MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. IAAC tutors representing Open Thesis Fabrication Program provided their advice and professional expertise. During the course of the research we developed a brand new digital fabrication method and a working prototype that can open a door to a number of practical applications. The method that we call Anti·gravity Object Modeling has a Patent-Pending status.
Soundtrack: Mémoire - La Mer
Hidden among the trees of an Italian forest, Bruno has been building swings, slides, seesaws, gyroscopes and roller-coasters for the last forty years. They are his passion and a way to attract clients to Ai Pioppi, the restaurant he runs with his family. Throughout this short documentary, his hand-powered toys move alongside his thoughts about existence and death; and why he spent more than half of his life creating rides.
Written by Luiz Romero
Director of Photography – Coleman Guyon
Camera Operators – Giacomo Pennicchi and Coleman Guyon
Sound Operators – Sabina Dallu and Luiz Romero
Sound Design and Mixing – Geremia Vinattieri
Original Music – Coleman Guyon
Graphic Design – Vidit Narang
Creative Consultants – Ries Straver and Cosimo Bizzarri
Producer – Ries Straver
A Fabrica production
Thanks to Tim Wan, Renée Mello, Jonathan Chomko, Caitlin Hu and Leonardo Amico
Responding to society´s current and future needs born from modern culture, this project explores the potential of temporary furniture. Reducing comfort to the minimum in order to enlarge mobility to the maximum, Penadés encourage us to reconsider our ideas of contemporary furniture and give them new meanings in a more ephemeral context.
“Luxury is not anymore a matter of comfort. Nowadays, luxury is to be able to decide where
you want to have a moment of peace, a chance to escape from hectic activity of contemporary