The Escape Collection by Mastrangelo captures the essence of Nature
Each piece of this furniture collection is made from three materials: silica, hand-dyed sand and crystalline
Artist and designer Fernando Mastrangelo has unveiled his Escape Collection, which is a collection of modern furniture pieces where dyed sand is used to create a three-dimensional landscape illusion.
The NYC-based designer’s work is known to be undefined by a particular style, but a language of its own that spans art, design, and architecture altogether.
An innovative use of materials
Fernando‘s work is characterized by an innovative use of materials, which is clearly demonstrated in his Escape Collection. Each piece of this furniture collection is made from three materials: silica, hand-dyed sand and crystalline.
The silica is used for composing the foreground of each piece while the dyed sand is used for creating the illusion of the earth layers and distant mountain ranges.
The crystalline – which is a translucent powdered glass – is used for creating the skies and water bodies.
Pieces of the collection include:
- a drum stool/table
- a desk
- a coffee table
- a bench and a mirror
All of which use the same concept with different landscapes effects. Every piece of the collection is inspired by a different natural scene. The scenes of the Escape Collection range from beaches to mountain ranges.
The Escape collection captures the essence of nature
The pieces of Escape Collection seem to capture the very essence of nature in such a unique way.
“Inspired by the perfect compositions of landscapes and horizons, which are at once harsh and geometric, yet soft and gentle,” Mastrangelo told The Architect’s Newspaper.
“I wanted to create objects that capture that language and the profound sense of calm and contemplation that stems from a connection to nature. This is the first time we’ve cast powdered glass, which has a unique luminous quality that really makes the pieces feel alive.”
With a recent collaboration with SHoP Architects to cast entire walls of an NYC Thakoon store, the possibilities are limitless for Fernando Mastrangelo’s ingenious concept.