Tradition, patchwork, stitching, freedom of composition, déjà-vu
“Patchwork belongs to an age-old hand-crafted tradition, in which the combined pieces always create a unique geometrical pattern. Looking through an old English book on patchwork I discovered the art of quilting, in which patchwork pieces are combined by stitching which is decorative in its own right”.
That’s the concept Marialaura – Studio Irvine – has adopted for Mosaico+.
The result is a stoneware mosaic in which the modules can be installed uniformly, for a geometrical effect, or at random, in an uneven layout that recalls antique Venetian Seminato pavings. The joint plays the same role as the decorative stitching.
With Quilt, the traditional mosaic chip is expanded in size to create contemporary visual effects which can be personalized every time, just like a hand-stitched piece. The different colors and textures available enhance this potential.
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.