ALCAROL

Conceived by Andrea Forti and Eleonora Dal Farra, Alcarol, an experimental design duo examine environmental traces on materials and how resulting creations become guardians of a space.

Located halfway between the Venice lagoon and the Dolomite Unesco World Heritage mountains, the pieces aim to capture the spirit of these unique places, often by freezing time at the end of certain materials’ life cycle and giving it new life.

In this console, the mossy sides of the planks are captured in resin to preserve the natural edges. “This creates a beautiful contrast between outer decay and inner robustness,” says Forti.