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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
Elle is a collection of furniture made entirely by welding together different brass L profiles
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
This research questions the meaning and function of a joint and attempts to push its boundaries further
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
The process starts from cutting standard brass L profiles to size
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
These profiles are then braised together by hand and finished by grinding the metal
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
This process gives the object a refined, smooth surface
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
To enhance the faceted nature of the object, an iridescent paint is applied to the surface
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
The colour shifts depending on the perspective, giving the final piece a dynamic appearance
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Elle collection
2018–on going

Brass, various chameleon paint finishing, various dimensions
Available exclusively at Seeds Gallery

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.

©2020
Marco Campardo Studio
©2020
Marco Campardo Studio
 
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Shaping materials .into domestic objects

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 are 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. Prior to starting his own practice in 2020, Marco’s approach to design was shaped through a decade-long work with M–L–XL and Tankboys, two multidisciplinary studios he co-founded in Venice, Italy.

Marco works with private and public clients, designing objects, exhibition design and site-specific installations. Among public commissions are Macro Museum in Rome, Tate Modern and various national pavilions at Venice Art and Architecture Biennale. His objects are also part of a number of private collections in Europe, and his work has been exhibited at the London Design Festival, Milan Design Week, London Design Biennale and Milan Triennial.

Keen on using exhibitions as a form of research, Marco co-curated exhibitions such as Masters of Disguise for Seeds London, 2019 and The Breakfast Pavilion during the Venice Art Biennale, 2018.
HHis projects have been documented across different design publications, including Wallpaper MagazineArchitectural DigestDomus magazineNew York TimesSight Unseen and the Financial Times. His project Elle received the Wallpaper* Design Award 2020 for Best Paint Job.

Marco Campardo Studio
18 Gervase Street
London SE152RS
United Kingdom

For studio enquiries, commissions or internships please write to studio@marcocampardo.com

For press enquiries: romain@mayconcepts.com
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Team: Marco Campardo with Rebecca Liu
Web developer: Andrea Serrani
Typeface: Alpha Regular by Omnitype

 

©2020
Marco Campardo Studio