by Fabian Peters | 2/21/2019
Jean Nouvel has converted a historical building complex in Rome for Fondazione Alda Fendi and created an extraordinary synthesis of old and new.
Quadricromia is an original system of interpretable surfaces of elements that can address well renovation issues. A layer of densely Tibaud sewing is coupled with one of felt. Tibaud is a poor material, obtained by processing fabric yarn wastes. The irreg
ular grid of seams has the function to add firmness and structural qualities to this uneven matter and to create a graphic tone-on-tone decor as a consequence of a functional necessity. The result is a high quality double-sided surface that reflects well
Danese’s design values.
Regarding the area involved, this surface divides space physically if used as a wing and it influences your perception if its´ placed along the walls. Quadricromia process is in fact a two-dimensional element that enhances
three-dimensional environments, lying on horizontal surfaces (not only floors, but also other surfaces), hanging along the walls like contemporary tapestries, suspended to separate spaces or attached to the ceiling. As far as men are concerned, it affect
s three of the five senses and improves the perception of the environment. Its sound absorption features are excellent thus influencing positively the comfort of space. Its tactile characteristics can be differently appreciated in the variety of its uses.
Thanks to its high standard of quality (high quality fractals), and the fact that it can be placed creatively and originally, results as an irregular patchwork arrangement that generates perception of wealth in an apparent material poverty in whi
ch beauty is determined by imprecision. At a certain distance there seems to be a chromatic predominance (gray, cream, green or red in four versions), but closer to the surface you can detect the play of different colors visible in the background, which i
s the optical effect called four-color process. The randomness in the combination of visible walls of recycled materials makes each piece is unique because the resulting texture is always different. The uniqueness is industrial, involuntary and democratic
, and it follows laws similar to those of natural growth. It also adds richness to the design without making it exclusive. The environment is respected in all stages of its life cycle. It derives from the recycling of waste materials, rollable (minimizing
clutter), durable and reusable in endless situations. It is made of a single material hence easily recyclable again.