about the exhibition

Shaking up industry’s standards – with their dazzling displays of experimental design research – the creative collective Envisions has soundly validated the importance of a design’s preliminary phases. Ascending from the success of our > wood in process < presentations throughout 2017, Envisions and the Spanish wood manufacturer Finsa vividly picked up where they left off, carrying their enriching collaboration to even greater heights.

As a second chapter to the creative love story, Envisions and Finsa now stand at the outset of creating tangible, industrial progress. The green light has been given to six of the previously created researches, which the designers have distinctively been maturing into a versatile and industry-worthy collection of materials.

These current product developments are presented as a diptych. Continuously taking a stand in not promoting the final product as design’s highest good, the exhibition firstly consists of a conceptual and impressionistic application of the previously handcrafted materials – now industrially altered in the factories of Finsa. Upscaled, repeated and carefully composed together, the contextualised play of materials culminate in a spatial spectacle of sensory finesse which is a direct result of Envisions’ process-focused formula.

Turning the page, we encounter the other side of the diptych that shows us the current, industrial developments of Envisions’ colourful wood samples and Finsa’s captivating manufacturing process involved. Together, the two displays formulate the mission and vision of this collaboration clearly – showing that designers can’t live without the industry and the industry can’t progress without visionary designers. That quality is not a destination, but a direction and – most importantly – a process.


exhibit date

17 - 22 April 2018

exhibit location

Officine Savone
Zona Tortona
Via Savona 35

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part of collaboration

part of collection

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