, sky and land are reproduced on the colored surfaces of fine grade fully vitrified stoneware, recalling the classic and rich atmosphere of Venice.