Fernando Mastrangelo’s use of natural materials as cultural metaphors continues in his latest series, THE CAPITAL COLLECTION. Individually titled Aurora, Marina, and Sahara, the diverse trio of mirrors are unified in their use of hand-dyed sand as their primary design material. Referencing Dubai as an architectural oasis that has emerged from a sand-covered landscape, the collection weaves a geographic narrative within its commanding visual appeal.
Being under the influence of exotic landscapes and the beauty of things found in nature, this is furniture as escapism. At first glance, you’re transported. Each piece is like a three-dimensional landscape painting inspired by trips to the American Southwest.
DRIFT is a collection of sculptural pieces inspired by glaciers and natural earth formations from pivotal voyages to Patagonia and the Grand Canyon.
Defined by raw edges of greys and black, reaching up toward a stillness of fresh snow, RIDGE carries a language that is landscape-oriented, mystical, and evocative of the impermanence of nature at the highest elevations.
THE DREAM is an installation that challenges the status quo, asking whether interiors can be redefined - as fantasy, art, landscape, painting, gesture, sculpture - while retaining their functionality and utility as a space.
When something naturally accumulates over a surface, like the snow over a form, it leaves this perfect presence, this ghost. The language of the GHOST collection is ephemeral and takes on the challenges of balancing the hand and the machine.
Following a pivotal journey to Patagonia, THAW responds to the idea of creating objects that capture nature’s raw perfection. Combining crushed and powdered glass, in combination with cement, the forms, tones and textures echo glaciers.