Irregularity, materiality, dimensionality
We generally envisage mosaic as installed in a uniform geometrical pattern, with joints almost always exactly the same width. P-saico is a fresh mosaic concept in which only the rectangular chip shape is uniform, while the overall look of the installation is irregular.
The initial inspiration was Opus Incertum, with its regular randomness generated by the combination of installation and surface.
Four two-tone variants are added to the P-saico collection, where the closest and most distant tones mix to form a vibrant seminato floor. The choice of the stucco shade radically changes the final perception of the surface.
Studio Irvine is a design studio based in Milan and run by the architect Marialaura Rossiello Irvine.
Founded in 1988 by British designer James Irvine (1958-2013), the studio remains faithful to his design approach and method in a combination of irony and precision. Based on the idea of design inspired by attention to ethics, the ‘human factor’ and personal interaction, Marialaura Rossiello is instilled with a vision in constant evolution, rooted in the classics of the Italian design school but with a broader international outlook.
For a number of years, she collaborated with Italian design brands, and grew accustomed to consider the product within a comprehensive corporate process. In 2011 she became partner of Studio Irvine, where industrial products were the throbbing heart of design. Today her work is distinctively cross-disciplinary with a great curiosity towards all types and scales of design projects: product, interior and strategic design, with clients such as Muji, Yamakawa, Thonet, Offecct, Amorim, Matteo Brioni, Baleri Italia, and others.
ADI Design Index 2020