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Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Stool Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery
Elle (stool), 330 x 330 x 430 mm,
brass, desert chameleon paint, 2020
Marco Campardo Brass Elle Collection Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery work in progress
Elle collection, work in progress at Ditta Braggio
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Console Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery work in progress
Elle (console, work in progress), 1600 x 400 x 950 mm, brass, 2020
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Chair Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery work in progress
Elle collection, work in progress at Ditta Braggio
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Chair Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery
Elle (chair), 400 x 498 x 740 mm, brass, tropical chameleon paint, 2018
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Bookshelf Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery
Elle (bookshelf), 900 x 1900 x 330 mm, brass, oceanic chameleon paint, 2019
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery work in progress
Elle collection, work in progress
at Ditta Braggio
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Bench Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery
Elle (bench), 1240 x 320 x 430 mm, brass, oceanic chameleon paint, 2019
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Console Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery work in progress
Elle (console, work in progress), 1600 x 400 x 950 mm, brass, 2020
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Chair Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery
Elle (chair), 400 x 498 x 740 mm, brass, tropical chameleon paint, 2018
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery work in progress
Elle collection, work in progress at Ditta Braggio
Marco Campardo Elle Collection Brass Stool Wallpaper Design Awards winner for Seeds London Gallery
Elle (stool), 330 x 330 x 430 mm, brass, oceanic chameleon paint, 2018
Elle
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Elle collection
2018–on going

Brass, various chameleon paint finishing, various dimensions

Elle is an idiosyncratic furniture collection developed as a result of extensive research on the use of metal L profiles. The starting point of the research was the willingness to use a common, everyday material to question the meaning of “experimentation” that is often emphasised in today’s design practice. Through different combinations, this standardised extrusion is turned into a structural element, forming “invisible”, yet aesthetically revealing, joints. Rather than being made of aluminium, however, the furniture is made of brass — transforming an ordinary, mass-produced element into a sophisticated, bespoke item. The furniture is coated in holographic paint to further emphasise the interplay between standardised production and craftsmanship — where the objects themselves shift between concrete presence and immateriality. The collection was first developed for the ‘The House Electric’, an exhibition presented in conjunction with the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. In 2020 the collection was awarded a Wallpaper Design Award in the category of Best Paint.

  • Console, 1600 × 400 × 950 mm, brass, chameleon paint, 2020
  • Bookshelf, 900 × 1900 × 330 mm, brass, chameleon paint, 2019
  • Chair, 400 × 498 × 740 mm, brass, chameleon paint, 2018
  • Bench, 1240 × 320 × 430 mm, brass, chameleon paint, 2018
  • Stool, 330 × 330 × 430 mm, brass, chameleon paint, 2018
  • Square table, 1000 × 1000 × 750 mm, brass, chameleon paint, 2018

Available for custom-made commissions.

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Marco Campardo Studio
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Marco Campardo Studio
90 Haymerle Road (Studio 14G)
SE156SB Peckham – London
United Kingdom
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For studio enquiries, commissions, press or internships please write to studio@marcocampardo.com

Marco Campardo is a London-based designer focusing on production, research and teaching. He has a particular interest in making and material experimentation as a form of critical practice, using it to explore wider narratives about culture, materiality, identity and authenticity.
MMMarco’s work starts with hands-on experimentation and research to question the nature of contemporary models of production. With a keen interest in materiality, his research seeks to subvert or adapt industrial manufacturing processes to propose an alternative to standardised, mass production. The final result of this process is aesthetically and conceptually refined objects, whose final form is determined by the very process of making. Playing with high-end and lo-fi methods and materials, Marco’s projects can be seen as a commentary on the value of making and craftsmanship.

Awards
Winner Ralph Saltzman Prize 2023, the Design Museum
Winner Wallpaper* Design Awards 2020

Solo exhibitions
Ralph Saltzman Prize 2023, the Design Museum, London, 2023
Jello, curated by simple flair, hosted by riviera, Fuorisalone, Milan, 2022

Group exhibitions
Doppiafirma, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Fuorisalone, Milan 2024
The Farm Shop, Fels Gallery, Fuorisalone, Milan 2024
Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects, Gewerbe Museum, Winterthur 2023
The Farm Shop, Fels Gallery, London Design Festival, London 2023
Teatro Albers, AMO and Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Fuorisalone, Milan 2023
Raw Senses, OKRO Gallery, Zurich Design Weeks, Zurich, 2022
In the Direction of Colour, Fels Gallery, London 2022
Slanted/Enchanted, ESP Gallery, Toronto, 2022
Future Heritage, Decorex, London, 2021
Joy, Seeds Gallery, London, 2021
Where Things Land Down, Fels Gallery, London 2021
Beirut Re—Store, Beirut, 2020
Art Making, Seeds Gallery, London, 2020
Under/Over, Marta LA Gallery, Los Angeles, 2020

Lectures and talks
Salvage: How can we build from existing things?talk, Stockholm Furniture Fair, 2024
The Ralph Saltzman Prize 2023: Edward Barber in conversation with Marco Campardo, talk, the Design Museum, 2023
Augmented Autarky symposium, lecture, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​House of T​oday (HoT) and American University of Beirut, Beirut, 2023
Design Perspectives talk, MA Material Futures, London, 2021

Selected clients
Axel Arigato, AMO, Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, COS, Fondazione Cologni, Kelly Wearstler, Selfridges, Wandler, HEM, Vero International, Centro Pecci, MACRO Museum, Michelangelo Foundation, Tate Modern.

Selected press
New York Times
Financial Times
Wallpaper Magazine
Architectural Digest
Interior Design
The world of interiors
Surface Magazine
Dezeen
Domus magazine
Sight Unseen
Living Corriere
Monocle
Design Milk

Credits
Web developer: Andrea Serrani
Typeface: Alpha Regular by Omnitype

 

©2024
Marco Campardo Studio