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Reflecting on the boundaries between art and design

Mas Creations by Masquespacio presents Forms & Textures at Milan Design Week 2022 – a fascinating 3D printed series interpreted as a furniture and lighting collection or artworks.

From a line drawn on paper to 3D printed objects, Mas Creations by Masquespacio presents ‘Forms & Textures’ at Milan Design Week 2022 – a fascinating series interpreted as a furniture and lighting collection or artworks challenging one to reflect on the boundaries between art and design. 

“With the Forms & Textures exhibition we wanted to initiate the discussion about the boundaries between art and design including – who is responsible to define if a product is considered an artwork or just a design? 

The series is presented as individual objects that can be, at first sight, a chair, lamp or a room divider, although its unusual forms make clear that we aren’t talking about a functional design product” says founders Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. 

Forms & Textures by Mas Creations by Masquespacio
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Instead of fabricating the various elements digitally in 3D – the duo decided to skillfully initiate the creation process simply through the use of a pencil and paper.

The starting point of this eclectic one-of-a-kind collection thus was just a line drawn on a paper, intensifying one’s reflection about that line that defines if an object is an artwork or a design. 
Innovatively utilizing a wide contrast of materials, textures and eye-catching vibrant colors – “the designs were developed from a 2D point of view and converted in a 3D printed object, with tradition and technology coming together, questioning the use of analogic and digital techniques in art and design” they add.

Forms & Textures by Mas Creations by Masquespacio
© Mas Creations by Masquespacio
Forms & Textures by Mas Creations by Masquespacio
© Mas Creations by Masquespacio

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