Fugazi FugaziTERRAZZO FURNITURE
Terrazzo has an inert beauty combined with unique qualities that allow unexploited potential. The furniture developed by the project will bring together tradition, aesthetics and functionality. New products using this material will help the partnership to revive the declining terrazzo craft.
STUDIO SOETHOUDT (Netherland)
STUDIO SOETHOUDT as a visual communication designer, the core value of Studio Soethoudt design is to tell a story and how it visually translates a variety of subjects and pulls them together in a single, moment. Dion Soethoudt graduated in Man and Communication from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016. His resumé includes international projects, collaborating with specialists in countries as far apart as Portugal (Azores), Lithuania and Japan. Dion will be in charge of the research, concept and design.
EUROSURFACES PORTUGAL (Portugal)
EUROSURFACES PORTUGAL is a Portuguese company that has been producing agglomerated marble since 1980, they will collaborate with their expertise in working with the material and will produce the products at their plant.
THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:
Out of a fascination for the exploration of new contemporary Terrazzo aesthetics and functionality. Showcased in a product, made to last generations.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS:
The material: Terrazzo
-Flexible in it’s altering and implementation;
-Sustainable (waste reduction material); -Durable;
-It can carry a message (illustrative);
-The technique keeps growing with the time (self-healing concrete).
Techniques available to tell the Fugazi Fugazi story:
-Content (div. material, stone shaping);
-Casting (mold-shape, timing, layer by layer, ressin concrete);
-Coloring (illustrative, pigment and stone).
We live in different countries, with different languages so communication is always tricky. Also both our schedules are fluctuating, but we manage by communicating a lot. I have visited RMC in Portugal to meet the team and production behind the material, but just as important for them to meet me and see how ambitious and dedicated I am to this project.
In the future we want to implement and integrate this new aesthetic on a commercial market.
Scaling the special terrazzo technique into a collection of furniture pieces. Furniture available to the public and the tiles collection available for architectural ends.