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Cru / Colombage / Mikado design Lo Studio Design + Massimo Nadalini

Cru / Colombage / Mikado
design
Lo Studio Design
Massimo Nadalini

glazed porcelain stoneware

Cru / Colombage / Mikado
design
Lo Studio Design
Massimo Nadalini

glazed porcelain stoneware

frame
architecture
raw

Colombage

Torchis is one of the oldest construction techniques that involves silt-clay soil.

Colombage

Torchis is one of the oldest construction techniques that involves silt-clay soil.

frame
architecture
raw

When using this technique, vegetable fibers are often added to make up for the lack of sand – which could cause cracks.
The malleable mixture is spread on a wooden strip (willow, bamboo or acacia), fixed on a wooden support frame called COLOMBAGE (French word for frame).

Colombage

Il Torchis è una delle più antiche tecniche costruttive in cui vengono impiegate terre limo-argillose.

frame
architecture
raw

When using this technique, vegetable fibers are often added to make up for the lack of sand – which could cause cracks.
The malleable mixture is spread on a wooden strip (willow, bamboo or acacia), fixed on a wooden support frame called COLOMBAGE (French word for frame).

sequence
full/empty
alternation

Mikado

Mikado is a sequence of full and empty spaces in communication with each other, a binary code of matter in which the perception of the surface totally changes depending on the color of the joint.

Colombage

Starting from the simple but rich geometries of these constructions, we gathered those traits in which the joint has a key role, as doeas matter in the definition of the surface.

In Colombage, the surface changes completely through the chromatic use of the grout.

Colombage

Starting from the simple but rich geometries of these constructions, we gathered those traits in which the joint has a key role, as doeas matter in the definition of the surface.

In Colombage, the surface changes completely through the chromatic use of the grout.

Cru

We began investigating on the world of material surfaces used in architecture and in the contemporary interior, aiming to understand its essence and meaning.

land
matter
pureness

We came to the conclusion that, beyond aesthetic languages, what we were interested in – and that we find in many surfaces for architecture and interior – was the authenticity of a raw material, homogeneous but irregular, that translates imperfect detail into its main quality.

CRU (French word for raw) is the synthesis of this research, in which the matter finds its depth in a game of relationships among different finishes and overlaps of minimal color variations.