Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017
From May 16 to 19, ALPI presented its latest new wood collections to the world at interzum 2017 trade fair. Held every two years in Cologne, interzum is seen as a must-attend event by all major companies for the furnishing sector and interior design.
The story of the expressive languages of the new ALPI 2017 wood collections, presented at FuoriSalone in Milano the past April, continued at Interzum defining an unique and original concept in which different atmospheres can coexist: evocative, warm and tactile in the reproductions of wood, innovative, visual and dynamic in the graphic designs.
The natural impressions and graphic patterns of the last collections by Piero Lissoni, Fratelli Campana and Kengo Kuma were the protagonist of a sophisticated set-up designed by Studio Lissoni, which brought out the appeal of the ALPI woods through a visual itinerary of great expressive impact.
ALPI continues its tradition in the creation of exclusive wood patterns through a fascinating and advanced production process, where pure innovation blends with meticulous tailor-made craftsmanship, enhancing the design freedom and aesthetic impact of a living material like wood.
A concrete example of this research is the new Legacy Collection, curated by Piero Lissoni and exhibited at Interzum 2017 event.
The identity of the material is investigated by ALPI through a fascinating production procedure, in which the wooden material is reproduced by accentuating its intrinsic features. This collection is composed of “lost” or endangered woods like ebony, teak, wenge, rosewood and zebrawood, whose use is practically forbidden today. Their aesthetic virtues, natural durability and excellent structural properties have led to great demand for these woods over the years, causing serious problems of deforestation and illegal harvesting: ALPI wants to preserve the beauty of the materials, reproducing these fine varieties.