Alter

Millim Studio x Studio F

 

Declare the intrinsic strength of the form, in order to make it essential and functional to itself.  “Classic” geometrics and volumes capable of leading us on the course of continuous research and cultural connection between past, present and future.

Investigating the current concept of aggregation, “Alter” becomes the formal representation of the multiplicity, diversity and complexity of tangible and intangible connections to which we are very familiar today.

In continuity with the thought of the master Enzo Mari, the idea of the project is to develop a product that is a sign of our times, but which at the same time can extend cultural and social meanings and values, even after years.

Studio F focuses its work on the importance of solid wood and its recovery. The selected wood is a centennial Cedar charred with the Japanese technique of Shou Sugi Ban.

“Alter” wants to be the expression of a broken down and unstructured coffee table, modifying the formal and canonical image of the elements that contribute to the construction of a table. “Alter” is a “fluid” product in which the concept of “leg” and “floor” is lost. An “other” table that evolves in its simplicity, becoming an emblem of bond, support, aggregation and comparison for distinct elements. The top loses its function as a surface above the legs, to become a welcoming line.

Each element of “Alter” acquires its own identity but at the same time is a fundamental part in the construction of the whole, contributing to its balance, its union and essence.