lanzavecchia + wai covers corrugated steel furniture with gold-chrome car wrap
lanzavecchia + wai covers corrugated steel furniture with gold-chrome car wrap
nov 12, 2015

lanzavecchia + wai covers corrugated steel furniture with gold-chrome car wrap

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lanzavecchia + wai covers corrugated steel furniture with gold-chrome car wrap
all images © davide farabegoli




referencing the laminates used by the italian group alchimia in the late 1970’s, design duo lanzavecchia + wai created ‘fools gold’, a furniture collection consisting of a tall cabinet and a console. the pieces of furniture are constructed out of corrugated steel sheets that are then covered with gold-chrome car wrap. the designers appropriated this laminating technique from alchimia, which was what gave the postmodernist pieces their unique and recognisable visual effect. 

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the ‘fools’ gold’ furniture collection is composed of a tall cabinet and console 




the wrapping material was chosen on purpose in order to increase the perceived value of the pieces while revealing at the same time its actual humble materiality. the corrugated property not only gives the metal sheet its structural strength but also maximizes the surface area for the car wrap application, therefore adding even more value to the regular steel layer.

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referencing the 1970’s italian group alchimia laminating processes, the pieces were covered in gold-chrome car wrap 




the ‘fool’s gold’ collection was first presented during ‘the alchemists’ exhibition at la triennale di milano during milan design week 2015. the show that documented the results of a lecture and workshop series held at singapore’s national design centre.

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the wrapped material is a galvanized corrugated steel

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the gold-chrome wrap adds to the perceptive value of the furniture 

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the corrugated shape of the metal sheet gives it structural strength and maximizes the covering surface

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the pieces were presented during ‘the alchemist’ exhibition

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‘fools’ gold’ tall cabinet and console



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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