Greatest Fireside: Studio Luca Guadagnino experiments with color for an ‘anti-good style’ ceramic hearth

by Editors Staff

Studio Luca Guadagnino, led by the eponymous Italian movie director (and former Wallpaper* Design Awards Choose), made its debut at Fuorisalone 2022 with an set up centred across the hearth. Accanto al fuoco/By the hearth featured two distinctive lounge scenes impressed by the interiors of Carlo Scarpa, outlined by two magnetic hearth designs standing on reverse sides – one a stark object in ceppo di Grè Stone, the opposite a vibrant interpretation of the design fabricated from ceramic. That includes a collection of small columns on either side and a zig-zagged base, a smaller model of the ceramic hearth was initially conceived for Guadagnino’s own residence, and is characterised by a seemingly random association of hand-painted hues starting from pink to inexperienced and yellow. 

(Picture credit score: Paola Dossi)

‘I favored the concept of going again to one thing conventional, however with a spin that made it related for the current,’ explains Guadagnino of the Milan set up. ‘The idea of a lounge has modified in the identical means life has modified: simplified, articulated into one thing extra linear.’

For his painterly fireplace, he selected ceramic for its pictorial alternatives. ‘I favored the concept of a palette of colors that was provocative, of colors not instantly related with one another in keeping with present style,’ provides Guadagnino. ‘One thing that was anti-good style.’

Studio Luca Guadagnino Porcelain Fireplace with Nymphenburg

(Picture credit score: Paola Dossi)

To create his piece, he labored with long-term collaborator, Munich’s porcelain producer Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg. ‘Nymphenburg’s work methodology and work ethic are transferring, the best way by which they use and respect the fabric, and respect the time it takes to make issues,’ he explains. ‘The best way by which work is articulated inside the manufacture, with extraordinary craftsmen, painters, modellers, who all contribute to the creation of the artefacts, has at all times impressed us and satisfied us that we’re dealing not solely with an excellence, however with one thing actually distinctive.’

Supply: Wallpaper

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