Aldo Cibic investigates the basic elements of architecture in an installation designed to present Diplos, the new collection by Abet Laminati and Saib, during Milan Design Week 2018.
A large labyrinth of polychrome shapes: “Colors on the move” is the installation designed by Aldo Cibic to present Diplos, the new materials collection by Abet Laminati and Saib, during the Salone del Mobile 2018.
The project, hosted at the University of Milan inside the ancient Chiostro del ‘700 (‘700 Courtyard), has been exposed on occasion of the event – exhibition “Interni House in Motion 2018 – 20 Years”.
Diplos is a new selection of materials resulting from the combination between the high quality and strength of Print Hpl by Abet Laminati – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative laminates – and the innovative melamine faced particleboard projected by the Italian company Saib.
Aldo Cibic interprets this new material with a lively composition made of different forms, sizes and colors that allows the visitors to have a sensory, visual and tactile experience. The pavilion immediately attracts attention due to its a geometric mega-structure which comes to grips with the soft forms of the arches of the beautiful 18th century cloister.
Orthogonal structures, parallelepipeds and volumes, which fit into one another, create a labyrinth of geometric shapes, where a standing large table is transformed by Aldo Cibic into the roof of a work of architecture. The Italian designer skilfully uses the basic lines of contemporary architecture, creating a mysterious space that, through a yellow spiral wall, lures the visitors inside.
What opens up is an unexpected space, where visitors can discover a universe inhabited by elemental forms. Inside, the public can have a visual and sensory experience of the vibrant hues and surfaces from the Diplos collection, of which Aldo Cibic fully values the color palette and the different material finishes.
“The pavilion aims to investigate the relationship between geometric shapes and space and how man fits into this relat ionship. Colors on the move appears as a lively composition made of volumes with different shapes, sizes and colors, in reality it is a kind of ammonite, which captures the visitor, projecting it into a world of lines and colors that evokes a picture of Mondrian.” Source and photo Courtesy of Aldo Cibic.
Article by Marco Rinaldi