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The flooring FUGA by Studio Irvine for Matteo Brioni
Matteo Brioni launched the project TerraFrame but in the new variation, that is different from the previous versions Fragment and EXIT.
This year, the flooring is composed by TerraPlus, a geometric element called FUGA: a cross in natural copper designed by Studio Irvine and realized by De Castelli.
TerraPlus is a mixture of raw earth with added mineral binders and polymer resin, which allows obtaining the greater abrasion resistance and water resistance without losing its permeability.
A project that born under the artistic direction of architect Marialaura Rossiello of Studio Irvine, she explains: “the theme is inclusion, that is to say, insert the rigid elements into the continuous surface of Matteo Brioni. In line with TerraFrame project, this year for Cersaie, we design a metal element that resume the classic design of the FUGA1 in the common pavement.
Nevertheless, the effect is inverted, the FUGA becomes a rigid element while the tile is the fluid element. Sometimes the FUGA escapes2 to discover that in the reality there is no tile, but a continuous flooring. The material chosen is the natural copper that changes its appearance with the passage of time and of its use, just like the surface in the raw earth.
Two materials that meet in an innovative flooring design.” A solution to combine the rigid elements with the mixture of raw earth that has been offering by Matteo Brioni for a few years, creating flooring designed specifically for each situation.
A real journey back in our history up to the first Etruscan and Roman decorative natural floors. It is no coincidence that raw earth is the oldest building material in the world; retracing its adventure in architecture means retracing the history of humanity.
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