Tipstudio Creates Alchemy of Metal Waste and Material Hybridization | Secondo Fuoco

An experimental material research with a sartorial and sensorial approach through an emotional implication is the result of Tipstudio’s recent slags and bronze collection. An amalgamation of design and craftsmanship, the Secondo Fuoco is a sculptural and material collection composed of furnishing, accessories and objects that are made by combining the impurity of the scoria and the purity of bronze. Scroll down to know more on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

Secondo Fuoco is a sculptural and material collection composed of furnishing, accessories and objects.

A second life to waste

In collaboration with the art foundry specialist in sculptures Fonderia Artistica Versiliese, Tipstudio designed Secondo Fuoco (meaning A Further Fire) which is their latest research project. The project investigates the slag of fusion, which is an impure residue that emerges on the surface of the molten metal, in a reflection on the multiple souls of the matter: its mineral origin re-obtained by smelting processes and its artificiality drove by man.

The collection is made by combining the impurity of the scoria and the purity of bronze.

The process

The studio focuses on the unless, that is the metal waste, by exploring the potential of the scoria in connection between the traditional approach to foundry culture and the spontaneity of metals. Fonderia Artistica Versiliese assisted in collecting these impure materials that are generated from the smelting process. It is further catalogued, trimmed, milled and stuck together with wax. The slag is a byproduct composed mainly of silicates of aluminium and calcium, rock components and metal oxides that are derived from melting processes.

The project investigates the slag of fusion, which is an impure residue that emerges on the surface of the molten metal.

The scoria showcases the spontaneity and expressions of its rocky impure matter in contrast to bronze which acts as a binder and structural element. The objects including tables, lamps, vases and mirrors are linear and imperfect. These objects are balanced with steel, crystal and marble to enhance the material hybridization.

These objects are balanced with steel, crystal and marble to enhance the material hybridization.

Project details

Materials: Slags and solid bronze with elements in mirror steel and crystal

Produced by: Tipstudio, Fonderia Artistica Versiliese

Photographs: Nicolo Panzeri; Courtesy: Tipstudio

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