The pieces of furniture featured in the Future Archaeology collection appear to be undergoing a rapid form of fossilization. As though encased in amber, they could easily be likened to certain archeological finds that have been discovered over the years. In reality, they are made out of wood and epoxy resin to create the illusion that they are from an ancient civilization.
The Future Archaeology collection was created by Studio Nucleo, a collective of artists and designers directed by Piergiorgio Robino based in Torino, Italy. Designed in collaboration with the Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, the pieces in the Future Archaeology collection have been appropriately dubbed 'Wood Fossils.' Trendland writes that the visually stunning and faux-historical collection is "a game of presence and absence, of lightness and weight, challenging the law of gravity."
The Future Archaeology Collection by Studio Nucleo Appears Fossilized
1. Amber-encased Furniture - Opportunity for innovative furniture designs that create the illusion of fossilization using unconventional materials.
2. Faux-historical Collections - Potential for creating visually stunning furniture collections that challenge perceptions of time and design.
3. Illusionary Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity in the use of materials and techniques to create furniture pieces that deceive the viewer's perception.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Innovative techniques and materials in furniture production to create unique and visually striking designs.
2. Art and Design - Opportunities for artists and designers to explore the boundaries of perception and challenge traditional design concepts.
3. Gallery and Exhibition - Potential for showcasing unconventional furniture collections that captivate viewers and provoke thought and conversation.