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Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), various sizes,
clear borosilicate, edition of 4, 2020
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
Boro is a snake-like toilet paper holder made for the exhibition “Under/Over”, held at Marta LA
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
The show, with more than 40 designers, offered the opportunity to experiment with such a mundane object
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
Replacing the usual metal holders, Boro is made by starting from a solid industrial borosilicate profile
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
Though simple in shape, the object is obtained by slowly and meticulously heating up and shaping the solid profile glass several times
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
The final ‘snake’ is a testament to this process of forging
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), work in progress, 2020
The pieces were made together with my friend Jochen Holz during the COVID19 lockdown in London
Marco Campardo designed Boro, a toilet paper holder for Marta, Los Angeles, 2020
Boro (toilet paper holder), various sizes,
clear borosilicate, edition of 4, 2020
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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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Marco Campardo Studio