04/05/2021 - The new ALPI Wavy Fir wood designed by Raw Edges are the result of the design duo’s philosophy, based on creative freedom. An approach based on ongoing pursuit of new aesthetic dimensions, through the manipulation of reality. The collection thus stems from the reinterpretation of the raw material, with the aim of expressing the sensation of natural wood through graphic motifs. Fascinated by ALPI’s unique ability to work with wood, creating surfaces that bring out its nature, but with the use of technological processes, the designers have drawn inspiration from the typical striped grain of fir and pine, deciding to shape it in soft curves, creating a surprising graphic effect.
'Our visit to the ALPI production plant was like a dream. We felt like two little kids entering a chocolate factory. We were impressed by the way the company has transformed experimental processes into precise, controlled industrial production, from the layering and gluing of sheets of colored wood to the reassembly in the ALPI log with almost impossible angles, and the profound knowledge of every aspect of the wood on the part of the research team. Every characteristic was amazing and fascinating for us – we’d never seen anything like it before.'
2. ALPI Wavy Fir - photo Federico Cedrone
The Wavy Fir wood plays with the “zoom in/zoom out” dialectic, giving rise to different perceptions: while in an overall view the wood has a natural look, upon closer examination it is possible to perceive the wavy movement of the grain, developed in an unexpected way, adding a sense of dynamism on the surface while bringing out the expressive power of the details.
A collection available in two color variants, reflecting the deep passion of Raw Edges for wood and its multiple potentialities, always central factors in their research, and an ongoing field of experimentation.
With the new collections made in poplar wood from Italian arboriculture sites, ALPI confirms its approach to production oriented towards the sustainability of natural resources.
As certified raw material, the poplar is considered the most ecological and renewable species, thanks to its rapid growth and its ability to interact with the environment in a positive way. The farming of poplar trees is also synonymous with local sustainable economic development.
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3. ALPI Wavy Fir - photo Federico Cedrone
4. ALPI Wavy Fir - photo Federico Cedrone
5. ALPI Wavy Fir - photo Federico Cedrone
6. ALPI Wavy Fir - photo Federico Cedrone
7. ALPI Wavy Fir - photo Federico Cedrone